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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?

 

We do not participate with insurance agencies, as they do not cover intensive therapy sessions, coaching, substance use interventions, or monitoring. Some insurance plans will cover the cost of an out of network provider for therapy services. You can call your member services line on the back of your insurance card to see if your plan covers services with out of network providers, as well as what percentage of the agreeable fee they will reimburse.

Our Therapy Intensives are designed to decrease the overall amount of time that an individual is enrolled in therapy, which ultimately makes our service more cost effective than traditional therapy. In fact, one hour of EMDR can achieve one year's worth of CBT.

We understand that our skillset and training rank as some of the highest in the whole state of VA. Because we work in a field that is grossly under compensated, we understand firsthand the difficulties in finding quality care for a price that is reasonable. We aim to create a pricing system that compensates us fairly for our advanced level of training, while remaining accessible to all walks of life. To this end, we utilize an income-based fee schedule for our services.

We offer three tiers, in addition to reduced fee slots. Folks who pay the middle tier are asking to support their community, while folks who pay the lowest tier are asking to be supported by their community. Folks who pay the highest tier are requesting to greatly subsidize the fees for members of our community who may not otherwise be able to afford such care. The tiers are used for guidance, however we trust the consumer to let us know what they can reasonably afford. Our average fee for a 90-minute session is approximately $215, which is roughly $144 an hour. This fee is slightly below the market value for other private pay practices, and moderately above the average insurance compensation rate.

Our time spent directly with you is only a small part of our dedication to your care. In addition to daily operating tasks, we engage in our own ongoing professional development that is time consuming and expensive. We pride ourselves in the amount of training we invest in each of our team members, allowing us to provide the most sound, evidence-based treatment to the individuals in our care. Furthermore, we also volunteer our time to provide trainings and other services within our community at little to no cost.  

How long does therapy last?
 

Therapy is an individualized process, based on the unique needs and experiences of each person. Often times most people experience that they begin to feel worse before they begin to feel better. This is usually because they are able to see their pain clearly for the first time. Only then can we truly understand the scope of what they're wanting to work on. We believe that the client sets the pace for therapy and core issues should only be worked on when the time is right.

It is most common that new patients will meet weekly for therapy the first month, and depending on the severity of symptoms, may be able to move to biweekly sessions afterwards. Because we customize our clinical interventions to meet the unique needs of each client, everyone’s process will look different.  

What diagnoses do you treat?

We specialize in treating every type of trauma: shock trauma, developmental (pre-verbal and attachment) trauma, relational trauma, and complex trauma. Many mental health diagnoses, such as anxiety and depression, are often misdiagnoses for the nervous system imbalance caused by events in childhood (whether they feel traumatic or not). 

Our advanced skills in Somatic Therapy are effectively applied to anxious and mood disorders, chemical and process addictions, family issues, and much more. Whatever symptoms you're experiencing, we'd be happy to see if we're a good fit for you. You can fill out our appointment request form, send us an email, or call us at 804-203-2100.

In addition to providing cutting edge trauma therapy, we also work with families who are experiencing substance use with one or more family members. We provide a range of services, depending on the acuity of symptoms, to include Substance Use Interventions, Recovery Coaching, and Recovery Monitoring. You can click here, send us an email, or call us at 804-203-2100 to schedule a 90 minute consultation with one of our Interventionists or Recovery Coaches to review your family's needs. 

What's the difference between coaching and therapy?

Coaching focuses on the here and now: What are the problem behaviors that are interfering with stepping into my future self? We focus on problem solving, developing more effective coping strategies, and staying in the present. 

At Seeking Depth to Recovery, we offer a variety of coaching services. Our Somatic Life Coach uses the stories in the body to lean into resistance instead of away from it. This curiosity settles the nervous system and allows individuals to access their natural creativity in overcoming obstacles without the shame, blame, or judgmental attitudes. This service is offered in a one to one setting much like individual therapy. High achieving individuals, executives, and innovators tend to be very successful with this approach.
 

Our Recovery Coaching is geared to support whole family systems who are experiencing drug and alcohol addiction or other form of major mental illness in the home. Rather than being offered as a weekly meeting, like therapy, this relationship is more fluid and flexible, with communication happening in real time throughout the week. Because of the nature of this kind of work, families pay a retainer for the use of the service throughout the month. Often times we will speak regularly throughout the week via text, email, phone, and zoom meetings. We will move from a reactive state to a proactive state by exploring boundaries, effective communication, conflict resolution, and truth speaking. Often times this service is offered in tandem with interventions.

Therapy, on the other hand, aims to dig deeper. When new behaviors are unable to be readily adopted, therapy can be used to explore how an individual has gotten stuck in their past and begin the process of becoming unstuck. A therapist has more intensive training that equips them to treat trauma and more significant underlying conditions. A relationship with a therapist is a bit more long term than that with a coach, due to the nature of the core issues that define the treatment goals.

What is included in the Recovery Monitoring Program?

Our Recovery Monitoring Program is offered complementary to our Recovery Coaching clients, or is available as an independent contract. Our monitoring services are designed to support individuals stepping down from a higher level of care, such as residential treatment or Intensive Outpatient Programs. Our sophisticated screens offer more consistency and accuracy than standard community providers.

 

We not only measure for substances in a person's system, but we're also measuring their behavior. We can often identify warning signs well before a relapse takes place, due to the accountability provided in our daily check ins.  

Participants enrolled in the Recovery Monitoring Program work one to one with a Recovery Coach to customize screening panels based on the history of substances used. The Recovery Coach schedules all screens and makes results available in real time in the participant's client portal (available in an app or on the desktop). A point of contact is designated to receive notifications for any positive results, allowing families to breathe easily knowing their loved one's accountability is supported without the stress of having to do it themselves. The Recovery Coach is available for check-ins as needed, however this does not replace the role or value of coaching services.

The current research clearly indicates that if individuals in early recovery remain therapeutically involved for at least 6 months, that they are 75% more likely to remain sober.  

Why hire an Interventionist? Can't you just talk to my loved one?

 

The rules of addiction are "don't talk, don't trust, don't feel". By the time families even consider facilitating a formal intervention, they have often been living by these rules for many years, whether or not they realize it. These rules are designed to intentionally make family members second guess their perception of reality and avoid talking about things that could result in emotional blow ups. In order for the individual with a substance use disorder to accept the invitation to change, these rules must delicately be broken.

When you hire us for interventions, you're not hiring us to "fix" your loved one. You're hiring us to rewrite the rules within your household. We find that true success is embedded in changing family structure, addressing difficult dynamics, speaking one's truth, and enforcing boundaries in a proactive, rather than reactive, state. Getting a person to treatment is easy. Sustaining change is a family effort that takes place before, during, and after the loved one goes to treatment.

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