Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of therapy style does The Woodland Group employ?
As trauma-informed care therapists, we try to be mindful that everyone who comes to therapy, and the vast majority of those who don’t, have a history of challenge, pain, and confusion that often leads to shame, guilt, and dysregulation of their emotions.
Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. What is the approach of Woodland Group therapists?
Many cognitive behavioral-based therapies focus on treating immediate symptoms. In contrast, deeper, psychodynamic-based therapies focus on the root causes of a problem. The approach depends on your needs; you will gravitate to a cognitive behavioral therapist if you need quick, immediate relief. However, if you’re willing to wait a while to reach a deeper insight, the psychodynamic theories are probably more your style. Our therapeutic style is more psychodynamically oriented. We are happy to discuss approaches with you to find what would fit you best.
What types of struggles do Woodland Group therapists focus on the most?
Much of our work focuses on helping my clients realize the areas of guilt and shame that keep them bound to avoiding reconciliation and resolution with others and themselves. We also work extensively with teens and adults who over-regulate their emotions, leading to symptoms consistent with chronic depression, treatment-resistant anxiety, avoidant personalities, alcohol use, eating disorders, obsessive/compulsive traits, and intimate partner struggles.
How long does each therapy session take?
Each session is approximately 55 minutes long.
Do you take insurance?
Many clients ask about using health insurance for therapy and wonder why The Woodland Group does not accept insurance. We have chosen to provide clients with a sliding scale rate instead of taking insurance for many reasons. Our primary concern is the client’s confidentiality, which erodes when one uses their insurance for therapy care.
If you are still interested in using your health insurance, many plans (usually PPO) have out-of-network benefits, and we will gladly give you the form to submit for reimbursement. Remember that we must still provide you with a mental disorder diagnosis, which will remain part of your permanent health record.