Daniel S. Sokal, LCSW Psychotherapy and Counseling – Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. 

Deciding to initiate the process of counseling and therapy can be a difficult and painful process. In order to help patients feel more comfortable and learn about our process, we’ve created the following list of frequently asked questions.

Why Start Therapy Now?

You’re at a point in life wondering why patterns keep repeating. How did you get to where you are? You’re feeling ready to sit with your history, to share your story.  It’s time to stop repeating the loop of relationship conflicts, negative behaviors, and arguments, you want something to change but are not sure how to start.

How Do I Make An Appointment?

New and existing patients may Book An Appointment here. Please Note: A credit card is required to hold an appointment. 48 hours is required for all cancellations or a full session fee is charged.

How Do I Pay For Therapy? 

I accept credit cards, checks, flexible spending account cards, health savings account cards, and cash payment at the time of your appointment.

Do You Accept And Bill My Insurance? 

I am solely an out of network provider. Fees are due at each session. I will submit claims to your insurance company on your behalf, they will reimburse you directly. You can quickly and easily verify your benefits here through my billing company, O’Brien’s Billing.

What Will The First Session Be Like?

It is normal to be nervous and anxious about what therapy will be like, especially getting to and attending the first session. The first session is where you will tell your story, however much you want to share. We will discuss your hopes and aspirations, and how your symptoms operate and get in the way of living the life you want to live.

What Will The Process Of Therapy Be Like?

Together we will work towards building on your inner strengths and abilities to engage with the deeper meanings of everyday tensions. We will start the process of rebuilding frayed relationships and improving your sense of self.

Will Other People Know What We Talk About In Sessions?

The therapy room is a sacred space. Your confidentiality is strictly maintained. Only in rare circumstances, mostly rooted in care and worry, will very specific information be released: issues surrounding mandated reporting, issues surrounding a court mandate (legal mandate by a judge) of release, and issues of a risk to you or others.

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