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Medvesta Hypnosis Healthcare

Medvesta Hypnosis Healthcare

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves Aurora, IL
We emphasize a partnership - Patients have been told what to do by healthcare professionals, having little input. But we realize how important it is to work closely with our patients which usually leads to better outcomes. We use motivational Screening - With this technique patients are asked a series of open-ended questions that allow them to express their fears and concerns. During the screening, we share information as well as provide support and encouragement. 3. We make It easy When patients are first given a voice in the management of their care, they may be more likely to tell you what they think you want to hear. For example, during...
Chrysalis Healing Center, Inc

Chrysalis Healing Center, Inc

New on Thervo
Offers online services
26+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
I am passionate about assisting you in getting to the root cause of your pain or medical condition! I am a RN, Healing Touch Certified & Shamanic Practitioner. On the 1st visit I ask you to share your life story with me. My care is personalized based on what you share & your needs. For more information please check my website: or call me at 630.674.8040 or email [email protected] I truly enjoy assisting my clients in getting to the root of their issues held in their tissuses. Do you see if you add a "t" to the word issue the issue's are in the "t-issues"! We work as a team in the healing process. I opened my 1
Christina Codutol

Christina Codutol

New on Thervo
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Aurora, IL
I am a Licensed Social Worker and received my Bachelor's and Master’s in social work from Aurora University. I have several years of experience working with children, adolescents and young adults in a variety of settings. I work with clients from ages 5 to 21. I am passionate about helping children, adolescents and young adults address a range of challenges in their lives. I provide a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals to share their stories. My areas of specialty include: Anxiety OCD Depression Behavioral problems Social skills Self-esteem School related issues and difficulties In my practice, I utilize both person-

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online counseling costs $50 to $110 per week through websites that offer a membership plan. Plans on the lower end of the price range are typically limited to support via text or email messaging only, while plans at the higher end of the range include scheduled video sessions with a licensed counselor or therapist.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

A licensed counselor can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the counselor must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a counselor near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

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