Common Questions


Mind Body Connect Family Therapy

925 519-0673

mary.therapy@yahoo.com



Commonly Asked Questions


How long and how many times a week is a typical session?  

Sessions are usually 50 minutes. The number of sessions depends on what your current needs. 


How long will I be in counseling?            

The length of time a client is in counseling depends on the nature of the problem and the goals of the counseling. Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a short course of counseling. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period.


What if I want couples counseling, but my partner won't come?

Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for counseling. However, studies show that is possible to improve a relationship with just one person involved in counseling. 


How much are your fees and do you take insurance?

I can provide you receipts for your insurance. It is your responsibility to pay for service at the beginning of each session. Fees for service are $160 per individual, $180 for two or more people.   


Do I need to take medications?

‚ÄčAs a counselor and therapist, I am not legally allowed to prescribe medications. However, based on a joint assessment of problems you are facing, it may be advisable to consult with a psychiatrist to determine whether medication is warranted. Typically, clients see someone under their health insurance coverage or I can refer you to a psychiatrist.