LifeWorks:
Frequently
Asked
Questions

Will therapy help?

The benefits of therapy depend on how well you use the process. It is hard work. And most of that work will be done outside of the office, putting into practice the insights and skills you learned. The therapist can provide support, enhanced problem solving, creative coping strategies, direction & focus. Many people find that counseling is a tremendous asset to their daily lives because of the positive impact it can have on their outlook and relationships. At LifeWorks Mental Health Counseling, we use evidence-based approaches. This substantially maximizes the likelihood that you will experience long term benefits from your participation in this process. There are a number of well documented benefits from participating in therapy. These include:
*Attaining a better understanding of yourself and your loved ones.
*Learning evidence based strategies for managing conflict and solving problems.  
*Finding new ways to cope with stress, anxiety, sadness, grief and other emotional stressors. 
*Discovering new ways to interact with difficult people in your life. 
*Taking risks to change old behaviors and replacing them with ones that work.
*Increased feelings of peace, connection and satisfaction in your important relationships.   
*Improving your self-confidence and sense of self worth. 
*Resolving the issues or concerns that led you to therapy.

How long does therapy take to work?

Many people find that they leave the first session feeling supported and relieved. Change is a process that occurs over time. The more open you are to doing your work, the faster the problems in your life will be resolved. There is no set time frame. However, if you are interested in meeting for a set number of sessions, we are happy to design a rigorous treatment plan for you.  

What does therapy cost?

At LifeWorks we firmly believe that it is a mistake to be dissuaded from seeking support because of issues surrounding finances. We trust in the benefit of evidence based treatments and want to make success within your reach. Costs for our clinical services range from $80-250 per session. We offer a sliding scale fee schedule and are sensitive to your needs.  

Can I use my health insurance?

Yes. The clinicians at LifeWorks Mental Health Counseling participate with several insurance companies. In the event that we do not take your particular insurance as an in network provider,  you still  may be able to use your insurance by applying your out of network benefits for mental health. In this case, you are eligible for reimbursement from your insurance company to cover all or part of the costs of your treatment. When you use your out of network benefits, we ask that you pay your clinician at the time of services. Cash, check or card are all accepted. We will then provide you with a specialized receipt called a "superbill" for you to send to your insurance company for your timely reimbursement. If you need help filing these claims, we are onsite to assist you. Before deciding whether or not to work with a LifeWorks specialist who is out of network, it is suggested that you call the phone number on the back of your insurance card and ask two very important questions. “What is my out of network coverage for mental health?” And, “What is my deductible?” A LifeWorks counselor would be happy to assist you in this process upon request. 

 

WHAT MAKES LIFEWORKS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PRACTICES? 

At LifeWorks, we truly believe that you are the expert on YOU. We believe that you are capable of healing yourself and your relationships. This philosophy uniquely sets us apart from other practices, wherein the provider is considered the expert. At LifeWorks, we know you are in a tough place in your life and just need support, tools, understanding, resources and encouragement to find your own balance. We believe in YOU.  And we know that you can make your Life Work with the right support. 

LifeWorks is an All-Specialist practice. This means that each clinician has advanced training in theories and models of psychology and counseling. We carefully screen our therapists to make sure they are amongst the best in the field. Our clinicians have devoted their entire career to gaining the skills and expertise that are directly tailored to your area of need.  This means you will receive a higher quality of care and benefit from quicker results. 

LifeWorks is an exclusive provider of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and families.  This model boasts a 75-90% success rate for restoring your connection to your loved one.  Our highly trained and specialized relationship counselors apply this gold standard approach for healing all relationships, no matter where you might be in your journey with one another. When you have a deep longing to repair or improve your relationship, finding a qualified and trained expert is essential.  EFT provides an evidence-based road map to help keep us focused and successful. To learn more about this treatment method, please visit our Relationship Therapy page. 

 

HOW DID COVID-19 AFFECT Lifeworks? 

     LifeWorks Mental Health Counseling, PLLC is dedicated to providing the safest counseling experience possible. We will follow the guidance of the NYS Health Department for infection control procedures and continue to provide the highest level of cleanliness. In addition, and as a further precautionary measure, each treatment room now has a MEDICAL GRADE AIR FILTER & INDIVIDUALIZED CLIMATE CONTROL. Air Filters will remain on throughout your session and the treatment rooms will be cleaned between appointments. Hand sanitizer is stocked in each room.  All rooms will be well ventilated each day. The windows may be cracked open during your session to allow for natural air circulation. We will be diffusing an anti-viral protective blend of essential oils throughout the office space.  Our waiting room will be closed, except for emergent situations. We now offer a text concierge service at the time of your appointment and will let you know when your treatment room is ready for you to enter.  Please observe social distancing in our hallways. Masks and gloves will be available to our clientele who would like to use this level of protection. We understand that a variety of medical and psychological conditions exist that prevent someone from being able to tolerate these products. HIPPA laws protect your medical privacy. If you see someone not using a mask, please first assume there is a valid medical condition that prevents this. In addition, if you or your clinician are experiencing any cold/flu or other viral symptoms, we encourage you to have a virtual session for that week. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can do this! 

How Can I Contact The Practice Owner? 

LifeWorks Mental Health Counseling, PLLC is first and foremost here to serve you and our local community members by providing the highest level of competent, compassionate, evidence-based care. If you would like to connect with Jill Rothar, LMHC, our practice owner, at any time for any reason, please call or email your questions or concerns.  We will respond to you in a timely manner. 

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Islip, NY 11751

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