To help save you time at your appointment, you can now download the necessary patient information forms from our website and bring them with you to your scheduled visit. By having you complete these prior to your visit, we are able to provide you with faster patient care.
Why should I go to a therapist?
Not all therapy experiences are alike, nor should they be. Going to a therapist can be a worthwhile growing and stabilizing experience, at times when you have specific problems, interpersonal problems, or generally feeling down. You can go to a therapist once, for a few months, or embark on long-term therapy — each depends on different expectations and goals.
Most people go to see a therapist during a crisis; when your life is threatened, you are in danger, suicidal, or generally not functioning in a normal productive manner. This can happen after the death of a loved one, following a relationship breakup, depression events, or if you are engaging in self-injurious behaviors or been a victim of violence. The main goal of therapy at this point is to stabilize your life so that it is not in any immediate threat.
Other times people come to therapy for a specific non-crisis issue, such as insomnia, procrastination, low grades, anxiety, or even feeling depressed.
People also attend for personal psychotherapy in order to work on problems which are meant for personal growth. An example might be a couple who has been together for years who are dealing with an affair; someone is dealing with being abused; difficulty handling being in foster care or adopted; having intimacy problems; having difficult family dynamics which has led you to engage in negative behaviors (e.g., overeating, avoidance behaviors) or to have poor boundaries.
You don't need to have a "major" problem to engage in counseling. Just feeling unable to deal, feeling overwhelmed, or feeling unhappy makes you a good therapy candidate.
How do I pay for therapy?
Family Therapy & Development Centers and Neuro-Psychology Consultants accepts most Insurances.
You may call our office at (269) -982-3832 to ask specifically about your insurance company.
Typically there is a deductible and/or copay that is your responsibility to pay for services rendered.
We do accept Medicare and most Medicaid programs.
If you do not have insurance, Family Therapy & Development Centers and
Neuro-Psychology Consultants does offer a “sliding scale” based on income. Please ask our office staff about this benefit if needed.
How can just talking make problems disappear?
A professional in mental health talk therapy is trained and has helped many others with problems similar to yours.
Your Family Therapy & Development Centers therapist is trained to help you see the patterns in your life that have led to your unhappiness or difficulties.
In therapy, the main work is to help you recognize those patterns, and then discuss options of therapy and self-help techniques that you may decide to use to try to change them. Sometimes a client will need a combination of "talk" therapy and medication to assist with their particular issue.
Why would neuropsychological testing be done?
Why would I choose psychological testing?
What kinds of neuropsychological or psychological testing is done?
Most of the tests involve answering questions or performing tasks. You may be taking some of the tests on a computer, using pencil and paper, or using other objects. Here are some examples of brain functions and some tests that check them: Tests for attention span and memory. You might be asked to:
Tests for language and speech skills. You might be asked to:
Tests for reasoning, planning, and organizing skills. You might be asked to:
Tests for personality. You might be asked to:
It may take several hours to take all the tests. But you may not have to take all of them at once.
We do our best to make sure this list is current as our contracts with insurance companies continue to grow.
(All insurances are being reviewed for the 2020 year; for any questions related to insurance, please contact our office administrators for assistance!)