FAQ - Questions




Q: How long will treatment last?
A: Duration of treatment varies based on the needs of the client. Generally, I work on a model of brief therapy. I aim to provide you with the skills to adequately manage your life as quickly as possible, therefore reducing the need for long-term treatment.
Q: Will I be prescribed medication?
A: No, I do not prescribe medication. I would be happy to refer you to psychiatrists in the area that can prescribe medication upon request. 

Q: Is my information confidential?

A: Absolutely. SFTS is bound by the legal and ethical standards of the practice of psychology as dictated by the State of Georgia and the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. I would be happy to provide a copy of HIPPA information at initial session upon request.

Q: Will my insurance pay for my visits?

A: In most cases, yes. In the event I do not take your particular insurance, a bill can be provided to you so that you can file a claim with your insurance company. Also, know that many people have good out-of-network benefits and I would be more than happy to check your benefits for you!

Q: What are acceptable methods of payment?

A: I accept cash, check, and credit card. Payment is expected at time of service.

Q: What are your business hours?

A: SFTS works hard to operate around client schedules, with weekend and evening sessions available.

Q: What should I expect at my first visit?

A: Clients can expect to complete initial paperwork during first session: information relevant to history of presenting problem(s) and treatment goals.