Frequently Asked Questions
Per the information shared in your inquiry, you will be paired with a therapist who is the best fit to support you for your consultation. In your consultation, you will share any issues that you are interested in working on with the therapist. This is also a good opportunity for you to ask any additional questions that you may have about our practice. At the end of the consultation, if you decide to move forward with therapy, you will schedule your first appointment, an initial assessment to determine a personalized treatment plan and frequency for your sessions.
There is no specific time frame when working on personal development and growth. Depending on the type of changes that you are looking forward to making and the issues that you would like to work on, therapy can last from a few sessions to much longer. Some find therapy to be extremely beneficial and choose to make it a long-term process.
There are many benefits to engaging in therapy. Some of these include: gaining a better understanding of oneself, figuring out life goals and prospects, improving personal relationships, developing coping skills, enhancing problem-solving abilities, making positive changes to problem behaviors, and boosting self-esteem. Your therapist will work with you throughout this process and offer new insight to an issue that you have been struggling with.
We are out-of-network providers for all insurance plans. Many insurance policies offer partial reimbursement to see an out-of-network therapist. Payment is collected from you directly following your session, and we will be happy to provide you with a monthly superbill which you may submit to your carrier for reimbursement.
Our fee range varies by service provided. We will be happy to discuss rates with you during your free phone consultation.
For clients who cannot afford our full fee, we have a limited number of appointments available at a sliding scale. Our sliding scale is determined and decided on a case-by-case basis. Our sliding scale is based on financial needs, income, availability, and who you would like to see at the practice.
Our cancellation policy requires 24-hour notice of cancellation. Cancellation with less than 24-hours notice requires payment in full. If you are unable to attend your session in person, you can always do it via phone or virtually.
Weekly sessions are the standard for individual counseling, though clients are welcome to seek more frequent sessions if they are in crisis or want greater insight.
If you are committed to making personal changes for greater life satisfaction, then you are ready to seek therapy. Many people believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems” in order for therapy to be appropriate. This is not the case; anyone can benefit from therapy. Some even choose to come in for insight only.
Confidentiality is one of the most important components in therapy, as successful therapy requires a high degree of trust. With few exceptions, the highly sensitive material that is discussed between you and your therapist will not be shared with anyone else without your permission. For example, your therapist may share information with someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law will only be allowed to release this information after obtaining your written consent. In addition, therapists are legally mandated to make certain disclosures in cases where there is suspicion of harm to oneself, harm to others, or child abuse. All such disclosures will be discussed with you in advance.
Yes. Our therapists offer psychotherapy sessions by telephone or (HIPPA compliant) virtual sessions if you are outside of Houston or are unable to attend your regularly scheduled sessions in person. The rate for these sessions is the same as your usual rate.
Our therapists are not psychiatrists and therefore we do not prescribe medication. However, in some cases medication can be valuable in combination with psychotherapy. If your therapist determines that you could benefit from meeting with a psychiatrist, we can assist with referring you to someone in our trusted network of referrals.
You will simply reach out to us and schedule your FREE 10-minute phone consultation.
The length of our sessions depends on the type of service you receive:
An individual psychotherapy session is 50 minutes.
A couples/family session is 80 minutes.
A therapy group session is 90 minutes.
EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY:
An individual EAP session is 50 minutes.
A couples/family EAP session is 90 minutes.
A therapy group EAP session is 120 minutes.
WHAT TYPE OF THERAPY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
JEM Wellness & Counseling excels in counseling and psychotherapy services. We have three locations to support you in and around the Greater Houston, Texas area, whichever is most convenient for you. Our approach is grounded in the belief that everyone has the potential for health and balance in their lives and that a connected, healthy family relies on all members. We work with each client to create the best opportunities for the exploration, reflection, release and growth, whether you are engaged in individual, couples or family therapy or are a member of one of our ongoing support or psychotherapy groups.
Tired of talking? You’re in the right place. JEM Wellness & Counseling offers equine-assisted psychotherapy with an EAGALA-certified clinician at a private facility south of downtown Houston. EAP with JEM Wellness & Counseling supports recovery from addiction, healing from trauma, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, as well as understanding your emotions and how to be in relationships. This evidence-based approach is about healing, getting to know yourself better, and creating and maintaining healthy, connected relationships. Horses may be the perfect partner on your journey.
We are a cohesive team of highly trained, skilled and compassionate clinicians who share a holistic, client-centered and solution focused approach to counseling individuals, families and groups.
We treat individuals ages 5 and older, families and groups with diagnosed mental illness, emotional, mental and behavioral challenges, trauma, loss, transitional challenges, parenting, and specific emotional and behavioral concerns.
We guide you through a comprehensive biological, psychological, social and family assessment based on your unique experiences which informs our individualized treatment recommendations for you. Based on those recommendations, we curate a treatment plan committed to supporting you in meeting your ultimate wellness goals.
You may click on the “New Client Consultation” button, call, text or email us. We will respond to you within 24 hours to have a free 10-15 minute phone consultation. This will help us determine if we are the best fit to support you toward your goals. If we are, we will schedule your initial assessment and begin your wellness passage.
Individual, Family & Group Counseling, and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Located in Houston, TX
Individual, Family & Group Counseling and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy
We look forward to joining you, supporting you, and guiding you toward achieving your ultimate wellness goals. If you’re looking for Anxiety Therapy in Houston, schedule a consultation or contact us today.