FAQs

I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In working with our caring team of therapists, we’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

How do I know if therapy is right for me?

Here are a few questions/prompts that can help you determine if therapy may be beneficial for you:

  • If thinking about or coping with an issue is taking up a considerable amount of time each day
  • A struggle you’re facing is causing you deep feelings of shame, embarrassment, or avoidance
  • You’ve experienced disruptions and a decreased quality of life
  • Your struggle has negatively impacted relationships or your work
  • You’ve developed poor habits to help cope with your struggles
  • You’ve had harmful thoughts about yourself or others

If you’re still wondering if therapy would be helpful, we invite you to reach out to one of our caring Intake Specialists who can walk you through learning more and getting started.

Do I really NEED therapy?

It can be difficult to perceive the tangible benefits of therapy, making it easy to brush the idea aside and neglect the health of our “inside” selves. When we exercise, eat well, and invest in our appearance, we can SEE the results. But the “inside” work we do in therapy does show up in our daily lives. The benefits of therapy can increase the likelihood we experience healthier relationships, advance in our careers, and exude joy, peace and confidence. Imagine how unstoppable you’ll be if you feel good from the inside out!

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.

How do I know if my therapist is the right fit?

At Bridging Hope, we offer a 30-minute consultation to meet the therapist and see if it’s a fit. This session isn’t a therapy session, but an opportunity for a client to meet the therapist, ask questions, and get an overall sense of rapport. Your intuition is your best guide! It’s just as important to your therapist that you feel comfortable so our team is ready to assist you in helping to find the right match.

You can view all of our therapists on our website to read their bios and view their video bio. Meet our therapists and learn more about them here.

Did you know that at Bridging Hope we offer a unique, personal connection to your therapist? Once you’re matched, you’ll be able to directly communicate with your therapist.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. Our therapists tailor our approaches to your specific needs. If you’re new to therapy, we offer a free 30 minute consultation to discuss what you hope to receive from therapy and how our therapists might be able to help you.

How long will it take?

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general response. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

How much does therapy cost?

Cost is often a prohibitive barrier to those seeking therapy. At Bridging Hope, we accept most insurances so we encourage you to verify coverage amounts with your insurance provider. If you need to inquire about private pay, please call our office.

Accepted insurance carriers include: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Behavioral Health Care Providers (UCare, Fairview, Patient Choice), Health Partners, Medica, Medical Assistance (MA). We do not accept Medicare. Out-of-Network Insurance Benefits available and Sliding Scale Fee for Service.

Fees that insurance is billed  

1 30-Minute Consultation (not therapy)     FREE

45-Minute Session                                           $140.00

53-Minute Session                                           $175.00

Family Session                                                  $175.00

Initial Intake Session                                       $210.00

Chemical Health Assessment                         Inquire about rate

We encourage you to care for your mental and emotional wellbeing with the same level of attention as we do our physical. If you find value in investing in nutritious food, health club memberships, supplements, skin care, and more…consider the importance of how you FEEL every day about yourself, your relationships, and your perception of the world around you. Isn’t that worth investing in as well?

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.

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Do you still have questions?

Reach out to one of our caring Intake Specialists today or fill out this form  and we’ll be in touch with you soon. We’re here to walk alongside you on your path to a brighter tomorrow!