Freedom From Anxiety & Depression Weekend Intensive

Woman looking up in the sunset. Family Counseling in Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 is available to Foundations Family Therapy in Raleigh, NC 27606. You can also get online therapy in North Carolina!

Foundations Center For Trauma Recovery is pleased to announce our upcoming weekend intensive. Lead by Foundation’s Sharon Sheppard, LMFT, CCPT, join us to pave the way for a brighter 2019 by learning how to alleviate depression and manage anxiety and stress by learning new ways to respond to your own thoughts and feelings.

Learn how to stop living on autopilot! We’ll work to align your thoughts with your realty and accept unpleasant experiences as part of life. It’s time to learn how to treat yourself with kindness!

Friday, March 22 6:30-8:30 pm

Saturday, March 23 10-4

Friday, March 29 6:30-8:30 pm


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What Therapy Can’t Do For You

“Therapy works to make you more fully human, and more fully accepting of your humanity. Therapy doesn’t take away your pain; it takes you into the depths of your pain, until you discover there in that abyss, the core of who you are. Your truest, most loveable self. Your heart. Your soul. In other words, your worthiness. Your beauty. Your love. Your reason for being here.”

I wish I’d written these words. My guess is that every honest and empathetic therapist wishes she or he wrote them. They speak to what I believe in my core—I can’t take away your pain but I will walk with you through it and help you discover joy, freedom, relationship, purpose along the journey. Let’s uncover your truest, most loveable self.

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Out-of-Pocket vs. Using Medical Insurance to Pay

Additional considerations regarding out-of pocket payments vs. using medical insurance to pay for your sessions with us in our Fuquay-Varina office.

Out-of-pocket payment

Using Medical Insurance

You determine if therapy services are necessary.

Insurance company decides if therapy services are “medically” necessary.
You determine how many sessions are needed and how often you meet.

Insurance company decides how many sessions they will pay for and caps the number of sessions.

Diagnosis of a mental disorder is not required in order to receive services. In many circumstances, (for example, relationship difficulties, family developmental transitions, major life decisions, family crisis) a diagnosis of a mental disorder is not appropriate or necessary.

Typically, insurance companies require a diagnosis of a mental disorder before they will pay for services (In other words, they won’t pay unless you’re diagnosed). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (referred to as the DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, lists and provides criteria for diagnosis.

Greater confidentiality. The information you share with your therapist stays between you and your therapist.

Decreased confidentiality due to the large number of persons handling medical insurance claims. Potential company (mis)control of information when claims are processed. Insurance companies have access to your therapy/counseling records.

Therapy services are tailored to meet your unique needs.

Insurance companies may require that services follow standardized models.

You (along with your therapist) are in the driver’s seat in regards to the services you receive. Your goals and needs are the top priority.

You are only one out of millions of people for whom the insurance company makes healthcare decisions. The top priority is managing health care costs and delivery (this is why it is called “managed” care).

**used with permission and adapted from considerations on insurance by Dr. Jeff Krepps***