How do I know if I need therapy?
For many people it is very difficult to ask for help or to consider that they need to speak with a therapist. This feeling of apprehension or nervousness is normal. It takes courage to seek out assistance. Many folks suffer needlessly for a long period of time before they seek help. Therapy is actually a positive experience. At Riverview Therapy, LLC your difficulties are treated with respect and understanding. There is no judgment, just a genuine willingness to help you feel better so that you can enjoy life.
Am I depressed?
Depression can present itself in many different ways. Here is a list of some common symptoms.
- Feeling sad, blue or down
- Crying easily
- Feeling irritable or grumpy
- Loss of interest in activities that used to make you happy.
- Being distracted or “out of it.”
- Sleep disturbance (not able to sleep, or sleeping all the time)
- Appetite disturbance (no appetite or increased appetite)
- Withdrawing from the people in your life
- People in your life are telling you that you are not yourself
- Having suicidal thoughts or plans
If you are feeling depressed, you should seek assistance. There is no need to silently suffer.
Note: If you are feeling suicidal and believe that you are a danger to yourself or others, call 911 or go to the local emergency room.
Am I anxious?
Anxiety can present itself in many different ways. Here is a list of some common symptoms.
- Feeling worried about most things
- Feeling “keyed up”or restless
- Not feeling calm
- Being distracted due to worry
- Being disorganized
- Feeling overwhelmed with life
- Having physical complaints like headaches, nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea
- Sleep disturbances (not able to sleep, or sleeping all the time)
- Appetite disturbances (no appetite or increased appetite)
Do you require a contract or a minimum number of sessions?
There are no contracts or minimum number of sessions required.
What is parent coaching?
Riverview Therapy, LLC defines Parent Coaching as a process in which client’s present problems or questions they have about parenting. The Parent Coach’s responses are direct and in response to the Parent’s questions. Feedback is given with a child development emphasis.
Parent coaching is specifically designed for couples with children who are divorced or are in the process of divorce. Parent coaching is designed to help you to navigate the changes needed as you and your co-parent develop two homes for your children, one at mom’s house and one at dad’s house.
Is parent coaching therapy?
No. Parent Coaching is not therapy. There is no diagnosis, treatment plan or emphasis on therapeutic issues. The parent coach will not be discussing unresolved feelings about the divorce, past hurts, or the grief you may be feeling during or after the divorce. Our focus is on helping you move forward to become the best parent you can be.
Is parent coaching confidential?
Yes, parent coaching sessions are confidential. No one has access to your record or is able to speak with your parenting coach without your written consent.
If my co-parent and I begin co-parenting together, do we have to continue co-parenting sessions together?
Yes. If you and your co-parent begin co-parenting together than you are both considered clients of Riverview Therapy, and you both have equal rights to confidentiality. Sessions will be conducted together. There may be times when everyone agrees (both parents and the parenting coach) to meet separately for a few sessions. However, separate meetings are temporary. Co-parents are treated together to ensure confidentiality for both parents.
Can I come alone to co-parenting session?
Yes. You can learn about co-parenting and ways to work with your co-parent without the other parent present. When you contact Riverview Therapy you will be asked if you wish to participate in co-parenting with or without your co-parent. If you wish to participate alone than you are considered Riverview Therapy’s client, and your information is confidential.
If my co-parent contacts you first and then I contact you later, can I be a co-parent client as well?
No. If your co-parent contacts Riverview Therapy and they are a client, then you are not able to be a client of Riverview Therapy. This is to ensure confidentiality and to avoid conflicts of interest.
Will you also meet with my child?
No. The parent coach has a relationship with you and not with your child. Although we will be talking about your child during parent coaching sessions, the parent coach is not able to become your child’s therapist. This is a protection of your right to confidentiality and ensures that there is no conflict of interest.
Can my children come to sessions?
No. Parent coaching is for parent’s only and not for children.
How much does parent coaching cost?
There is a one-time $100.00 fee for the initial session. All other sessions cost $50.00.
How long are parent coaching sessions?
Parent coaching sessions are 30 minutes. The initial session is 45 to 60 minutes.
Does the cost change if I come to co-parenting alone?
No. The cost is the same whether both parents are seen together, or whether one parent is seen individually.
How many times a week can I come to parent coaching sessions?
You may come as many times in a week as you would like, provided there is availability. Only one session per day.
Is parent coaching available by phone, text or email?
No. Parent coaching is only available in person. The parent coach will not respond to your parenting questions by phone, text or email.