I have some questions, is it possible to talk for a few minutes?
Absolutely! We know that sometimes feeling comfortable seeing a therapist takes more than reading about them online. We would love to chat and answer any questions you have. For your convenience, we offer complimentary 15 minute consultations. Click here select ”I’m a new Client”, choose Jonathan and 15 min Consultation. Don’t worry it’s free! We look forward to chatting!
What are your qualifications?
Our licensed therapists all hold a master’s degree or higher in marriage and family therapy or other counseling fields with extensive family systems training. Every therapist has years of experience working with couples, families, and individuals.
I live in _________. Are you available to see me?
Yes! We have an office in St. George, UT. We also specialize in seeing clients online through hippa compliant video conferencing. We have therapists and relationships coaches that are able to meet with clients online, regardless of where you are. Let’s set up a 15 min complimentary consultation or 1st time appointment to discuss this.
How much do you charge per session?
An initial appointment is $120 for 80 minutes. From there we’ll work together to create a therapy package to give you the most structure and value for your money. Have questions? Click here to schedule a free consultation.
Do you take insurance?
We do not take insurance. Do you mind if I explain to you why? To bill insurance we have to diagnose at least one of the individuals with a mental health diagnoses, such as anxiety or depression. We do not like to do this if there is no reason to. That diagnosis then becomes apart of your medical history and can affect health insurance and life insurance premiums and even could be used in a legal case. For those reasons we do not like to unnecessarily diagnoses anyone with a mental illness.
Because of this though we do have a variety of programs designed to fit almost anyone’s budget. I would recommend scheduling a 15 min free consultation with one of our therapist to talk about your situation. This gives you the opportunity to explain what your needs are and see if we’re a good fit for each other.
Are you faith-friendly?
We are. Part of our company culture is to honor and revere the worldviews and beliefs of our clients. We are interested in learning more about what you believe and working within your belief system to meet your needs. If you’re an atheist or agnostic, there’s room for you at our table as well.
Do you work with LGBTQIA clients?
We do. If you’re in a same-sex relationship, we believe you’ll benefit from healthy relationship skills as much as anyone. We respect and welcome you. Again, our company culture is to honor the values of our clients and to work within their worldviews. By the same token, if your personal value is to balance your sexuality with a more traditional belief system, we’ll work with you for your emotional health in that quest. Let us know your goals and we’ll match you with the right counselor. We DO NOT offer “conversion therapy” of any kind.
Are there limits to your “work within the client’s worldview” policy?
There are. If you’re in a relationship that is illegal, exploitative, or abusive, we might work with you but only to effect change. Also, the very nature of therapy is to challenge existing perceptions and beliefs, explore various options for behavior, and promote growth through change. While we’ll not seek to change anyone’s religious beliefs or sexual orientation, we reserve the right to challenge thinking and behavior generally.
You’re bound by confidentiality, right?
We are, and what is discussed in session remains absolutely private unless there is an imminent threat to self or others, or if abuse of children or the elderly/disabled is reported, in which case our code of ethics demands that safety trump confidentiality and we have a duty to report. In rare cases therapy records may also be demanded by court-order.
Will you judge me for what I say or have done?
No. We believe in balancing understanding and compassion with personal accountability. We strive to see the complete you, including who you want to be, while helping you to take responsibility and be empowered to change.
Do you offer services in Spanish?
Yes. Jonathan lived in Chile for two years and holds a minor degree in Spanish. He is fluent.
What therapy styles do you use?
Our team is trained and experienced in the use of many evidence-based practices, including emotionally-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solutions-focused therapy, family systems theory, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. We also use techniques from the renowned Gottman Institute and draw from the writings of many other marriage, family, and mental health specialists. If you have any questions about these techniques and styles,we’d be very happy to answer them.
Do you offer divorce counseling?
Yes, but not initially. Our bias is to try to save the marriage. However, if it becomes clear (to the spouses, who really make the decision) that the marriage is going to end, we can help to make that transition as amicable as possible and to minimize negative effects on children.
If my counselor isn’t a good fit for me, can I switch? Absolutely. Finding the right therapist is a vital step in receiving quality counseling. We recognize that you may need somebody with expertise with your needs as well as someone with whom you “click.” Our team is ever-growing, in part to make sure you work with the right person for you.
I have more questions. Who do I contact? We offer a complimentary 15 minute consultation, completely free to answer any questions you may have. Please click here and schedule a time to talk with Jonathan. We look forward to hearing from you!