There are several different types of therapy offered. These approaches vary based on provider, so be sure to talk with your provider about which services you are interested in.
In this form of counseling the identified client is the relationship instead of one of the partners. The majority of sessions will be conducted with both partners present, but the provider may ask for an individual session with each person as well. This is with the intent to be able to explore deeper each person’s concerns in the relationship. Alicia predominantly uses the Gottman Method with couples due to the large quantity of research regarding these techniques.
Similar to couples counseling, family counseling identifies the family as a whole as the primary focus. This method often involves working with all
members of the family together, and at times with subsets inside the family. For instance, a mother and child working on how to communicate more effectively in some sessions, and other sessions may include a couple learning to enforce discipline effectively together
Play therapy is a specific modality of therapy typically used with, although not always limited to, children. Because children learn through play, therapy is much more effective when a child is speaking “their own language.” Although some techniques are more directive (discussing coping
skills, emotions, and self regulation) most of play therapy is non-directive. This means having limited rules and expectations and allowing the child to
express themselves in a safe environment. Many providers will use a combination of directive and non-directive approaches throughout treatment. To parents this can look like “just playing,” but it is important to remember that children communicate the most through play especially at ages up to 12.
Coaching is similar to counseling in that it is a process to help an individual accomplish personal or professional growth. It differs from counseling or therapy in that those seeking out counseling have an identified problem or diagnosis they are working to improve. In coaching a person is typically doing well, and looking to advance themselves further with their goals and ambitions. Unfortunately, health insurance only reimburses for sessions when there is medical necessity. If medical necessity is identified, then your provider will likely recommend counseling, but if not, you will likely be offered coaching. These sessions will have to be paid for out-of-pocket. Talk with your provider about the cost for these sessions.
$80 per session
Many insurance companies offer coverage for most forms of counseling. You will need to check with your specific insurance plan to know the benefits and if the provider you are working with is in-network. It is important to note that each plan varies, and coverage cannot be guaranteed until you have checked with your specific plan.
Alicia has in-network contracts with: