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Full Circle Natural Medicine, LLC

Full Circle Natural Medicine, LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves Madison, WI
Welcome to Full Circle Natural Medicine, where we intend to meet each individual of your family where they are at and bring their health and wellness Full Circle. We utilize naturopathic primary care to help you seek your optimal state of health and wellness. We look forward to partnering with you in health.
New Beginnings Counseling LLC

New Beginnings Counseling LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
7+ years in business
Serves Madison, WI
I am a Navy Veteran therefore my practice is veteran owned and ran. I enjoy helping others out. I like seeing the people I see succeed and getting through tough times
Daka Studios. Creative Therapies ,  MS Counseling Psycology & MA In Fine Arts

Daka Studios. Creative Therapies , MS Counseling Psycology & MA In Fine Arts

New on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves Madison, WI
Creating self directed plan based on your own needs and attitude. We will access the mystery and create patterns for your specific needs and mutually beneficial guides to growth toward new life energies and gratitude. Serendipity of self expression and unique creative self actulization.
Mind Over Mentoring

Mind Over Mentoring

New on Thervo
Offers online services
22+ years in business
Serves Madison, WI
As a culturally competent human service professional, I have a passion for providing support to individuals: assisting them in connecting with their strengths, and introducing them to coping strategies in order that they may function independently. I utilize solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy in conjunction with dialectical behavior therapy. I specialize in case management and individual skill building for children, adolescents, and adults and substance abuse counseling. “The mind is more powerful than the body and it has the strength to influence any obstacles.” Motivating an individual to focus on the solution and resour

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $50 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 $50 per session for the copay.

Online counseling membership plans cost $40 to $70 per week and typically include scheduled video sessions and/or 24-hour support through texting or online chat.

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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