Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What can I expect from therapy?
Answer: Your program will begin with a comprehensive assessment to address your concerns and to determine your desires for treatment. All of our programs are confidential and designed to incorporate your desires while fostering growth from the direction of our advanced trained therapists. The length or time of treatment will be determined by you and your therapist.
Question: Who will I be meeting with?
Answer: All of the staff at Red Oak Counseling are licensed professionals specializing in mental health and AODA issues. We will ask you a few questions when you contact the clinic and assign you a therapist based on your needs, times available and their specialized training.
Question: How often will we meet, and for how long?
Answer: All programs are designed with your needs in mind. However, we find that most clients benefit from at least two sessions per month. The intake process and initial assessment can take up to 1.5 hours to complete, thereafter individual sessions are 50-60 minutes in length.
Question: How much will it cost, and can I use insurance?
Answer: There are a few options for payment. We offer a complimentary benefits check on your insurance so you know what to expect. From there our Office Manager will call with the results and answer any questions you may have. If you do not have insurance and are interested in therapy, please call us today and we can tell you about our other payment options.
Question: Am I able to speak with my potential therapist?
Answer: Absolutely! We offer a 15 minute consultation which can be done either on the phone or in person.
Question: What do the credentials behind my therapist’s name mean?
Answer: Our team is comprised of knowledgeable providers from several different disciplines of practice. There are many similarities between these credentials. Please give our office a call if you would like more information about a particular provider and their specialties.
- LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor
- LPC-IT: Licensed Professional Counselor- In Training. These providers receive additional supervision to ensure excellence in your care.
- LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- APSW: Advanced Practice Social Work. These providers receive additional supervision to ensure excellence in your care.
- LMFT: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- SAC, CSAC, SASA: Substance Abuse Counselor
- SAC-IT: Substance Abuse Counselor- In Training. These providers receive additional supervision to ensure excellence in your care.
- RDN: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
- MS: Master’s of Science
- CIR: Critical Incident Responder