Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is the treatment of a person’s mental and emotional health by using a series of techniques. Psychotherapy helps a person understand themselves: what makes the feel positive or anxious. A person or couple may go seek counseling to achieve self-acceptance, seek self-knowledge, or learning better ways of managing their life. Psychotherapy provides the client with an opportunity to talk openly about these concerns and feelings with a professionally trained counselor.

2. How does distance counseling work?

Many people find it inconvenient and a bit impractical to meet with a couselling therapist for a session in office. Knowing that their counselor is available on-line via skype/email or a simple phone call away is a helpful option for some clients.

Dr. Graham is a cyber-counsellor. Use of a special encrypted website ensures your confidentiality.

3. Is distance counseling as effective as seeing the therapist in person?

Distance counselling is neither superior, nor inferior to traditional counselling in the therapist's office. Distance counselling is a practical consideration for people in remote areas or for anyone for whom it is more convenient. It can be used alone or in combination with face-to-face counselling and is a helpful option in the case of illness or when travelling.

Distance counselling is not for everyone. If you are feeling suicidal, please call 911.

4. Are costs covered by insurance?

My professional services require an upfront payment, but are reimbursed under most insurance plans.

5. Why should a person seek therapy?

When a person is dealing with a life altering struggle, they figure getting by is enough. Below are signs that you may need to see a therapist.

  • You are using drugs and alcohol to cope with your anxiety.
  • You are experiencing uncontrollable crying.
  • You have experienced emotional or physical trauma.
  • Your anxiety is so intense that it’s debilitating.
  • You are grieving a love one’s death or the loss of a relationship.
  • You are in the midst of a mental rut and nothing seems fulfilling.
  • You feel that you cannot cope with your issues alone.

For more information please contact, Dr. Janice A. Graham.