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Find answers to common questions about the different therapy services we offer at Therapy Utah, our psychological evaluations, and our process for booking appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions about Individual Therapy
What Treatment Methods Do You Use for Individual Therapy?
Our individual therapists may use any of the following modalities:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR therapy)
- Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
How Much Does Individual Therapy Cost?
Our individual therapy services cost $125–$200 per session, depending on the therapist you match with and the methods they use as part of your custom treatment plan. You’ll also need to complete an assessment before we can match you with the right therapist for your needs. This initial intake session costs $150.
Am I a Good Candidate for Individual Therapy?
Individual therapy can work for anyone—but we find that our most successful clients are motivated and open-minded about the therapy process. Individual therapy requires work in and outside of sessions, along with a readiness to try new things and be honest with yourself about what you discover.
If you are willing to investigate the root causes of the behavior you want to change, we can match you with a therapist and a strategy that can help. Contact us to speak with a member of our team.
What Treatment Method Will Be Best for My Individual Therapy?
We match our treatments—and our therapists—to each patient to ensure compatibility and achieve the best possible outcomes. Typically, we use ART and EMDR therapy to help individuals with trauma treatment and healing, while DBT is useful for emotion regulation and relapse prevention. CBT is often useful in a wide variety of situations. Your initial assessment and first few sessions will help us create a personalized treatment plan based on your unique needs.
How Are Individual Therapy Sessions Structured?
At Therapy Utah, our experts guide you through a multi-stage healing process:
- Education, Hope, & Direction: identifying the principles of recovery, learning to build trust, and setting goals.
- Safety, Honesty, & Intention: creating a safety plan, taking actions aligned with goals, and practicing rigorous honesty.
- Boundaries: learning about healthy attachments and shame resilience, while accepting that healthy boundaries lead to better connections.
- Acceptance, Forgiveness, & Resiliency: identifying strengths, stepping into fears, and practicing real forgiveness.
- Freedom, Fun, & Acceptance: writing and sharing a freedom manifesto, identifying hobbies, and acknowledging limitations.
We work through these stages according to each individual patient. However, it’s not uncommon for each stage to take 3–4 months to complete.
Frequently Asked Questions about Couples & Marriage Therapy
When Is the Right Time to Consider Couples or Marriage Therapy?
Therapy can help any couple improve their communication, clarify issues causing friction, or work to heal from trauma. In many cases, couples seek our help when they encounter:
- Broken trust
- Frequent arguments
- Poor communication
- Financial conflicts
- Poor boundaries
- Separation challenges
Therapy can also help couples identify issues when they experience tension or friction without being able to pinpoint the cause. If you and your partner are dealing with a challenge of any kind that you feel would benefit from the guidance of an experienced and objective third party, couples therapy is likely to benefit you.Our individual therapists may use any of the following modalities:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR therapy)
- Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
How Much Does Couples Therapy Cost?
Our couples and marriage therapy services cost $125–$200 per session, depending on the therapist you match with and the methods they use as part of your custom treatment plan. You’ll also need to complete an assessment before we can match you with the right therapist for your needs. This initial intake session costs $150.
What Are the Benefits of Couples Therapy?
Couples therapy can help you and your partner:
- Improve communication
- Resolve disputes
- Clarify your feelings about the relationship
- Build trust
- Enhance intimacy
… and more. Your therapist will help you and your partner clarify your goals (both as a couple and as individuals) at the beginning of the process so that you can make measurable progress.
What Methods Does Therapy Utah Use for Couples Therapy?
At Therapy Utah, our couples therapists may employ any of the following methodologies:
- The Gottman Method: this method includes a comprehensive assessment of your relationship and a series of interventions to improve verbal communication, remove barriers, increase respect and affection, and more.
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): this method, developed in the 1980s, focuses on attachment bonds and emotional regulation to change organizing factors in your relationship.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): this method encourages you and your partner to identify cognitive distortions that may be at the root of your challenges and create strategies for overcoming them.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART): this process uses voluntary memory and image replacement techniques to change the brain’s associations with traumatic images in ways that help prevent them from triggering negative reactions.
Do I Need to Attend All Sessions with My Partner?
During couples and marriage therapy, some sessions require both partners to be present, whereas others may only require one of you. You and your therapist will create a custom program based on the issues you are facing and the methods you use to explore and address them.
Frequently Asked Questions about Family Therapy
Is Therapy Right for My Family?
Family therapy can help any family improve communication issues, build trust, and resolve disputes or trauma. However, it will likely be more effective if the members of your family remain open-minded and optimistic about the process.
Finding a therapist who is a strong match for your family is also vital. That’s why we take care to match your family with a therapist whose communication style, experience, and treatment modalities are a strong fit for you and your loved ones.
How Much Does Family Therapy Cost?
Our family therapy services cost $125–$200 per session, depending on your therapist and the methods they use. You’ll also need to complete an initial intake and assessment so we can match you with a therapist who fits your family’s dynamic and needs. The cost for this initial assessment is $150.
How Long Does Family Therapy Take?
The length of time each family spends in therapy depends on the issues they’re facing, the strategy we create for them, and the pace at which they’re able to work through each of the steps involved. However, it’s not uncommon for families to spend 15 to 20 sessions with one of our therapists.
What Methods Does Therapy Utah Use for Family Therapy?
Our family therapists may use any of the following methods:
- IFS (Internal Family Systems): this method is based on the idea that each individual in a family contains sub-personalities that link them to the other members, and that getting to know them better can improve the family dynamic as a whole.
- Play Therapy: particularly useful for families with children, this method promotes play as a tool for helping people express or communicate their emotions.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): by identifying cognitive distortions and creating strategies to mitigate their influence, this method can help improve the ways family members communicate and relate to one another.
What Are the Benefits of Family Therapy?
Family therapy can help you and your loved ones:
- Improve communication and reduce tension or resentment
- Set clear, healthy boundaries
- Solve problems more effectively
- Express feelings more easily
- Resolve conflicts and manage anger
- Increase empathy for each other
… and more. In many cases, families find that the benefits of their work with us extend beyond achieving the specific goals we help them set at the beginning of our work together.
Frequently Asked Questions about Adolescent & Child Therapy
Is Therapy Right for My Child?
Any child or adolescent can benefit from therapy, as long as they are open-minded about trying new things and interested in learning more about themselves. Our therapists use a variety of techniques, including play therapy, to help make your children more comfortable about opening up and expressing themselves during our sessions.
How Much Does Child Therapy Cost?
The cost for our child and adolescent therapy services is $125–$200, depending on the therapist they match with and the methods they use. To help us find the right therapeutic match for your child, we’ll also need to schedule them for an initial intake session and assessment. The cost for this service is a one-time fee of $150.
How Long Does Child Therapy Take?
The length of time your child will spend in therapy depends on the issues they’re dealing with, as well as the treatment modalities we use to build their custom plan and the speed at which they are able to complete each step.
It’s typical for children to spend a moderate amount of time in therapy (often 12–16 weekly sessions), although this can vary significantly depending on your child’s particular circumstances.
What if My Child Doesn’t Want to Go to Therapy?
You may feel strongly that your child needs therapy, but they may be resistant to the idea of going. If you experience difficulties convincing your child to attend sessions with us, speak with their therapist about your options.
Our therapists use various techniques to encourage children to become more comfortable about going to therapy, or it may be a question of matching your child with a therapist who is a better fit for them. In any case, Therapy Utah has resources and contingencies that can help.
How Can Therapy Benefit My Child?
Therapy has numerous proven benefits for both young children and adolescents, including:
- Reduced likelihood of anxiety and depression
- Increased self-esteem
- Better social skills
- Increased introspection and empathy
Therapy can also give your children a safe space to talk about issues they are encountering in other areas of their lives (school, church, etc.). By allowing them to raise questions and articulate complex thoughts in a judgment-free environment, your child may be better prepared to handle these challenges.
Frequently Asked Questions about Psychological Evaluations
Who Should Have a Psychological Evaluation?
All kinds of people have psychological evaluations for various reasons. These include people who have been:
- Recommended after hospital stays
- Mandated by courts
- Required by schools, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, or prisons
- Referred by GPs or family doctors
How Long Does a Psychological Evaluation Take?
At Therapy Utah, our psychological evaluations typically take 3 to 4 hours. However, the length of your evaluation may differ depending on your specific needs. We’ll do our best to communicate with you ahead of time if we need to keep you longer so you can adjust your schedule accordingly.
What Kinds of Conditions Can a Psychological Evaluation Diagnose?
Psychological evaluations can diagnose an extremely broad spectrum of mood and behavioral disorders and other mental health challenges. At Therapy Utah, our psychological evaluations often help patients diagnose:
- Anxiety disorders (including OCD, PTSD, Panic Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
- ADD, ADHD, BPD, and other behavioral disorders
What Are the Benefits of a Psychological Evaluation?
Psychological evaluations can provide you and your therapist with a better understanding of your needs. They can also provide a diagnosis for any specific mental health conditions you may be struggling with, allowing you to obtain a prescription for necessary medications or other specialty services that can provide essential support.
Frequently Asked Questions about Booking Appointments
Does Therapy Utah Offer Direct Billing to Insurance Providers?
We don’t work with insurance directly, but we do provide the paperwork you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement if they cover our services. Why we do this: to ensure your privacy. Not sharing your health information with insurance companies protects your privacy.
Additionally, our payment plans ensure that we’re able to reinvest more resources into supporting and training our therapists. In doing so, we’re able to provide significantly more training to our therapists than the average mental health clinic. How does this benefit you? When you work with us, you can feel confident that you’re working with leading experts who will help you — and that you’re getting your money’s worth. You won’t be settling for just good or even better help at Therapy Utah, you’ll be receiving the best help.
Why Don’t You Take Insurance?
We are committed to investing the greatest possible amount of resources in creating and maintaining a safe, effective therapeutic environment for all our clients. Taking payments up front for our services ensures our financial liquidity and allows us to guarantee the consistency of our services. However, we do provide paperwork you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement if the services in question are covered by your plan.
How Long Does it Take to Book an Appointment?
If you are contacting Therapy Utah to make an initial appointment, the first step is to schedule an intake session and perform an assessment. We’ll use the information we collect during this assessment to match you with a therapist whose training, methods, and communication style are a strong fit for your circumstances and needs. Waiting times can vary—but typically, it’s possible to complete your intake and start therapy within several weeks of reaching out to us.
What Does it Cost to Book an Appointment at Therapy Utah?
New client intake sessions at Therapy Utah cost $150 and last 50–60 minutes.
Our therapy sessions range from $125 to $200 (depending on your therapist) and last 50–60 minutes each.
Psychological evaluations cost:
- $1200 for children under 12 years old
- $1500 for children 12–17 years old
- $1800 for adults (ages 18+)
The LIFT Program costs $225 per month.
How Is Therapy Utah Different from Other Providers?
Therapy Utah believes in taking a deeper approach to resolving trauma and challenges. Instead of focusing on surface-level behaviors, our therapists use proven techniques and treatment modalities to dig deep into the core causes of your issues so you can confront and process what’s behind the problems you’re facing.
Our trained and licensed therapists create custom treatment plans for every patient. Sessions are either conducted in-person at our brand-new facility, which is designed to provide maximum comfort and security for clients, or via online therapy sessionsZoom.
We also offer specialized group services to help people struggling with sex addiction, pornography addiction, and betrayal trauma via the LIFT Program. This program combines online modules with weekly group therapy sessions led by experts in these issues, which gives participants a chance to share insights and heal together.