Counselors Associates Ltd: +1 (618) 972.1568

FAQs

 

How frequently will I meet with my therapist?

Your therapist will work with you to develop a schedule that will optimize your time in therapy. Some clients see their therapist as often as twice a week, while others see their therapist only once a month.

How long will I be in therapy?

Each individual’s situation is unique; you are ultimately responsible for how long you participate in therapy. Some issues can be resolved in as few as 3 sessions, while other issues may need and deserve a more long-term approach. In your first appointment with your therapist, you will discuss your expectations for treatment. Typically, a mutual decision between you and your therapist will determine the length of time that is needed to accomplish your goals.

What time should I arrive for my first appointment?

Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to allow time for completing forms and handling any other necessary paperwork. If you are able to complete the new client intake form in advance, please visit the Resources tab, download and print the form and bring to your first scheduled appointment.

What do I need to bring with me to my first appointment?

Please bring the following:

  • Insurance Card
  • Driver’s License
  • Payment for the session(cash, check or credit accepted)
    **If you have a deductible and/or copay through insurance please bring this information with you. We also suggest you contact your insurance provider prior to scheduling your appointment to see if our office is in-network or out-of-network and if you are required to get pre-authorized for behavioral health benefits.

For Child/Adolescent Patients:

We request that you do not bring your child to the first appointment so the proper consent forms can be completed and we can have a conversation about your concerns and goals for your child.

For Custody Cases:

Please bring a copy of your final custody agreement. Also note that we may ask that only one parent be present, per session, if we deem this most beneficial for the child/client.