Bexar Family Solutions offers traditional mental health counseling as part of its wide range of services. Counseling is sometimes referred to as "psychotherapy" or "behavioral health treatment." No matter what it is called, our skilled professionals can help individuals, couples, families, adults, adolescents, and children to improve their lives. Of course, we cannot guarantee that our services are right for everyone or every disorder, which is why we screen carefully to ensure you and your counselor will be a good match. Sometimes, clients have problems that are outside of our range of skills. If so, we will help you find someone who might be better suited for your particular problem.
How Much Does Counseling Cost?
- If you have insurance or an employee assistance plan, your cost may be as little as $0 or significantly more, depending on your plan's features.
- If you have questions about the cost of our services, you can click here for a complete price list or you can contact your insurance company/employee assistance plan.
What Does Counseling Look Like?
Each therapist blends her or his own unique personality and approach to dealing with behavioral health problems. This means that your counseling experience will also be unique. However, there are some general things you can expect from your therapy:
- Counseling usually begins with you and your counselor getting to know one another. Your counselor will be interested in what it is that brought you to counseling and what you would like to get out of the experience.
- Your counseling session is a time for you and your therapist to have meaningful conversations about the things in your life that trouble you. Together, you will decide what you would like to accomplish from therapy, and then your sessions will focus on how to achieve the changes you want.
- Counseling sessions are usually in person, usually last about 50 minutes, and most commonly are arranged weekly. As you progress, your sessions may be spread out over longer periods of time. Your counselor will take into consideration your desires regarding the frequency of your visits, so be sure to let him or her know any limitations you might have (work/school schedule, cost, etc.).
- Sometimes, counseling can bring up unpleasant feelings. You may need to talk with your counselor about very personal experiences or thoughts. You may cry. All of this is normal in counseling, and your counselor is someone you can do these things with safely.
- Counseling should last only as long as it needs to last. For some people, that may be just a couple of sessions. For others, it may be months or longer. How long your therapy will last is a decision for you and your therapist to make together.