What is the difference between a counselor and a therapist?

Therapist is another word for counselor. Therapy is another word for counseling. You might notice I use both these terms.

Do I need a counselor?

If you are reading the answer to this question, then your situation may feel bigger that what you can deal with alone. It might be a good time to make an appointment to discuss how counseling can benefit your life.

What if I have family and friends that I can talk to about my situation?

You, your family, and your friends haven't done anything wrong if you need additional support. There are times in our lives when we need extra help, and the most loving thing we can do is to choose is to take care of ourselves.

How many times do I need to see a counselor before I feel better?

don't have a simple answer to this question. Some people report feeling better after just making an appointment. Finding the answers and solutions you seek will take time.

What happens during the first therapy session?

I will talk to you about the intake paperwork you read before we meet. I want you to fully understand the limits of a counseling relationship. I will ask you lots of questions. You might feel uncomfortable at first, because I will learn details about your life, and you will know very little about me. I don't expect you to tell me everything the first time we meet. It will take time to build a trusting relationship and for you to feel comfortable sharing private information. I will move at your pace.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, I currently accept BCBS of Texas.

What is the cost of a 50-minute therapy session?

I currently charge $100.00 a session.

Do you work with children?

Yes, I work with youth ages 13+ and require a legal caregiver to be in the room during the session until it becomes therapeutically advantageous to meet with the youth alone.

Do you offer evening and weekend appointments?

Yes, I offer appointments: Monday from 12pm-4pm, Tuesday from 2pm-7pm, Wednesday from 11am-6pm, Thursday from 10am-4pm, Friday from 10am-3pm, and Saturday from 10am-3pm.

Do you offer telehealth therapy services?

Yes, to past and current clients. I am not offering telehealth services to new clients at this time.

How do I access the client portal for scheduling appointments?

Click on the link below:

https://sandra-bravo.clientsecure.me/home

737.881.9695

sandra.bravo@go.tarleton.edu

3305 Northland Drive, Austin, TX, 78731

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