Knowing what feelings ARE helps us DO something about them
It's true, you can't control WHAT you feel.
HOW emotions create problems, when that's not the goal
Good information on Psychology
These books save marriages
The tough talk about the most influential relationship
Let's get real about real important stuff
Handouts Dr. Stevie has used in session and in presentations.
Dr. Stevie accepts insurance through Optum Health. This includes United Health.
This does NOT include Medicare plans (there's a lot of political stuff, but basically only Clinical Psychologists and Licensed Social Workers are able to accept Medicare)
For all other companies, check with your insurance provider to see if you have out of network coverage. Dr. Stevie will provide a Superbill that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
Individual sessions tend to last 50 minutes. Couples and family work may last longer.
If your treatment requires longer session time, Dr. Stevie and you will arrange appropriate session length to support your treatment needs (like double sessions, or 90 minute sessions...especially in crisis moments)
The biggest complaint about therapy that I hear, and often, is the therapist/counselor just "listens".
Yes, sessions focus on you, the client. YOU do most of the talking.
BUT Dr. Stevie is there to challenge you and get you to make the best life changes you can. This requires confrontation and support. Sessions will include dialogue.
As of April 14, 2003, HIPAA provides several rights regarding your Clinical Record and disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI). These rights include requesting that your counselor amend your record; requesting restrictions on what information from your Clinical Record is disclosed to others; requesting an accounting of most disclosures of PHI that you have neither consented to nor authorized; determining the location to which protected information disclosures are sent; having any complaints you make about the therapist’s policies and procedures recorded in your records; and the right to a paper copy of this Agreement and the HIPAA Notice. Discuss any questions you may have about these documents with your counselor.
Threatening harm yourself or another person, Stevie may take action to protect the safety of the threatened person. Actions could include: Informing the intended victim, arranging for hospitalization, notifying family or support systems, or alerting law enforcement.
Dr. Stevie is a mandatory reporter. This means she must report any suspected abuse or neglect of a child, aged or disabled person. If there are any concerns regarding safety for these specialized populations, please feel free to discuss with Dr. Stevie.