Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between psychotherapy and counseling?
Is what I say confidential?
Why would I want to see a therapist?
How can therapy, or counseling help me?
If you answered “yes” to any of these, then I can help you!
How do I find a therapist?
How does insurance work?
What do the letters at the end of a provider’s name mean?
LMHC- Licensed Mental Health Counselor. This licensed professional follows many of the above guidelines.
LMFT- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. These professionals also follow many of the same guidelines as listed above.
PhD- These practitioners have a PhD, or doctorate’s degree, and are considered “doctors” as psychologists. Some Psychologists may have a PsyD. Psychologists often see clients for therapy, but can also perform psychological testing for clients. Psychologists do not prescribed any medications.
MD- Psychiatrists have a Medical Degree (MD). Psychiatrists mainly work as prescribers of medications for mental health reasons (and for some illnesses and medical conditions such as dementia, chronic pain and addictions), and do not often spend time in therapy.