FAQs

FAQs

Many people have questions regarding the various therapy services ICFT provides. For brief answers to the questions we hear the most, click on any of the questions listed below:

How do I know if therapy is for me?

What happens after I contact you?

What is therapy really like?

What is your fee? Can I use my health insurance?

What times are available for appointments?

What if my partner is not willing to come? Can my relationship still be saved?

What are Marriage and Family Therapists?

Where do I find directions to your office?


How do I know if therapy is for me?

It is common for people to try several other options before therapy, such as talking with friends and family, reading self-help books, or talking with their family doctor. Seeking a therapist can often help in ways that family and friends cannot.

So, how do you know if therapy is right for you? If you find yourself thinking things like, "I just don't know what else to do." "I feel like we've tried everything else." Or if people around you have suggested therapy then it's probably time to make a call.


What happens after I contact you?

One of our licensed Marriage and Family Therapists will return your call and will provide a free 10-15 minute phone consultation. We will spend time with you on the phone in order to hear about your current struggle, and what to expect from therapy.

We consider it a privilege to answer your most pressing questions, and to explain what therapy would look like for your unique situation. We typically get back to new clients by the end of the day. Please let us know the best time to call and what number you would like us to call.


What is therapy really like?

Counseling actually takes place in a quiet, comfortable, and confidential setting. Our waiting room has comfortable chairs and couches, music and plenty of current reading material for all ages. The therapy offices are designed like a small living room. At each visit, your therapist will offer you water or tea to enjoy as you discuss your situation. Each of our therapists is relaxed, friendly, and their primary task is to help you reach your goals.

Appointments are typically 50 minutes in length, but longer sessions can be scheduled as needed. In most cases, at the start of treatment, a few appointments can be scheduled close together so that we can fully assess what is happening and develop a meaningful treatment plan with you in a timely manner.


What is your fee? Can I use my health insurance?

ICFT is an "Out of Network" Provider for all insurance plans. Many people think that if a practice is not "in-network" with their insurance, they are not able to seek services at that practice. Being “out of network” means that ICFT has chosen to conduct therapy without signing any contracts with health insurance companies. At ICFT, clients pay for their services in full at each session. Methods of acceptable payment include cash, check, helath savings account, and/or credit card.

Please click on each of the links below to read about the many advantages to choosing an "Out of Network" Provider as well as how to use your out of network benefits. Most of our clients report that final costs of therapy at ICFT is not as expensive as they thought it might be.

Our current rate for Individual, Couple, and Family sessions is $200 for each 50 minute therapy session. Please contact our office to inquire about our current rates for other services.

Click here to learn about the advantages to choosing an "out of network" provider.

Click here to learn how to use your "out of network" benefits.

Click here if you have read all of the other sections and you are still concerned about the cost of treatment at ICFT for you or your loved one.


What times are available for appointments?

Appointments are available from 8am to 8pm Monday - Thursday. 8am-5pm Friday and Saturday and 12-5 on some Sundays. The 8am and the 7pm hours are typically reserved for seeing current clients in crisis situations. Most appointments are schduled for 50 minutes starting on the hour.

 


What if my partner is not willing to come? Can my relationship still be saved?

Just because one partner is skeptical about therapy or refuses to attend does not mean that therapy is a waste of time. Sometimes the way to change the relationship is to start with oneself. If one person in a relationship changes, the other is often motivated to change as well. Some of our work can be devoted to exploring your partner's hesitation, as you've experienced it, and finding ways to communicate effectively your desire for him/her to come to counseling.

In some cases, one partner may attend first and have their spouse join therapy at a later point. Your therapist can discuss with you how to handle this process in the ways that are best for the relationship.

 


What are Marriage and Family Therapists?

Independently Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists are licensed by the State of Ohio and recognized as a "core" mental health profession, along with psychiatry, psychology, social work, and psychiatric nursing.

Marriage and Family Therapists are trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and are licensed to diagnose and treat mental, emotional, and relational disorders. They service a wide range of serious clinical problems including: depression, marital/couple problems, anxiety, individual psychological issues, and child/adolescent struggles.

In a recent study, consumers report that marriage and family therapists are the mental health professionals they would most likely recommend to friends. Over 98 percent of clients of marriage and family therapists report therapy services as good or excellent. Clients report marked improvement in work productivity, co-worker relationships, family relationships, partner relationships, emotional health, overall health, social life, and community involvement. 

After receiving treatment, almost 90% of clients report an improvement in their emotional health. Nearly two-thirds report an improvement in their overall physical health, and over three-fourths of those receiving marital/couples or family therapy report an improvement in the couple relationship. When a child is the identified client, parents report that their child's behavior improved in 73.7% of the cases, their ability to get along with other children significantly improved, and there was improved performance in school. Marriage and family therapy's prominence in the mental health field has increased due to our family-centered approach and its demonstrated effectiveness.


Where do I find directions to your office?

You can find a convenient list of directions to our Dublin, OH location by clicking on the link: http://www.icftcolumbus.com/contact/directions