Mary Jane Lane LPC LMFT CMAT
will work with you to develop your treatment goals, helping you access your own wisdom, and resolve that which is blocking you from your fullest potential. There are many pathways that lead people to seek counseling. Perhaps, you have thought about therapy for a while, and now is the right time. Maybe, you have previously benefited from counseling, and there is an issue that has presented itself, and you need to find your direction.
Perhaps, you have tried Self-Help Books, and workshops. You recognize you need professional help to work through unresolved issues. Maybe you have reached a point where you feel stuck, or have experienced a relapse in your personal growth. Sometimes, a family member, partner, child or co-worker has asked you to seek help. Perhaps, you have experienced a sudden trauma, loss, illness, event and you need support to work through your grief and find healing. Transformation begins the moment you say YES to yourself.
Here are some general goals and benefits of therapy:
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
- Understanding unhealthy coping patterns that may have developed into Addictions
- Support for the family members impacted by harmful, non-productive behaviors
- Establishing a strong recovery plan that prevents relapse into old behaviors
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications, conflict resolution, and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new skills that support a healthy lifestyle
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
- Discerning Career Path and Strategies for the Workplace
Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?
Therapy sessions are usually 45 minutes. Because each person has different issues and goals, therapy will be specifically customized to your needs, depending on the individual, couple, or family. After the initial assessment, which may be 1 to 3 sessions, she will work with you to develop the initial goals, and a plan for treatment. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and share insights since the previous therapy session. She will often make suggestions for reflective work and strategies that help support you in reaching your goals. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. If you are seeking inclusion of EMDR as treatment modality or if that might be helpful as part of your treatment plan, that will be discussed. The office is located in Kirkwood, with a parking lot in back of the home. There are 6 independent therapists within the house, as well as an accounting firm. When you enter through the front door, proceed upstairs, and have a seat in the waiting area. Help yourself to a cup of tea/coffee, complete any paperwork if your first session, and relax with magazines or a book off the library shelf.
What happens if I am experiencing an emergency?
Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:
- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- What is my financial responsibility for each session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- Is Mary Jane Lane LMFT LPC an in-network provider?
- How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
1) The patient or patient's legal guardian has given written permission on Mary Jane Lane's Release of Information form, identifying person(s), what is to be released, length of time release;
2) There is a binding court order subpoena;
3) The patient is at risk of harming him/herself or others, and it is mandated by state and federal law;
4) There is child or elder abuse and it is mandated by state and/or federal law;
5) The information is required by a patient identified insurance plan or managed health care plan... In this circumstance, the client will be informed that use of insurance plan may require information, which may include diagnosis, treatment goals and progress. If a treatment plan is required, Mary Jane Lane will review the information to be released prior to submitting.
If the consultation involves minor children, the legal guardian holds the right of confidentiality. Joint Legal custody usually requires that both parents must be aware of counseling which is seen as medical treatment. In couples/family therapy, the participants share the responsibility for confidentiality. There is an additional Informed Consent for treatment of Adolescents. The trusting relationship is important in terms of effective therapy. Parent(s) will be informed of any risk, general topics of conversation, and suggestions for parenting strategies as appropriate.