is to provide the highest quality mental health services in a relaxed, respectful atmosphere. Confidentiality and the provision of expert care is of utmost concern.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Although it is a good idea to inform your primary care physician that you are considering therapy, it is not required. If your insurance plan is a network product and Knowlton, O'Neill & Associates is not part of your network, you may need an out-of-network referral to obtain maximum coverage from your insurance plan. You can call your insurance carrier for more information. Call our office staff if you have any questions.
You can expect to be actively involved in your child's therapy in a number of ways, including:
By helping you clearly define your problems and teaching you to look more objectively at the behaviors, feelings and thoughts related to your problems, you can learn more effective ways of dealing with your difficulties. There is no guarantee that therapy will help you, but a study by Consumer Reports found that 9 out of 10 people surveyed said that psychotherapy had helped them.
Yes. Confidentiality is protected by law and also by a professional code of ethics. There are certain limits to confidentiality, such as suspected child abuse or imminent risk of suicide or homicide. These limits will be explained to you in writing when you come for your initial appointment. Except for the legal limits of confidentiality, we will not release any information unless requested to do so by you in writing.
The American Psychological Association has a good web page that contains useful information on therapy and on finding a therapist. The address is http://helping.apa.org