How long and how many times a week is a typical session?
Sessions are usually 50 minutes in duration. Therapy is a very individualized process. Most clients find that participating in therapy
twice a month progresses well. If clients need more or less frequency, I will accommodate the needs of that client. Therapy is an individualized process. Frequency depends on what your current needs are and the goals of your treatment.
How long will I be in therapy?
The length of time a client is in therapy depends the nature of the problem and the goals set in therapy. Some clients have a very
specific problem that can be worked through in a set course of therapy. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and
they choose to participate in therapy for a longer period.
What if I want couples therapy, but my partner won't come?
Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for therapy. However, I often find that it is possible
to improve the relationship with just one person involved in therapy.
How much are your fees and do you take insurance?
I accept most insurance plans. The billing is completed by my office but your deductible and co-payments are your responsibility
at each session. Self-payment is accepted for those who do not have insurance and/or do not want to utilize their insurance due to confidentiality concerns.
Do I need to take medications?
As a therapist, I am not legally allowed to prescribe medications. However, based on a joint assessment of problems you are
facing, it may be advisable to consult with a psychiatrist to determine whether medication is warranted. Typically, clients see
someone under their health insurance coverage or I can refer you to a psychiatrist or a nurse practitioner.
What are your payment methods?
It is customary to make payment during each session. During your office visit I am able to accept cash or checks. For your
convenience I have added the ability to make a payment or pre-payment below with a major credit card via the Paypal button
below (you do not have to become a member of Paypal.)
Can I get paperwork prior to my scheduled appointment?
Yes, click on the links below to print out the new patient paperwork.
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Etta Ettlinger, LCSW, PA
100 Executive Way, Suite 206
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Fax: 904.273.4095 email@example.com
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