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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.


Frequently Asked Questions


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: 

  • Repeat a series of numbers, letters, or words  
  • Look at some simple drawings and then draw them from memory  

Tests for language and speech skills. You might be asked to: 

  • Name pictures that the examiner shows you  
  • Point to a picture named by the examiner  
  • Name as many words as you can think of that begin with a certain letter or are in a certain category (for example, animals or fruits)  

Tests for reasoning, planning, and organizing skills. You might be asked to: 

  • Sort cards according to colors or shapes on the cards  
  • Use a pencil to connect a series of numbered or lettered dots on a sheet of paper  
  • Stack colored discs in a certain pattern  

Tests for personality. You might be asked to: 

  • Answer a multiple choice or true/false questionnaire about yourself  
  • Look at cards with pictures on them and tell what you see  

It may take several hours to take all the tests. But you may not have to take all of them at once. 

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Accepted Insurances

We do our best to make sure this list is current as our contracts with insurance companies continue to grow. However, if you don't see your carrier, please call our office to confirm.

 Commercial Insurances   

   Aetna
     Allied Benefit Systems
     ASR

     Auto Owners

     Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan

     Federal Blue Cross/Blue Shield of   
            Michigan

     Ceridian
     CIGNA

     Cofinity

     Compsych Corporation

     CoreSource

     Emax EAP

     Employee Assistance Center

     Farm Bureau First Health

     Golden Rule Insurance Company

     Goverment Employees Health

              Assoc.

     GPM Life
     Group Marketing Services

     HealthAmerica WPA

     Healthscope

     Humana & Humana Gold

     Liberty Mutual

     Lifetime Benefit Solutions

     Magellan Behaviorial Health

     Priority Health

     Prof. Benefit Administrators Inc.

     Psychcare LLC

     United Healthcare
     US Health & Life

     Value Options

     Windward Employee Solutions

 

Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare

     Medicare Plus Blue

     McLaren
     Meridian

     Molina

     United Healthcare Community Plan

     Value Options

Veterans Insurances
   Champs VA

     Tricare

     Value Options Military