Hello. My name is Sevin Philips, and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I’m the Founder of the Relationship Counseling Center in Wichita, KS. I’m doing this video for you to help you understand if we are the right therapists for you, and I’m also giving you information—whether you choose us or not—that would be very helpful for anybody to know about choosing a therapist, and some more practical questions about how to pay for therapy.
First of all, we specialize in relationship counseling. We do individual and couples work. When couples come in, with our help, we’re going to create a safe environment so you don’t have the judgment and blame that you might have at home where you can have a deeper understanding of what’s really going on between you two. Having an independent third-party can be very helpful. We often can see things that might seem obvious for us, but when you’re in the relationship, is very difficult to see. You can have illumination or awe-inspiring moments about what is actually happening between you two. With a deeper understanding, I often find couples have a better time treating each other better. That deeper understanding helps you be more respectful of each other, but most importantly, we’re going to teach you the skills and tools necessary for good communication. We’re active participants helping you in your relationship.Now, everyone who works at my center is old enough and has enough life experience to back up their clinical experience. It’s important for you to know that. Many people find that we’re down-to-earth, direct, interactive, heartfelt. We’re much like a relationship coach. We’re going to help you identify your relationship goals upfront. It’s very important because this is going to guide you along the way. First of all, because we have goals, you’re going to know how you’re doing in therapy. Also, we are all going to know when it’s time to end therapy because you’ve achieved your goal, and that’s what we want.Now a first step could be to give me a call. You can reach out and I can answer any question that you might have. I can help you find the right therapist. And if everything feels good, I’ll have our therapist in Wichita, KS call you so you can get to know them. It’s a great first step. They’re probably going to ask you a little bit about why you’re coming in, and also they’re going to tell you all the times that you can see them day and night so you can come in as soon as possible. Most people come in within 24 to 48 hours.
Also, sometimes people come in by themselves who are in a committed relationship. That’s very helpful, you can get a lot of information and strategies about what’s happening, get added clarity. And, of course, we specialize in marriage counseling and couples therapy. We work with both married and unmarried couples. Sometimes people come in alone who are dating, they want to find the right partner; perhaps have not been choosing the right person along the way and want to make new decisions in the kind of person they’re choosing. We do premarital counseling, so we help married couples learn how to be in a good relationship with good strategies that are based on your communication style.
So one thing I want to mention: some people have out-of-network coverage through work. And if you do, we are licensed therapists and you might get some money back. So what I suggest is to call your insurance company and ask them if they cover out-of-network therapists. And if so, how much do they cover? You might also have something called flex spending or health savings accounts through work. Sometimes people those monies to pay for it. So you can verify with your HR if you have something like that.
We also have a lot of videos and articles on this website. I’ve created them for you, they are free. You will find probably an issue that you can relate to and maybe some suggestions that might help you right now. I encourage you to look at them for another reason, because you can get to know who we are and the kind of therapists we are, the kind of advice that we give, our style. I encourage you to do that and also to give me a call if you’d like to take the next step. Thank you so much.