DMC’s approach to therapy is a collaborative one in which you are the driver. With your therapist you will identify your unique challenges and create goals for therapy to help you become more resilient and able to thrive in life rather than just get by. A positive therapeutic relationship is important to this process and one that we at DMC strive to build through respect, trust, communication, and collaboration with you.
This first meeting is a chance for you to get a sense of your therapist and how they work. Your therapist will ask you ask about your family, medical, social, work, school, and (if any prior) treatment histories to build a bigger picture of you and what might and might not be helpful to address. Together, with your therapist, you will decide on goals for therapy and frequency of sessions to best meet your needs and desired goals.
Therapy is a collaboration between you and your therapist. Following this first meeting you will work with your therapist to take steps toward reaching your goals. Along the way goals will be reached, may shift and need to be changed, or another goal may arise. Therapy is a process and yours is unique. Ongoing conversation with your therapist about your thoughts, concerns, challenges and wins will help you stay clear and focused on what you need
There are times when talking with others may be helpful to make sure you have more support. If there are important people in your life you feel would be helpful in being part of your care, your therapist will ask you to sign a consent form for them to be able to communicate. The purpose of communication will vary depending on your needs and your therapist will always let you know if they plan to talk with someone you have given them permission to talk with. Important people may include family members, partner, medical doctor, psychiatrist and other treatment professionals or supports you identify. You will discuss with your therapist what information you are comfortable with the therapist sharing or receiving. If at any time you decide you would no longer like your therapist to communicate with an identified person(s), your request will be honored.
How long will I be in therapy?
DMC recommends initially coming in once a week to build a relationship with your therapist, become familiar with how therapy works, and to make progress toward your goals and needs. As you engage in therapy and begin to make progress toward your goals, your therapy needs may change. Your timeline for therapy is unique to you. It is important to talk with your therapist about your expectations and their recommendations to avoid confusion.
What are the costs of therapy?
You DMC rates vary based on therapist, session type, and other services provided. You will be provided with a clear outline of costs based on your therapist and treatment needs. DMC is not paneled with insurance companies at this time. If you need to use your insurance, it is recommended that you contact their benefits department and ask about out-of-network behavioral health coverage. DMC is able to provide you with the necessary information needed by your insurance provider to submit claims for these benefits. Mental health costs are approved for Health Savings Accounts (HSA) use and DMC does accept payment in this form.