Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who gets therapy?  People from all walks of life utilize therapy, including adults, teens, children, families, and couples. 
  • Is therapy confidential?  By law, everything that is said in a therapy session is confidential, except in cases of threat of serious harm to self or others, child abuse or grave disability. 
  • How long does therapy take?  Length of therapy depends on many factors, including the client's goals, history and severity of symptoms.  Typically, therapy takes from two to six months, however this varies greatly from person to person.
  • How long is a session?  A typical session lasts 50-60 minutes. 
  • Do you see families?  Yes! Families sometimes choose to work on issues together.   When a child is in individual therapy, the family is encouraged to attend some sessions to support their child's progress.
  • Can kids receive therapy?  Yes! I have worked with children from the age of five through adolescence.  With children I utilize therapeutic art, music, and play to reach specific developmental and emotional goals. 
  • What kind of payment do you accept?  Do you accept insurance?  I currently accept Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, Coffinity, TriCare, Life Synch, United Behavioral, CHP+, Medicaid, Medicare, and others.   I also accept private payments in the form of cash and checks. 
  • What kinds of issues do you treat?  People work on many different issues in therapy: family and relationship issues, anger management, effective parenting, teen individuation, grief and loss, trauma and abuse issues, addiction recovery, and disorders such as anxiety or depression, attention deficit disorder, mood disorders, and PTSD, among others.
  • What if I have other questions? Please don't hesitate to contact me by phone or email if you have further questions. I look forward to hearing from you!
  MaryAnn Longwell, LCSW * 719-329-4810 * Contact MaryAnn