What’s the difference between talking to a therapist and my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Lastly, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.”
What can I gain from working with a therapist?
- Finding more effective ways to cope with stress, depression, and anxiety
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself and your personal goals and values
- Better managing of emotional pressures
- Improving communications skills – learn how to really “hear” others, and have others listen to you
- Getting “unstuck” from unhealthy patterns
- Discovering new ways to solve problems
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
What to expect out of therapy?
Initial sessions are about rapport building. The development of a genuine and authentic relationship in therapy is important to promote safe self-exploration and self-discovery. It is important for all clients to feel comfortable with their therapist. Our overall goal is to equip each client with the skills needed to manage all the stressors that they might experience in their daily lives. Sessions are focused on discussing concerns in your life and relevant events in the last week.
How long are the sessions? How long does therapy take?
Initial sessions are 60 minutes and follow-up sessions are 45 -55 minutes unless otherwise discussed with the therapist.
Therapy is based on individual needs. For some individuals therapy is short-term and for others therapy is an ongoing process based on the individuals needs/life circumstances Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
Where do sessions take place?
TG Counseling and Consulting Services LLC provides telehealth and in person appointments to clients located in New Jersey. Currently, we are only offering telehealth services for Pennsylvania and Colorado.
Note: TG Counseling and Consulting Services LLC provide sessions through a secure HIPAA compliant platform for safety and privacy. We recommend that all clients be in a safe and secure place to engage in their sessions.
Are sessions covered by my insurance?
TG Counseling and Consulting Services LLC accepts most major commercial health plans including but not limited to: Horizon Blue Cross, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, etc. Ask for more information on what plans are accepted.
Out of network: TG Counseling and Consulting can provide superbills for clients to provide to their insurance. We recommend you contact your insurance provider prior to service to find out if they provide reimbursement.
Session Fees (Private Pay)
Individual Sessions – $120.00
Family/Couples – $140.00
Clinical Supervision FAQs
Who can receive supervision?
TG Counseling and Consulting Services LLC’s clinical supervisor provides supervision to associate counselors working towards gaining clinical hours for licensure. We also provide site supervision to counseling mental health interns/graduate students.
Supervision Fees (Associate Counselor)
Weekly supervision fees are $85.00
Who soon can I start supervision?
Associate Counselors – Paperwork will be completed and approved by NJ Division of Consumer Affairs prior to beginning supervision. We meet on a weekly basis as required by state licensing board. We follow all provisions mandated by the board in terms of supervision
Graduate Students/Counseling Interns – Paperwork must be completed and approved by the students school. Upon approval, student can begin site placement. We meet on a weekly basis as required school.
Do you provide clinical internships or employment for Associate Counselors?
Yes, employment opportunities may be available. Speak with clinical supervisor about possible employment with TG Counseling and Consulting Services LLC.