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Frequently Asked Questions

Is therapy right for me?

  • You are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety or you just don’t feel like yourself…
  • You feel stuck in your relationship, job, or in other areas of your life…
  • You are at a crossroads in life and know that something must change…
  • You have excessive worry that keeps you from relaxation and sleep or causes other problems with daily functioning…
  • You have been feeling more irritable or angry lately and find yourself taking it out on others…
  • Your life choices have caused problems for you and your loved ones and/or failed to give you the deeper meaning and purpose you desire…
  • You don’t know how to get people to listen to you and understand what you are feeling…
  • You have thoughts of or have harmed yourself through cutting, burning, or other methods…
  • You feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster and not in control…
  • A loved one is going through a tough time and you are trying to hold it all together for the family and for yourself…
  • You are in a relationship where you feel under-valued, taken for granted, emotionally abused, dominated and controlled or physically abused…
  • You have questions about the way you are feeling or the circumstances and people you are attracting… 
  • You are willing to look at yourself beneath the surface and are ready to do some work…

...Then, therapy may be right for you!

Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems. 

You may be like many people who occasionally struggle with hills and valleys in life. They may be difficult and challenging…and sometimes even painful. Most of the time you have the inner resources, coping skills, and support from friends and family to get through it. Sometimes, you have struggled for quite a while and feel like you are becoming stuck. It may be helpful to have an unbiased person to listen and help you sort things out, set some goals or learn some new strategies that can help now and in the future.  

Or, you may be like many people who struggle with long term or deeper issues that cause problems in your relationships, job, independence or health. Sometimes these issues began in your childhood or more recently due to a serious event. Maybe you have had prior therapists and providers who weren’t helpful. Whatever your circumstances or your difficulties, you can always benefit from having someone to talk to and to help you grow and feel successful for your efforts. 

How can therapy help me? 

Some of the benefits of therapy include:
  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals, and values.
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships.
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety.
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures.
  • Improving communication and listening skills.
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones.
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems. 
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence.
  • Feeling like someone is listening to you, understands, and cares. 

What is therapy like? 

Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. It is standard for therapists to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life during therapy sessions. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts about fifty minutes. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book, practicing new strategies or keeping records to track certain behaviors. It is important to process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life between sessions. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions. People seeking psychotherapy are willing to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change, and create greater awareness in their lives. Here are some things you can expect out of therapy: compassion, respect, and understanding, assistance in identifying persistent patterns and negative feelings, strategies for making positive change, effective and proven techniques along with practical guidance.

Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work? 

To determine if you have mental health coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions: 
What are my mental/behavioral health benefits? 
Does my insurance have a deductible and/or co-insurance payment?
How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider? 
Lori accepts several different insurance plans to assist in serving you better, including:
  • Anthem BC/BS
  • ConnectiCare
  • Cigna
  • Oxford/UHC
  • HUSKY: CT Medicaid
  • United Health Care/OPTUM
  • Connecticut Medicaid/HUSKY
  • Harvard Pilgrim 
  • Aetna
  • Empire
  • Beacon Health

Fees are due at each session. Accepted forms of payment include cash, check, debit/credit card, and Venmo.  Counselor does not keep change on hand.  

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. Exceptions include: Disclosed or suspected child abuse, neglect or dependent adult or elder abuse or neglect, for which your counselor is required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim. If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.