Which Insurance Groups does JMH work with?
BlueCross of Idaho | Regence/BlueShield | Cigna | Business Psychology Associates (BPA)
Micron Health Network | United Behavioral Health Services | Medicaid
Aetna| Idaho Physicians Network | Alliance Health Network | Connected Care | & Many Others
Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:
What are my mental health benefits?
What is my responsibility to pay per therapy session?
Do I have a deductible to meet before the insurance will pay towards my sessions?
After my deductible is met, do I pay a Co-pay or pay a percentage of the total amount?
How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
What can therapy do for me or my family?
Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life’s challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety/worry, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues, anger/behavior management, and general life transitions. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.
Who is it for?
Therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, gives you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-directs damaging patterns, and overcomes whatever challenges you face.
What are the potential benefits?
Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
- 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
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
What is a session experience like?
Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. Initial sessions involve the therapist asking questions to assess your situation and mutually make goals that are worked toward in future sessions. It is standard for therapists to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life during therapy sessions. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts approximately fifty minutes.
Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviors. It is important to process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life between sessions. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions.
Are therapy sessions confidential?
Protecting your confidentiality is required by law as well as by each individual clinician’s professional ethical code, respectively. General rule is that a therapist can only disclose information to another party upon your request and by written/signed authorization to do so.
There are, however, specific Exceptions according to Idaho Law:
- Child or Elder Abuse is reported.
- Threat of harm to self or another individual.
- A court of law mandates that records be provided in a legal case.
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