Q: What is therapy?

A: Therapy, also called psychotherapy or counseling, is the process of talking to a trained professional about a wide range of life challenges: emotional distress, anxiety, family difficulties, addiction, recovery, mood problems, grief and loss, or relationship problems. It can also be used to aid in personal growth, meet personal goals, and improve the ability to cope with stress and everyday problems.

Q: What can I expect?

A: Your first appointment will be an intake session. Your therapist will ask you to provide demographic information e.g. name, address, phone number, emergency contact. You will sign a Consent for Treatment form, discuss HIPPA and confidentiality and a complete history will be taken.

At your second session you and your therapist will set treatment goals together, reviewing these goals as you go along. Therapy goals may be successfully accomplished in just a few months, but in some cases, long-term treatment may be indicated. This will be discussed with your therapist in the first few sessions. You may ask your therapist at any time during the therapy about his or her approach, what the goals of treatment might be, how long therapy will last, and what to do in a crisis.

Q: How do I make an appointment?

A: Appointments can be made by calling 219.237.9545 or via email tracy@trautpoint0.com.

Q: How long do counseling sessions last?

A: The intake session will last 90 minutes. Subsequent sessions will be 50 minutes.

Q: How much will I have to pay for each session?

A: The intake session is $65.00. Subsequent sessions are $50.00. Payment is expected at time of service.

Q: Do you accept insurance?

A: I do not accept insurance at this time, but I can provide a detailed bill that you can file with your insurance carrier.