1. How can therapy help me?
Therapy offers a safe space for you to address any issues you are having that are interfering with your relationships, functioning or comfort level with yourself. We are highly trained to assess for a wide variety of mental health challenges that people face today, including depression, anxiety, family conflict and relationship problems. The therapist will also assess for strengths to build upon to make the work you do together more effective. You and your therapist will then develop some goals to shoot for to address these issues. Most likely, your sessions will include very specific skill development to improve your functioning and reduce the impact of negative symptoms. The general goal of therapy is always to improve quality of life.
2. What age groups do you see in your office?
We provide counseling services for adolescents, and adults, individuals, couples and families.
3. Do you prescribe medication?
No. Medication can only be prescribed by a medical doctor. We can make referrals for psychiatrists or you may ask your primary care provider for a referral.
4. How long will it take before I start to feel better?
Response to counseling treatment varies from client to client and deeply depends on the client’s willingness to engage during sessions as well as willingness to complete any “homework” the therapist assigns. The fact of the matter is, weekly to bi-weekly sessions are unlikely to be as effective without active engagement in assigned activities between sessions. Such assignments might include activities such as journal-keeping, skill practicing, reading, or exploring an app recommended by the therapist. That being said, clients often report feeling better after the first appointment simply because they’ve taken the first step toward healing.
5. How often will I have sessions?
That depends. Usually, your therapist will recommend weekly to bi-weekly sessions at first. This is to help establish a therapeutic relationship and quickly address the most pressing issues. After several weeks to a few months, if you and the therapist see improvement in functioning and a reduction of symptoms you reported in the beginning, the therapist will likely reduce the frequency to bi-weekly or monthly to allow for continued support. Again, this varies widely from client to client and depends on level of engagement in the process.
6. Do you take insurance?
For individual, couples, and family counseling, We accept many major insurances and private pay. It is important that you understand your insurance benefits before your first appointment since they vary widely from plan to plan. Some plans require a co-pay and some plans don’t cover services until the deductible has been met. Payment is required at the time of the appointment and a credit card is required to be kept on file for session fees, co-pays, and missed appointment fees (There is a $50 missed appointment fee).
7. What are your office hours? Do you have evening appointments
As a telehealth provider, we can offer great flexibility with regard to appointment times. Most of our therapists offer some evening and weekend appointment, in addition to traditional daytime hours. Some clients even choose a lunch hour session. That’s the beauty of telehealth. It fits into your lifestyle in a way traditional office based therapy cannot.
8. How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment or speak to one of our therapists about options, you may call us 434-446-1416, send us a message through the secure contact form here, or email us at anne@anneleggettlpc. If you have an emergency, you should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.