Frequently Asked Questions
I have never been to therapy. Is it common to see a therapist?
Participating in therapy is more common than you may think. During therapy, empirically-based techniques are utilized to help you explore and further develop your strengths and implement healthy coping skills to minimize the negative challenges you are facing.
What is different from talking to a therapist compared to a relative or friend?
Talking to a therapist allows you to work through stressors, develop healthy skills, and focus on implementing strategies to further your overall wellness. A therapist has specific training to help you in a wide variety of situations. In addition, therapy is confidential and what you share in therapy is not shared with anyone else.
Can I just take medication?
My philosophy has always been let's try research-based therapeutic techniques first (if medically appropriate) prior to integrating psychotropic medication. Psychotropic medication can be extremely beneficial in conjunction with psychotherapy; however, it is important to learn and implement the daily coping skills to work through your negative experiences and accomplish goals.
What is a typical session like?
Each appointment and individual are unique and are tailored to meet the goals of each patient at the time of therapy. Appointments are 50-minutes in length and are conducted through a HIPAA-compliant video platform. During that time, we will work through stressors and traumas, develop coping skills, and identify ways to meet your individual therapy treatment goals.
How many sessions will I need?
Unfortunately, there is no magic number of sessions for every individual, as each individual is unique. The number of sessions depends on each individuals treatment plan and level of motivation.
What can I do to get the most out of therapy?
Actively participating in your therapy session, along with being open and honest, will allow you to get the most out of your therapy. In addition, it is important to work on the skills/changes that we discuss in-between our sessions.
Does insurance cover my appointments?
Most healthcare insurance plans cover psychotherapy. Rosewood Wellness Center is currently is in-network with United Healthcare and Aetna.
What if I have a different insurance? Can I still see Dr. Cinquegrani?
Yes. If your insurance is through another healthcare insurance carrier, we are out-of-network; therefore, we will provide you with a monthly Superbill for you to submit to your healthcare insurance for possible reimbursement. It is important for you to check your out-of-network benefits.
What is a Superbill?
A Superbill is a document that details certain information that insurance companies require to process claims. If you are receiving a service with out-of-network benefits, you are initially financially responsible for each appointment. Each month a Superbill will be provided to you and you will submit it to your healthcare insurance for reimbursement.