How long is a therapy session?
Sessions are usually 50 minutes. Couples session can range from 60-75 minutes.
How often are therapy sessions provided?
Most clients are seen once a week, while some clients with different needs may be seen twice a week or twice a month. Over the course of treatment, we will meet less frequently when improvements are observed until you are ready to graduate from therapy. The total number of sessions depends on what your currents needs are to meet your goal.
How long do I need to be in therapy?
Treatment is different for everyone. It depends on what your goals are for treatment and the amount of work you put into it. It is important that you are not only doing work during the session but implementing the learned skills outside of session.
What if I don’t know what I want to work on?
Sometimes, individuals come to therapy for the first time not knowing what they want to work on, or not knowing how to put it in words. Completing an intake assessment (gathering information about the person’s background, family dynamic, current stressors/struggles, questions, relationship history, etc.) can give the therapist an idea of what the client may benefit from. This is a very common question and Lupita makes it a priority to assist the client in creating goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely, also known as SMART Goals.
What does it mean to offer “sliding scale”?
Some therapist, such as myself, offer sliding scale which is services at a lower rate for those who qualify. Typically therapists have a certain amount of slots available for sliding scale clients due to not being able to accommodate for a large caseload of sliding scale clients. If you are looking for more affordable rates due to many restrictions such as being a student on a tight budget, please do not hesitate to call to see what is available to you. If Lupita Martinez does not have any space available, she will try her best to refer you to someone who can help.
Below are additional resources for those who don’t know how to begin searching for a therapist:
Or download the image pdf here: Finding a Therapist Flow Chart
Or download the image pdf here: Found a Therapist- What to do now?