Common Therapy Questions
Why should I see a therapist?
The reasons people choose to see a therapist vary. Therapy can be beneficial for a wide range of problems such as depression, loss, marital/relationship strife, parent-child concerns, or emotional distress. Some people need help getting through a specific life event. Some want an unbiased perspective on an issue they are struggling with. Regardless of what brings you to therapy, it can be an opportunity to grow, learn, and heal.
How long will therapy last?
When many people think about therapy, they picture individuals or couple’s in counseling for months or years at a time. The amount of time spent in therapy is based on many factors including issue being addressed, therapeutic approach and the client’s compliance with process. The therapeutic process is not meant to last forever and some clients find that three to four sessions were all they needed to get back on track.
Does therapy/ counseling work?
Therapy provides a confidential, supportive atmosphere in which to reflect on various issues. The emotional connection that a client makes with a therapist oftentimes has a greater impact on the success of the therapeutic process than the type of therapist chosen. The therapist must provide an atmosphere of safety and trust for the client. If, after a few sessions, the client doesn’t feel that he or she is making any progress, it is important to discuss it with the therapist.
Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, shame, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. The changes you make in therapy may also affect your relationships in unexpected ways. Psychotherapy has also been shown to have many benefits. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience.
Will the discussions with my therapist be confidential?
Therapists abide by current codes of professional ethics, as well as by state and federal laws protecting your Private Health Information. With the exceptions noted below, or as required by law, no information about your contact with your therapist is available to anyone without your written permission.
What do I do if I have an after-hours emergency?
In case of an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately. If it is not an emergency call 832-384-4445, leave a voicemail and you will be contacted within 24 hours.
Working with Eboni
What are your hours?
Office Hours are:
Monday- Friday 9am-6pm
Appointments by appointment:
What if I can’t make my appointment?
Call the office at 832-384-4445 as soon as possible after you become aware that you cannot come to your appointment. You can leave a message on the voice mail if you are calling outside of office hours. Please try to call at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting. All late cancellations (less than 24 hours notice) and/or no shows will result in a fee.
Will my insurance cover the sessions?
Eboni Harris, MA, LPC LMFT is an out-of-network provider. Clients will be provided with paperwork so that they can file for reimbursement if they choose. In such cases, it is up to the discretion of the insurance company to decide whether or not they will reimburse you. We also accept prepaid medical spending accounts.
How much does therapy cost?
The counseling rate is $160 per hour. Intake and couples sessions are 90 minutes and prorated to $240.