Hope, Healing, Happiness




What can I expect from therapy?
After completing the intake paperwork, you can expect to be warmly greeted by your clinician and directed into a soothing environment where you can release your worries, stress or pain. Much of the time will be spent engaging in meaningful conversation, exploring specific details of your particular set of presenting concerns and brief, yet critical homework assignments may be assigned. Termination is totally voluntary and discussion about your goal for a healthy termination will be an ongoing discussion.

I am afraid of being "labeled" with a diagnosis. What do they mean and why are they used?
A diagnosis is not a label. It is a way for mental health professionals to describe a complex combination of emotions and behaviors commonly found to create problems in the lives of everyday people. They are most often used to communicate level of need to insurance companies or other third party payers.

How long will I have to go to therapy?
Attending therapy is completely voluntary and the length of time an individual attends will be up to them. Determining the length of time varies greatly upon several factors, the most important factor being what the client seeks to accomplish and the amount of effort put in by the client.

How can I use my insurance for payment?
We accept most major insurances (i.e. PEHP, EMI, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, etc.); however, each plan will be different, requiring the interested individual to call before coming in for the first session to find out the following:
* What is my health insurance benefit?
* Do I have to pre-authorize sessions?
* What is my deductible and has it been met?
* What is my co-pay per therapy session?

Will I have to take medication when I go to therapy?
Medication can be a valuable part of healing, but it is not appropriate in every case. When medication is recommended, we refer to trusted physicians and psychiatric resources that work closely with Juracan Center, LLC. In many cases, a combination of therapy and medication is the most effective course of treatment.

Can my loved one just take medication to assist with recovery from drug abuse?
In short: No. Sometimes, medication can be a helpful adjunct for recovery from substance abuse to assist with withdrawals. Such medication will always be prescribed from a trusted medical support system. In the event a medication can be prescribed, it will not remove the problem of substance abuse. Therapy is essential to help overcome the psychological addiction to any drug. Trying to simply replace one illicit drug with a prescribed drug will only prolong the pain of addiction and create a maintenance behavior; which will ultimately fail.