Profound Change is Possible at Healing Meadows
…As we are always becoming that which is greater
At the core of our help is that we believe that each person has a unique purpose in life. Life presents each of us with situations where depression, addiction, anxiety, eating too much, eating too little, low self-esteem, and no self-identity can distract a person from finding that unique purpose. We can explore a variety of issues that keep you from experiencing your own clear purpose in life and help you find that meaning and make sense of it for a better and happier future .
We will work together to determine what your goals are and determine what we can do to help you to achieve those goals. My personal goal as your therapist is to understand the way you see the world and help you make sense out of it in a way that helps you make choices based on that new insight.
We believe that every person has the capability to make changes in his/her/their life. We also believe that each person is responsible for these changes. Here we have core values that guide our treatment. These core values are empathy, authenticity, responsibility, and accountability.
As of April 2022, Healing Meadows is using a HIPPA protected version of Telehealth for all appointments. We are not seeing patients in-person. All sessions are done face-to-face via a HIPPA compliant platform using either Therapy Notes or Zoom.
Healing Meadows will consider in-person appointments within the next six months or as industry standard changes. If you are specifically looking for in-person appointments, we cannot accommodate this request at this time.
Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues or recent problems with anxiety or depression. Other times, it is a response to unexpected changes in one’s personal life such as a divorce, a death, or work transition.
Many seek the advice of a therapist to pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can help provide clear insight, needed support, and new strategies for dealing with all types of life challenges. Therapy can help one address many different types of issues, including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues, and even general life transitions.
Therapy is appropriate and a good choice for anyone who wants to get the most out of life by taking responsibility for it, creating greater self-awareness of how life happens, and working toward positive change in their own lives.
Everyone goes through challenging situations during life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you have faced, there is nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you realize you need it. Indeed, therapy is for those people who have enough self-awareness to realize they do need a helping hand, and that quality is one to be admired.
You are taking responsibility for accepting where you are presently in your life and making a commitment to change that situation by seeking therapy. Therapy can provide long-lasting benefits and support and give you tool, you can use to avoid future triggers, re-direct damaging behavior patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you may have to face, especially the immediate issue that led to therapy in the first place..
There are certain specific benefits one gets from participating in psychotherapy. Therapists can provide support, offer problem-solving skills, and enhance coping strategies for issues like depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks to writing, music, performing, and expressing creativity.
Many people find that therapists can also be a tremendous asset when managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the general hassles of daily life. Therapists can offer a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a positive solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy of course depend on how well you become involved the process and put into practice what you learn.
In some ways, psychotherapy is difficult to describe and can vary among therapists. However, it is standard practice for therapists to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life during your therapy sessions.
Psychotherapy is commonly scheduled on a weekly basis, although sometimes more frequent sessions are indicated. Each session lasts around 45-50 minutes. Therapy can be short term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. For therapy to be the most effective you must be an active and willing participant, both during and between the sessions. People who do seek psychotherapy are willing to take responsibility for their actions, work toward self-change, and create greater awareness in their lives going forward.
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals, and values.
- Developing skills to improve your relationships.
Resolving the specific issues or concerns that prompted therapy.
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety.
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional life pressures.
- Improving communication and listening skills.
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones.
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in family and relationships.
Improving your self-esteem and boosting your self-confidence.
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of everything discussed in therapy. No information is ever disclosed without prior written permission from the patient.
However, there are certain exceptions required by law to this rule. Those exceptions include any time there is suspected child or elder abuse, any time serious harm is threatened during a session toward another person, or any time a person might be actively wanting to harm him/herself.
In those instances, steps may have to be taken to ensure the welfare of others or even the patient. Where possible, your therapist will discuss any instances when your privacy cannot be preserved.
All these considerations will be discussed with you at length during your first appointment. Any questions you may have about any of the policies at Healing Meadows by the Sea will be discussed prior to actual therapy.
Our standard fees range from $150 to $250 per session, based on time, for a duration set between you and your therapist depending on your therapeutic goals. We may be able to offer a sliding scale fee based on your financial need and can easily discuss that possibility prior to arranging the first initial session.
Healing Meadows Marriage & Family Counseling Services Inc., is in the process of contracting with various insurance providers. Please review the Payments and Insurance section of this webpage for more information. For accuracy and full details about any coverage, please contact your insurance provider and inquire whether your assigned therapist is in-network.
If you are using insurance, it is often a good idea to speak with your insurance carrier first to learn more about your mental health coverage. If you need assistance in finding more information about your coverage, feel free to call us. We can often learn what is needed prior to your appointment.
We are happy to discuss with you a variety of options for payment based on your individual needs. Please contact Aimee, our clinical coordinator, in the business office for more details.