Hello. My name is Sevin Philips. I’m a licensed therapist and I’m the founder of our center in Harrisburg, PA. I’ve created this video to help you make a good decision about who is the right therapist for you. I’m going to give you some information about what to expect when you come to therapy, which can be really helpful if you’ve never done this kind of thing before. I’m going to tell you a little bit about our approach. In addition, I want to give you some information about how to pay for therapy that might be helpful for you.
So, first of all, everyone in their life from time to time needs help, we don’t have the answers. And it’s completely healthy and natural to reach out and ask for help. And I feel like in our culture this is a difficult thing for many of us, which we understand. Reaching out to a licensed professional can be a very smart decision because we have a lot experience. We work with a lot of clients on life issues, so we bring that into our session. We also have a lot of skills and tools that are necessary for clients to move forward in their life.
We are solution-focused therapists, so what that means is that eventually we’re going to help you create a roadmap so that you can move forward in your life by teaching you those skills during our session and supporting you doing those in your life. We’re probably going to ask you a lot of questions, it’s a very common thing for us to do. And I think that interactive approach really helps clients feel comfortable. It’s a casual and natural way to talk to somebody, and it’s our way to get to know you. And when we get to know you better, we’re able to help you. In addition, I find when clients have that kind of a dialogue with a therapist, they really get to know themselves perhaps at a deeper level than you ever have. And that additional understanding can be very helpful.
Now, many people have friends and family to talk to, some of us do not. What’s really unique about this relationship is this is one of the places in the world where it gets to be just about you, and that makes it a very powerful place.
You can go to our website and look at some of our videos and articles on relationship issues and life issues. You might find something that you can relate to. It’s a great way to get to know the kinds of advice that we give, which should help you make a decision. Probably the best thing you can do, though, is pick up the phone and reach out. We have receptionists that could answer basic questions. But if you want to talk to the therapist in your area and get to know them on the phone, that’s really a great first step because you can get to know their personality, tell them a little bit about why you want to come in, and see if you feel comfortable with them. And if you do, you can make an appointment with them as soon as possible.
Now, sometimes people help pay for therapy using what’s called out-of-network coverage. You may have this. You can call your own insurance provider and ask if you have it. And if you do, we can give you an invoice and you might be able to get some money back. Sometimes people have employee benefits, like flex spending, health savings accounts, things like that, and sometimes people use those monies to pay for therapy.
I hope this video was helpful, and please reach out if you want to take the next step. Thank you.