How should I prepare for therapy?
All you need to prepare for therapy at Longmire Psychiatry and Counseling Center is an open mind and willingness to grow. Some people find it helpful to bring a timeline of events or some general notes about the issue that brings them in. This is certainly not required though. If you think your issue may be physiological in nature, we recommend scheduling a visit with your primary care physician to rule that out first.
Should I come alone or bring my partner?
While it’s not essential, if you are coming in for an issue related to your relationship, We find it helpful to conduct the first session jointly with your partner. This not only gives us a sense of the relationship dynamic, it also helps us get you both on board for treatment and hear both perspectives. If you’re coming in for a sex therapy issue, we will meet individually to do a more thorough history and assessment. At that point, we will make a recommendations for individual versus couple therapy at Longmire Psychiatry and Counseling Center.
Will you prescribe medication?
No. Only licensed physicians or psychiatrist can prescribe medications. If I believe you need medication, I will refer you to our in house psychiatrist or make a specific recommendation for a medical doctor that I believe can treat you best.
Is therapy confidential?
Therapy is always confidential with some exceptions. If we believe you are at risk of harming yourself or someone else or if we suspect child abuse or neglect, I am required to notify the authorities. I abide by Chapter 611 in the Texas Health and Safety Code.
How long will I be in therapy?
The number of therapy sessions depends on several factors and I will be able to give you a better idea after we have had a chance to meet. Factors that influence how long therapy lasts include the complexity of the problem, the length of time you’ve experienced the problem, and the amount of time you devote to working on the problem in between sessions, and, if in a relationship, your partner's support and participation in the therapeutic process. I generally advise people to plan for a minimum of 6 sessions. Many clients find benefit after just a few sessions while others require more long-term care. Therapy sessions at Longmire Psychiatry and Counseling Center are typically 50 minutes long.
How do I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment by calling the office at 979-227-7772.
Do you accept my insurance?
I am in-network with most major insurance companies. We can provide you with a bill for sessions that you may submit to your insurance company if your insurance provider is not in-network for out-of-network reimbursement .