Treatment Process

How long are therapy sessions?

The traditional frequency of therapy is a 50-minute session once a week. However, we know life doesn’t always accommodate for that, and our therapists are happy to discuss any changes in session frequency based on your current treatment plan and needs.

How long will I need to come to therapy?

The duration of therapy depends on your specific needs and therapeutic goals, and your expectations of what kind of changes you would like to see in yourself by the time treatment is complete

Some clients continue therapy regularly to enhance their daily wellbeing and mental health maintenance, while others come into sessions with a very specific goal in mind and know exactly what they need from their therapist. We also have clients who may initially start with once a week, and then gradually move down to one a month or even once every couple of months. 

You are in charge of the process and are welcome to continue or discontinue at any point.

How does your agency handle safety concerns?

  • Our therapists are trained in assessing level of risk and guiding our clients through the available options of managing/treating suicidality, self-harming, and other safety concerns. Depending on the duration, severity, and extent of suicidal ideation, your therapist may recommend:
    • An ER visit
    • Inpatient (hospitalization)
    • Partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient programs
    • Increased session frequency until decreased/no reports of active risk to self or others
    • Group therapy/support groups
    • Medication Management
  • Supplementary resources:
    • Suicide hotline
    • Safety planning
    • For family members: Replicating an inpatient environment at home

How long will I need to be in therapy?

  • Therapy isn’t a lifetime commitment. Studies have shown some clients reported improvements over 8 sessions, while others reported noticing improvement after 6 months.
  • You and your therapist will decide together when you are ready to end sessions. Together you and your therapist will assess whether you’ve achieved the goals you established at the beginning of the process, and help you create future goals.

Types of Therapy

Our therapists offer

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Group therapy

Our therapists operate from a variety of different treatment approaches, and will happily review any and all forms of therapy with you so you can be informed and proactive in your care:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Focuses on connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and replacing unhealthy ways of behaving with adaptive responses
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • Focuses on helping you “live in the moment” and gain self-awareness through helping you understand how your emotions and physical senses are connected
  • Existential Therapy
    • Focuses on concepts that are universally applicable to human existence (death, freedom, responsibility, and meaning)
  • Person-centered Therapy
    • Focuses on the concept of self-actualization, which recognizes people are inherently motivated toward personal growth. The role of the therapist is to provide an environment of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and authenticity so you can move towards a direction of healing. 
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Trauma therapy that uses bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which reduces intensity and vividness of trauma memories 
    • Feel free to email Johannah Song, LPC at johannahsongintellection@gmail.com for any further questions about EMDR 

Assessments

What psychological testing/assessments do you offer?

We offer testing for 

    • Developmental/Early Childhood
    • Speech and Language
    • Academic Learning
    • Motor and Sensory Skills
    • Personality and Biopsychosocial 
    • Cognition/Neuro
    • Career Planning

How much does ADHD testing cost?

We have a rate of $150 for ADHD testing. The rate includes administration of the online ADHD assessment, running the report (and preparing a letter for your health provider, if needed) and going over the comprehensive results.

How can I schedule an assessment?

  • If you are a new client, call us at 817-573-2894 or email us at bryantguidry.lpc@yahoo.com for more information on available assessments and rates
  • If you are an existing client, your therapist will happily discuss available assessments with you.

What is included in the total assessment charge?

  • Online assessment 
  • Full session with your therapist reviewing the results
  • Written report to provide to school, other clinicians, employer, etc.

Practice Policies

How do I set up an initial appointment?

  • To set up your first appointment, you can either call our office number 817-583-2894 or email us at bryantguidry.lpc@yahoo.com
  • Once we receive your email and phone number, we will then email you our intake paperwork from SimplePractice
  • Please complete intake paperwork prior to the start of your first appointment. Otherwise, your appointment may be subject to change.

What is your cancellation policy?

  • Your appointments and well-being are very important to us. We understand that sometimes, unexpected delays can occur. If you need to cancel your appointment, we respectfully request at least 24-hours notice.
  • Any cancellation or reschedule made less than 24 hours will result in a cancellation fee. The amount of the fee will be equal to your regular hourly rate.
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late for your service, we may not be able to accommodate you. In this case, the same cancellation fee will apply. We will do our very best to reschedule your service for another time that is convenient to you.

I don’t have insurance/benefits and can’t afford to pay out of pocket. What are my options?

  • Our therapists offer a sliding scale based upon your annual income. 
  • We also have various therapists who accept Open Path Psychotherapy Collective clients. This is a discounted service provided for individuals who lack insurance. To join, visit openpathcollective.org.

Is therapy confidential?

All content will remain confidential unless any of the following limits apply:

    • You are a danger to yourself or others
    • A court subpoena is received for your records
    • Reports of child abuse and/or elder abuse