What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive behavioral therapy conceptualizes mental health symptoms in four key areas. Clients working with MINDset clinicians will learn to understand their symptoms in terms of their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and physiological responses. Therapy sessions include strategies to combat negative symptoms in each domain and we work to empower clients to use these strategies as it applies to their everyday lives. We help clients learn the tools necessary to cope with and overcome their symptoms.
What Should I Expect the First Therapy Session?
Clients meet with a MINDset clinician for a detailed interview where a history of development is taken, current symptoms are assessed, and target goals are formulated. In the case of working with children, we meet with parents initially and schedule a separate individual session where children can begin developing rapport. This allows sensitive information to be passed freely between the clinician and parents and also allows for a development of an initial treatment plan.
What Should I Expect the First Tutoring Session?
Clients meet with our tutors the first session for a review of records and a brief assessment to understand a student’s present level of academic performance. After this meeting, your tutor will collaborate with students and parents to develop a tutoring action plan for intervention which will include proposed frequency of visits based on the needs of the student.
How Long Will I Need Therapy?
The length of therapy depends on the individual and his/her needs. Initially, weekly sessions are recommended to establish the therapeutic relationship and work on targeted symptoms. In the case of children and adolescents, we collaborate with teachers, tutors, and school administrators to use an interdisciplinary approach to treatment. We participate in school observations and Individualized Educational Plan meetings to help child and adolescent clients succeed in the classroom.
For clients who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and phobias, we utilize empirically validated treatments such as exposure and response prevention as part of treatment. In addition, we are happy to advocate for and collaborate with schools and agencies to help my clients generalize what they have learned in therapy to their everyday lives.
Does The MINDset Center Accept My Insurance?
At present, clinicians at the MINDset Center are out of network providers. We will work with you to submit claims for reimbursement through your insurance company. At every session, a receipt is provided to you for records and your insurance provider. Tutoring services are not accepted by insurance companies. At present, the MINDset Center accepts payment via cash or check only.
How Do I Schedule An Appointment?
Please contact us at 443-425-2200 to schedule an appointment with one of our providers.
What Should I Bring To The First Appointment?
For any of our providers, it is often helpful to review any prior assessments and documentation of diagnoses and treatment, if available. In addition, we ask that you bring our registration packet and signed informed consent forms to your first meeting.