A session usually lasts 60 minutes, although longer sessions might be considered useful. We recommend weekly sessions. Between sessions, clients are encouraged to think about and process what was discussed. At times, you may be asked to do something specific outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book, completing tasks, or keeping records. For the therapy to "work," you must be an active participant, both during and between the therapy sessions.
A number of benefits are available from participating. Often it is helpful just to know that someone understands. Counseling can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from counseling depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.
There is a confusing array of insurance arrangements. The first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully. Do you have mental health benefits? How many sessions per calendar year does your plan cover? What is your deductible?
Therapy Institute of Michigan is committed to maintaining the full confidentiality of our clients. We do not share, sell, or otherwise disclose information about our clients to any party except as requested by the client. The law protects the relationship between the therapist and the client and none of your information will be shared with outside individuals or agencies unless one of the follow situations occur:
1. If you report susupected child abuse or elder abuse, for which we are required by the law and the State of Michigan to report this to the appropriate authorties immediately.
2. If you are threatening seriously body harm to another person/s, we must nofity the police and inform the intended victim.
3.If you, as the client, intend to harm yourself, we will make every effort to enlist your cooperation for ensuring your safety. If you do not coopoerate, we will take further measures without your permission that are provided to us by law in order to ensure your safety.
4.Therapist are also required by law to report incidencies of sexual misconduct on the part of other therapists.
5. We ask that you refrain from providing personal or identifying information over internet communications. While we do our utmost to protect your confidentiatliy, we cannot guarentee confidentiality over internet transactions. Please only use email to request information about our services, or other non-confidential matters.