It’s all a journey….
The process of picking a Mental Health Counselor/Therapist/Coach is a journey of an intimate nature. You are taking the path of bravery not because your crazy but out of brokeneness (truthfully we are all broken) or just wanting to make sure you are doing it right and, everybody has a story that fits their unique situation. Seeking out a travel companion for your journey isn’t a statement of weakness but that of extreme strength as you acknowledge and surrender to the process of life which calls us to grow and mature and become wiser human beings through the seasons of life. We are honored that you are considering Traveling Light Counseling and want to take a moment to answer some Frequently Asked Questions.
Frequently asked questions
Do you recommend medications?
We do not prescribe medications, however we will work on dietary and lifestyle choices. More than ever, we understand the strong link between the quality of our diet and the health of our families and as you are well aware this includes both physical and mental health. The food mind connection is becoming more and more evident and indisputable as children and adults alike demonstrate negative psychological reactions. There's no denying that what we eat effects us, though we may not be fully aware of it's effect. We can become more aware through purposeful and intentional effort. This is especially true for kids and adults alike with the mix of symptoms (ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, OCD, ODD, etc.)
How many counseling sessions will I need?
The number of sessions depends on several factors, including but not limited to the goals for therapy, the severity of the issues encountered and of course the client's willingness to actively participate.
What if I have to cancel my counseling session?
Do you take Medicare, Medicaid, Chip, Healthy Kids or Blue Cross Blue Shield
- We do not accept insurance from Medicare, Medicaid, Chip or Healthy Kids.
We do work with a handful of companies as an out-of-network provider.
Will I get to be involved with the process with my child?
We approach every family as unique, but we always seek input from parents. Parents are an integral part of the work we do with the child/adolescent and at least one parent will need to be involved in the therapeutic process. Sometimes a child/teen will tell me that they really want the counseling time to themselves; other chrildre/teens really want their parents in the counseling process with them. We will adapt our services to your family's needs creating a personalized treatment plan and work side by side with you in order to as Yvette like's to put it "work myself out of a job". We may suggest behavioral interventions, parenting books or different ways you can help your child. At the very least, we ask for parent feedback before or after sessions. Ultimately, your involvement though, will be integral in the progress of your son or daughter.
Do you coordinate care with my child's school?
Yes! No man is an island. We coordinate care with not only their school but also with their school counselor, teachers, doctors, psychiatrist, grandparents and any other professionals or family members who are involved in helping your child succeed. All you need to do is provide me with a release of information.
What to do if my child/teen doesn't want to come?
If your child refused to go to school, attend a visit to their pediatrician or another doctor, what would you do? Especially if they were sick? You would naturally bring them anyways as you know what's best and want only what's best for your child. And that's exactly the way we see it as well.