Wise Life Counsel Inc. | Interlachen Village Plaza | 5458 Lake Howell Rd | Winter Park FL 32792






Common Questions

How Does Therapy Help?
Working with a therapist can help provide emotional support, increase insight, improve problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for solving many of life’s challenges. Anyone who is interested in getting the most out of life will benefit by becoming more self-aware and applying that increased awareness to help them engage in a more positive future.
Who Benefits from Therapy?
Clients who benefit the most from therapy are those who invest in the process with attention, practice, and determination. Therapy can be emotionally revealing, and determined clients often find a deeper sense of peace as well as direction and meaning in their lives.
What are the benefits of therapy?
Some of the benefits available from therapy include:


• Finding relief from disruptive memories
• Attaining a stronger sense of self and increasing your self confidence
• Gaining clarity and direction for problem solving
• Clarifying your goals and values to help you find the best direction in your life
• Developing skills for improving relationships
• Learning effective ways to use stress and anxiety to make the changes you need.
• Understanding and diminishing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
• Improving communications and listening skills
• Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones

Do you accept insurance?
 Mary Beth is an in-network provider with the following
* MH Net
* Aetna
She is an approved out-of-network provider with TriCare.

In addition, she is an out of network provider for other insurance companies and can provide a super bill for you to send to your insurance company.
To determine if you have mental health coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:
What are my mental health benefits?
What is my co-pay amount per therapy session?
How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?

What is confidentiality?
 Confidentiality is guarded closely in therapy. No information about your therapy can be given to anyone without your written permission. There are only a few exceptions to this rule:

A therapist is required by law to report immediately any suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person the therapist is require by law to report it.
If a client is threatening harm to himself/herself the therapist must ensure their safety. If they cannot get the cooperation of the individual, other measures must be taken to ensure their safety. [/learn_more]

Is medication a substitute for therapy?

Many people do not want to use medication, but some do. Medication can be a valuable assets to help a person have the energy and focus to engage in the process of therapy. While medication should never be used as a substitute for counseling, it can help in the short term. A long term, more permanent solution for most clients is to engage in the therapeutic process. Medication treats symptoms; psychotherapy addresses the reasons for the symptoms. With the help of your physician, a treatment plan that provides a balance between therapy and right medication can be achieved. 

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