Many people, especially those who have never participated in therapy before naturally have questions. Here’s the answers to a few of the most frequently asked..
What areas do you specialize in?
We have historically specialized in assessing and treating Intimacy Disorders including, sex addition, male sexual anorexia, relationship addiction, relationship avoidance, and commitment anxiety. We now have staff that specializes in Internet and Gaming addictions, a rapidly growing source of relational discontent and often a window to a future addiction opportunity.
What are your Fees?
The fee to work with Roy Rawers, MA, LMFT, CSAT is $150/50 minute session.
Limited sliding scale opportunities exist: please inquire about availability before scheduling an appointment.
Do you take insurance?
We do not take insurance as payment with one exception, Ex and current Military families are eligible to use Tri-Care / Tri-Care Prime out of respect for their contribution, please call to confirm availability.
How long does therapy take?
Some couples and individuals express complete relief from their presenting problems in less than 5 sessions, this is rare and unusual. The length of treatment is substantially linked to the amount and frequency of psychological trauma experienced by the client over their lifetime and how the client responded to the trauma. Our commitment is to take the most effective path toward making our client’s less in need of our services.
What can I expect at the first session?
At the first session, many are nervous and fearful of being judged. It is natural to have some anxiety when dealing with the unknown. So, I usually begin by asking if you have had past experience in therapy. If you have, I’ll ask you to tell me about the process, what you gained, and what did and didn’t work for you in the process. If you have never seen a therapist before, then I’ll explain the nature of the confidential therapist-client relationship and the office policies.
Regardless if this is your first experience with therapy, I’ll be asking you to share your story: why you have come, how the situation has come about, what you tried so far, and what you want to accomplish in therapy.
What if my partner won't come in?
This is not unusual. If you are a women having little success in having your man join you in therapy, then I recommend reading my article “8 Ways to Get Your Man to Come to Counseling”.(Click the link to pull up the article now.)
Speaking to anyone who might find themselves in the position of being the only willing participant in therapy I often say, “The worst case scenario is that you will become informed about the toxic patterns you are in, how they came about, and most importantly, what you can do about changing the situation, even if your partner isn’t interested.”
How do I take the next step?
The next step can be taken by calling, emailing, or clicking the make an appointment button. Please include your name, telephone number, and some good times to call you back. You will receive a personal call back within 24 hours (Mon-Fri).