Frequently Asked Questions about Therapy

Is therapy for me? I heard only people with “real” problems goes to therapy.

There are many types of therapies and many types of ailments. Therapy is for the ones who are suffering with something they want to get help with. It could be a mild form of anxiety and/or depression, grief/loss, relationship issues, or a more serious psychological diagnosis.

How does therapy work? Why is therapy better than talking to my friend/priest/professor?

Therapy only works if clinician and patient have a good relationship. The therapeutical process works better and faster when the patient is as honest and as open as he/she can. Therapists are trained to apply interventions to help patients diminish their suffering, as opposed to friends who only engages on parallel conversations, or other professionals who first obligation is to help you to become a functional member of their organization.

How long is the average therapy length?

Therapy length varies according to the presenting problem. It can last as little as a couple of months to several years (depending on the case and type of therapy, if psychoanalysis is applied, for example).

Can I use my insurance?

You may be able to use your insurance if you have insurance that covers mental health treatment from out-of-network providers. Please call your insurance first to learn how much they will reimburse you. You will be able to submit monthly bills to your insurance company for benefits for which you may qualify.

My financial arrangement is with you and payments are expected at the beginning of each session.

What’s the difference between therapy, coaching, and concierge?

Therapy – Use of therapeutical skills from an integrative orientation of the theories listed below.
Coaching – An analysis and orientation of personal and professional life, using different instruments than the ones used in therapy.
Concierge – A VIP psychological, personal, and/or professional specialized, integrative support for individuals, couples, or family.

What types of therapy do you offer?

Psychotherapy with aspects of psychoanalysis, CBT, Mindfulness, EFT (Emotion Freedom Technique) w/ EMDR aspects, ACT, DBT, Experiential, and Gotham therapies.
In individual, couple, family, or group settings.

What types of population do you attend to?

Individuals – Adolescents, and Adults
Children and Family
Better Age

What is EFT?

Based on neuro-bio-cognitive techniques, Emotional Freedom Technique is a modern tapping technique combined with cognitive restructuring used in the treatment of depression, anxiety, pain, trauma, etc.

What is Mindfulness?

Based on the ancient Chinese medicine, Mindfulness encompass body, breathing, and being. There are many different exercises integrated into mindfulness, such as breathing, relaxing, imagery, etc.

Do you provide therapy in another language?

Therapy for children, adults, and couples, is also provided in Portuguese.
Psicologo Brasileiro na Florida – Para casais, criancas, e adultos, falando portugues nativo servindo Brasileiros na area de Tampa and Clearwater.