Langfeld Counseling, PLLC
Hillary Langfeld MSW, LICSW
How do I know if I should start counseling?
Making the decision to start therapy is a very intimate and personal decision that should not be taken lightly. In therapy you share personal details about yourself and this can be a scary and uncomfortable idea for most. Below is a list of some common reasons people reach out for counseling services.
Frequent, intense, uncontrollable worry
Frequent and intense anger/ irritability
Isolation, sadness, hopelessness
Thoughts you would be better off dead
Difficulty adjusting to life transitions
Difficulties with social or romantic relationships
Trouble concentrating or completing tasks
Turning to unhealthy coping skills in times of stress
Does my insurance cover counseling services?
Most insurances do provide some coverage for mental health services, however the cost you are responsible to pay will depend on your insurance plan. Mental health professionals can decide if they are going to accept insurance reimbursement in their practice. Some providers, including Langfeld Counseling, are not contracted with any and/or all insurance providers. If you have questions about what coverage your insurance has or what providers are in your insurance network call your insurance company and ask. If you would like to use insurance benefits to help pay for your cost of care, ask the therapist which insurance plans they accept.
How long does counseling take?
Your first initial session will take about 70-90 minutes. Following therapy sessions will be 45-50 minutes in length. The duration of treatment depends on a number of factors including someone's ability to complete tasks outside of session, intensity of symptoms, insurance coverage, and preferences for therapy.
How do I know when I should end therapy?
Many people experience benefits from attending therapy and notice an improvement in symptoms. In therapy you will work to identify goals that are important to you and your values. Therapy will focus on making progress towards your identified goal of therapy. You and your therapist will work collaboratively to decide when you have reached your therapy goals and will be appropriate to terminate or decrease services. In a majority of situations outpatient therapy is a voluntary, meaning you have the option to stop at anytime. It is recommended that you talk with your counselor about your concerns before stopping therapy to avoid any unnecessary emotional distress depending on the therapeutic modality you are using.