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Frequently Asked Questions
 

What types of problems do you work with?

  • Relationship difficulties Perspectives Therapy Services, LLC
  • Anxiety , panic, OCD
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Infertility struggles
  • Addictive behaviors - substance abuse, eating disorders, gambling, pornography
  • Codependency
  • Adult children of alcoholics
  • Self-harm
  • Chronic illness, chronic pain
  • Trauma (PTSD)
  • Domestic violence
  • Life crises or transitions
  • Divorce and remarried families
  • Child/adolescent problems
  • Parenting concerns
  • Parent training – behavior modification and shaping
  • School problems – bullying
  • Low self-esteem
  • Sexual identity concerns or exploration
 
How frequent are sessions and how long will therapy last?

Most commonly, people come to therapy once a week for a 50-minute session, although this can vary depending on the problem and its severity. The duration of therapy (number of sessions) is difficult to predict as it depends on a number of factors including severity of the problem and response to treatment. Therapy lasts as long as it needs to in order to eliminate or minimize the problem; this can be anywhere from a few sessions to working with a therapist for several years. At Perspective we work collaboratively with our clients in discussing the direction of treatment as well as conducting on-going assessment to measure effectiveness and movement.

 
How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy is $150 for 45 minutes and $175 for 60 minute sessions. We do offer a reduced rate for those in financial need.

 
Will my health insurance pay for treatment?

Yes, frequently your health insurance will cover a significant portion of the cost of therapy. However, every insurance plan is different and we encourage you to investigate your specific plan and benefits so you will know the exact cost to use. To do this you would contact your insurance plan by calling the phone number listed on the back of your insurance card and then ask for "behavioral health benefits". Specifically you will want to know if you have a deductible to meet and what your copay is. Perspectives Therapy Services will bill most major insurance companies including Aetna, Cofinity, Physicians Health Plan, McLaren Health Advantage, McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield , Blue Care Network, Tricare, United Healthcare, Humana, Value Options, HealthPlus, Medicare, Molina, Meridian, Midwest.

 
What kind of therapy is conducted at Perspectives?

Perspectives Therapy Services specializes in the treatment of mental, emotional, psychological, and relationship problems using the latest theory and research-based approaches. We use empirically supported treatments, Lansing Office | Therapy Roomwhich means that the work we do if informed by science and has been shown to be effective in research studies. Several therapists use cognitive-behavioral therapy which has been shown to be an effective treatment for a variety of psychological problems including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Emotionally-focused therapy (EFT) is used to treat couples, which has been empirically validated as well as Dr. John Gottman’s theoretical orientation and carefully crafted interventions aimed at efficient, effective long-term change in couples. Family system’s theory is used when conducting family therapy which focuses on the problem that hinders the family or particularly members from growing and changing appropriately.

 
What about medications?

Perspectives Therapy Services, LLC is a psychotherapy clinic and, as such, we specialize in using therapy to treat psychological and relationship difficulties. While we do not prescribe medications at Perspectives, we collaborate with several psychiatrists in the area when medication might be an appropriate component to the treatment.

 
To schedule an appointment call (810) 494-7180
 
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Brighton office: 120 Flint Street | Brighton, MI 48116 | 810-494-7180
Lansing office: 1701 Lake Lansing Road | Lansing, MI 48912 | 517-993-5474
Highland office: 2628 South Milford Road | Highland, MI 48357 | 248-529-3049
Howell office: 3469 E Grand River | Howell, MI 48843 | 810-494-7180
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