Interface Center: Counseling and Psychotherapy

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between psychotherapists and counselors who are licensed versus those who are not?
How long are the sessions?
What are the fees for the sessions?
Where is the office located?
Who attends the sessions?
How often are the sessions?
How long will the therapy course run?
Do you contact my employer?
Do you contact my doctor?
Are there any limits of confidentiality?



What is the difference between psychotherapists and counselors who are licensed versus those who are not?

Licensed: Licensure is bestowed on highly educated and highly accomplished professionals by the Department of Public Health of the State of Connecticut. In order to qualify to sit for the Licensure.Examination, certain standards must be met. Individuals must have completed years of schooling and training culminating in receiving the highest university degree awarded in their discipline to practice psychotherapy. They then must participate in years of supervised practice of assessment, psychotherapy, and counseling.

Individuals must then pass a comprehensive examination prepared by the Department of Public Health to ensure they have the knowledge necessary for psychotherapy and counseling. In most cases, they must participate in ongoing educational activities to keep their skills sharp in order to maintain their license.

Unlicensed: Unlicensed psychotherapists or counselors have no such standards required by them by the Department of Public Health. Licensure is Connecticut’s method of protecting its citizens. Those psychotherapists/counselors without a license may NOT have the necessary education, training and/or experience to provide you with the care you need.

All professionals at Interface Center are licensed. There are three Ph.D. Licensed Psychologists and two Licensed Clinical Social Workers.


How long are the sessions?
Sessions are typically 45 minutes long.


What are the fees for the sessions?
We are contracted with most insurance companies which require a copayment. These fees vary depending on your insurance plan.


Where is the office located?
Marsh House on the peaceful New Milford green.


Who attends the sessions?
Assigned therapist and person requesting therapy are typically the people attending the first session. However, this would be determined in the inital phone consultation.


How often are the sessions?
This is determined by the severity of the problem but typically starts at one session per week and as medical necessity dictates.


How long will the therapy course run?
Varies by the severity and duration of the problem.


Do you contact my employer?
We respect all HIPAA laws and we will only make contact with an employer with explicit written direction from the client.


Do you contact my doctor?
We respect all HIPAA laws and we will only make contact with a doctor with explicit written direction from the client.


Are there any limits of confidentiality?
We respect all HIPAA laws. We are mandated reporters of abuse for the elderly, children and intellectually disabled.

 









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