Frequently Asked Questions:
What conditions and concerns are treated in this practice?
Conditions treated in this practice include:
- Overwhelming Emotions & Mood Disorders
- Relationship & Communication concerns
- Self Esteem and Confidence issues
- Trauma & PTSD
How is therapy with Elizabeth Milano unique?
Compassionate Customized Care
Elizabeth uses a warm, compassionate and accepting approach which is tailored to you based on your goals, personal history, current stressors and resources. Elizabeth seeks to truly understand you and collaborate with you. She supports you through painful moments while helping you to identify and address challenges that get in the way of your happiness.
Science Based Education
You may find that you truly want to be happy, manage stress effectively or feel calm but you struggle to know how. Elizabeth uses science backed techniques & teaches new skills while providing insight on unconscious thought processes that may be influencing your behaviors, thoughts and emotions. Therapy with Elizabeth can help you to help you learn to care for yourself, even if you have never truly been cared for in the way that you deserve to be.
Beginning with the End in Mind
Elizabeth will always be there if you need support, however her goal is never to keep people in therapy indefinitely. She aims to help people feel supported, gain insight, learn new techniques and maximize their potential. She essentially helps people to become their own therapist.
Because many people experience memory and concentration issues when they are dealing with mental distress, Elizabeth ends many sessions with a secure message full of practical information discussed during that session. This information is your to keep for life, as a reminder of your own customized approach to healing.
What can I expect in a therapy session?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the primary type of therapy used in sessions. It offers practical techniques and strategies that can be used to better manage emotions, improve relationships and tolerate difficult situations. This type of therapy is similar to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in many ways and helps to illuminate the connection between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It is often helpful with anxiety, depression, stress, life changes, personality disorders, narcissism and healing from trauma.
Elizabeth also address the mind-body connection and assists individuals in re-training their nervous system. Mind body work may focus on:
– Relaxation strategies
– Nutrition & Exercise that may support mental health
– Meditation, Breathwork, Guided Imagery and Mindfulness practices
What are the benefits of Psychotherapy?
- Improved mood
- Decreased anxiety & stress
- Letting go of pain from past experiences
- Increased self love & confidence
- Decreases in negative thinking
- Increased energy & motivation
- Improved relationships
- Increased self awareness
- Accomplishing personal & professional goals
How much does therapy cost?
$125 for weekly sessions
$150 for biweekly sessions
What are common therapy goals?
- “Improve my mood”
- “Decrease my anxiety”
- “Learn techniques to manage painful emotions effectively”
- “Build self esteem”
- “Increase self confidence”
- “Heal from past trauma”
- “Improve my relationships”
- “Improve my communication”
- “Learn to set healthy boundaries”
- “Increase mindfulness”
- “Achieve professional goals”
- “Improve work/ life balance”
- “Change unhelpful life patterns”
How will I know if therapy is working?
After beginning therapy you may notice…
- A positive change in your mood, mindset and thoughts
- You use healthier techniques to manage stress
- You might better understand yourself and your needs
- You are kinder to yourself
- Your relationships with others improve
- You feel more focused and motivated
- You find it easier to forgive yourself and others
- Your personal history no longer feels like it is negatively impacting your present life
- You may have a clearer sense of your boundaries and how to communicate them assertively
- You are more resilient to challenges
- You feel a sense of inner peace
How can I have a successful telehealth session?
- Meet in a private and comfortable place
- Ensure you have a good internet connection (use an ethernet cable and wired connection if possible)
- Make sure your device is charged/ plugged in
- Let your therapist know as soon as possible if you experience difficulty hearing or a lag in video calls
- Be thoughtful about the timing of your sessions and the events in your life before and after (you may not want to schedule a heavy session during your lunchbreak)
- Use a sound machine outside your room if privacy is a concern (your ipad/ phone playing a video of white noise works too!)
- Try to avoid a video session while you’re going on a walk (phone is best when you’re walking around)
- Avoid driving and talking or make calls in public if you have privacy concerns
- Make your therapy space comfortable- burn candles/ oils, dim the lights, sit in a comfortable chair etc.
What Insurance Plans are accepted?
This practice accepts:
Medical billing specialists in this practice can also assist with billing for “out of network benefits” from other healthcare plans.
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