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The Children Whisperer
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Common Questions
How can therapy help my child ?
 
When you bring your child for an assessment the improvement begins immediately !
  
  • Attaining a better understanding of your childs potential
  • Developing skills using the puppet and puppy relational model
  • The skillbuilding skills start with you changing as well
  • Learning new ways to cope with your childs skillbuilding model
  • Managing conflicts with sound relational model rehearsal
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems and change
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

Do I really need  professional help ?  I can usually handle my childs  problems.  
  
Why should I make the effort ? I can Google my childs concerns and  save money and time and try all different approach's on my own !


Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for my child ?

Please understand that you will not find answers when you truly don't understand the problems. When you try the guessing game approach you can cause severe setback's in your childs mental state.
The attitude how can It  be worse ?  What can I lose? Trying it on your can cause tremendous harm to your child. We will gladly help you find help a psychological  facility who offers assistance to those with financial difficulty
 
  
What is therapy like?
  Parents 'try out" effective skills during sessions, so when they are in the face of the problem, they already know exactly what to do because they become familiar with ways to apply the skills-as opposed to just talking about what and how they should manage child tantrums
Life is much more serious than a local theater production, yet amateur actors and directors rehearse constantly prior to the show. Skills that have been rehearsed are easier to remember than those "talked about" during therapy.
 
 
What about medication vs. psychotherapy?  
 
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Please understand  Action Relational Therapy  will use medication as a last resort.
You are certainly not going to get a "quick fix" at  Actional Relational Therapy. That will never ever happen as long as I'm clinical director !
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Do you take insurance, and how does that work?
 
To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them.  Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers.  Some helpful questions you can ask them:
 
  • What are my mental health benefits?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician? 
 
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
 
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office.   Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone.  This is called “Informed Consent”.  Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
 
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
 
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.