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How do I know if therapy will benefit me?
The first thing to know about needing therapy is that it is sometimes hard to gauge. It often requires looking at the results of your behavior and seeing how you affect others. In some cases it can be clear: For example, if you’re in crisis and feeling tearful, angry, or out-of-control, it would be wise to seek counseling.
What is the cost of therapy?
Therapy costs depend on which clinician you work with. Some of our clinicians can offer a sliding scale fee. All services are invoiced as licensed services that can be submitted to insurance companies under a behavioral health plan.
Will my insurance cover treatment?
WFC is an out-of-network provider. The mental health services administered are eligible for behavioral health benefits as per your insurance plan. However, we do not accept insurance as payment. We are a private-pay therapy group.
What should I do if I am feeling out-of-control or in danger?
WFC is not an acute-care facility and does not handle emergency calls or crisis intervention. If you’re feeling out-of-control, call 911 or go to an emergency room.
What are your hours?
WFC clinicians see clients by appointment only. We are not a walk-in clinic. Appointment times vary by clinician. Evening and Saturday appointments are available.
What are the credentials of your therapists?
WFC staff consists of doctors of education, licensed clinical social workers, certified EMDR therapists, and marriage and family therapists.
What’s the difference between counseling and therapy?
The terms “counseling,” “therapy” and “psychotherapy” are often used interchangeably. Counseling is often used to describe short-term work — often 12 weeks or less — that has very clear goals. In comparison, therapy or psychotherapy can be a longer process and may focus more on developing insight and awareness. The duration of therapy depends on the issues being addressed and the client’s level of motivation. Longer-term therapy can be particularly helpful when the client is dealing with severe symptoms, trauma, or harmful beliefs or behaviors.
Do you offer clinical internships?
No, unfortunately WFC does not have an internship program and does not offer internships.

For other questions, please call us at 203-227-4555.

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