F.A.Q.

What is therapy?
What will I have to do?
How does talking about this help me grow?
What is the length of treatment?
Will everything I say be kept confidential?
What if there are things I don't want to talk about or want anyone to know about me?
I'm afraid I will have to give up some aspect of my life (relationship, career, activity) that is important to me.
How do I pay?
How long is the session?
How will I know when therapy is over?
What forms of payments are accepted?
What insurance companies are accepted?
What are the hours for appointments?

What is therapy?
Therapy is a process of self discovery and self acceptance. It helps you learn new skills and find new tools to make needed changes such as developing better coping or interpersonal skills. It also helps you to develop positive life goals and a more positive self- assessment.

What will I have to do?
Your biggest job in therapy is to be honest with yourself and communicate about yourself and your life with your therapist. In order to help this process, sometimes you may be asked to complete homework assignments, journaling, or reading.

How does talking about this help me grow?
Through therapy, you will determine the critical life changes needed for a happier, healthier life. Perhaps these will be in the area of evaluation or yourself or others. It may involve changes in how you solve problems, manage stress, or communicate.

What is the length of treatment?
The length of treatment will vary according to the number and kind of life problems that need to be addressed. Most people will begin to experience some relief within a few sessions. Treatment sessions are usually scheduled once per week, although they may be scheduled more frequently if the person is experiencing significant life crises.

Will everything I say be kept confidential?
Yes. By law, your therapist cannot reveal what you tell them or even that you are seeing them. There are some circumstances in which this does not apply - if you are threatening to harm yourself or another, or in cases of child abuse which needs to be reported.

What if there are things I don't want to talk about or want anyone to know about me?
You can always say so. But therapy is most helpful when you can be honest. As you become more comfortable with your therapist, you may find you can confront deeper issues.

I'm afraid I will have to give up some aspect of my life (relationship, career, activity) that is important to me.
One task of therapy is to establish priorities and to make changes accordingly. Your therapist may make recommendations, but the choice is always yours.

How do I pay?
You pay at the end of each session.

How long is the session?
Forty-Five minutes.

How will I know when therapy is over?
You and the therapist will agree together on what the goals are for your therapy. When these goals are met to your satisfaction, you and the therapist will agree to terminate the therapy.

What forms of payments are accepted?
Cash and checks are the only forms of payment accepted at this time.

What insurance companies are accepted?
The major companies for insurance are Magellan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Healthnet. However, oftentimes Ms. Beasley can accept other insurance companies as an out-of-network provider. Ms. Beasley is an EAP provider for Nissan, Ingram, and St. Thomas employees.

What are the hours for appointments?
Ms. Beasley's hours are from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.