Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions about Rooted Relational Therapy.  Scroll down to find the question of your choice, or read through all of them. If you have a question that isn't listed below, please send us a message here (or give us a call at 570-884-4662).

Is therapy right for me?
What are the benefits of therapy?
How do I schedule an appointment?
Where are you located?
What can I expect from my first appointment?
Can I choose my therapist?
Do you accept medical insurance?
What does therapy cost?
What if I cannot afford the fee?
How can I help a friend or relative who may benefit from therapy?
What if I have a question or concern about my therapy?
How long will it take to get/feel better?  Notice a difference?
What if I've been to therapy before and had a negative experience?
I’m ready to schedule an appointment. What now?

Is therapy right for me?

  • Are you struggling with any of the Issues We Treat?

  • Do you desire to improve your relationships?

  • Are you feeling stuck in life?

  • Are you feeling overwhelmed?

  • Are you experiencing marital or family conflict?

  • Do your children seem out of control and you are at a loss for what to do?

  • Are you so overwhelmed with sadness that it interferes with your daily life?

  • Are you facing an addiction?

  • Have you been abused or experienced trauma?

  • Are you trying to adjust to life after a divorce or remarriage?

  • Have you suffered a significant loss?

  • Do you want to learn more about yourself?

  • Do you want to have more self-confidence and fulfilling relationships?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then therapy is right for you.  At Rooted we reject the myth that therapy is only for “messed up” or “crazy” people.  Every person goes through challenging times and can benefit from support, encouragement, and direction.  Everyone can enhance their lives through therapy, whether you are currently distressed and facing significant problems or simply desire to get the most out of your life and relationships.

What are the benefits of therapy?

There are many benefits of therapy including:

  • Growing emotionally, spiritually, and relationally

  • Gaining hope and direction for the future

  • Decreasing marital and family conflict

  • Overcoming addiction

  • Grieving losses and finding hope and joy again

  • Strengthening the important relationships in your life, such as with your spouse, children, parents, or friends

  • Gaining self-esteem and learning to value who you are

  • Learning communication skills that can enhance all your relationships

  • Recovering from trauma, divorce, abuse, or another devastating life event

  • Learning parenting skills to help you cope with stressful behaviors and develop trusting relationships with your children

  • Having the support of another caring human being during challenging and stressful times

How do I Schedule An Appointment?

To schedule an appointment you can call us at 570-884-4662.  Alternatively, you can request an appointment by filling out this form.  We will ask for some general information and arrange for an initial session with a therapist best suited to your situation and schedule.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment to fill out some initial paperwork.  

Where Are You Located?

Our Mifflinburg Office is located at 400 Market Street, Mifflinburg, PA 17844 (the brick house at the corner of 4th & Market Streets, next to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church).  You may park along Market Street or in either of the church parking lots.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?

Your first appointment will be a typical 50-minute session.  If you are driving from a distance and prefer to schedule double (2 hour) sessions, we are happy to grant that request.  During your first session, your therapist will review the initial paperwork with you and answer any questions regarding the forms you completed.  The therapist will spend some time getting to know you and the issues that bring you to therapy, as well as collect helpful background information.  Our goal is to help you understand what therapy will be like and offer you hope for your future.

Can I choose my therapist?

You may request a specific therapist.  Please visit the About Us section to read and learn more about our therapists.  Let us know if you have any preferences, such as gender.

What Does Therapy Cost?

The standard fee for a 50-minute session is $100* (or $160* for co-therapy w/Doug and Morgan). However, you may qualify for a reduced fee. For more information about our fees, click here.

What if I cannot afford the fee?

If you are experiencing financial difficulty or have a household income less than $100,000/year, you may qualify for a reduced fee. We try our best not to turn away clients for financial reasons, and will be happy to work with you at a reduced rate if that is what your situation requires. For more information about our fees, click here. Please call us (570-884-4662 ext. 1) if you have any questions about our fees. We will walk you through the different options and try to find a solution that will work for you. You may also contact us through this form.

Do you accept medical insurance?

We do not accept medical insurance, but we do our best to offer affordable rates.  We can issue special receipts which you may choose to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.  You can also check with your insurance company to explore reimbursement options, or click here for more information. Please call us (570-884-4662 ext. 1) if you have any questions. We will walk you through the different options and try to find a solution that will work for you. You may also contact us through this form.

How can I help a friend or relative who may benefit from therapy?

If you are concerned about the well-being of a friend or relative, you can refer them to receive our services by providing them with our phone number (570-884-4662), directing them to our website, or giving them one of our brochures or cards. However, If you believe they are in crisis, please call 9-1-1, or Crisis Intervention at 1-800-222-9016.

What if I have a question or concern about my therapy?

It is the goal of our therapists to give you the best services possible.  Please feel free to speak with your therapist about any questions or concerns you may have.

How long will it take to get/feel better? Notice a difference?

Everyone moves at a different pace through the process of therapy.  There is no timeline or session number that can be quoted as the point where people begin to feel better. We usually recommend that clients attend for at least 6 sessions before they expect to experience much change.  Change may seem small and slow going at first, but most clients reach a place where they have renewed hope and make the desired positive changes in themselves and their relationships.

What If I've been to therapy before and had a negative experience?

When people have had unpleasant experiences in therapy, they may hesitate to try it again.  If you had an experience that was not helpful or maybe even hurtful, it could have been due to the therapist and client not fitting well together, or perhaps the approach of the therapist was not what you needed at that time.  At Rooted we take a collaborative approach and work with you to reach your goals for therapy.  We strive to honor you and your goals through a competent and compassionate approach.

I’m ready to schedule an appointment. What now?

Please give us a call at 570-884-4662. We will ask for some general information to get to know you and your situation better, and help you schedule your first appointment with the therapist best suited to your needs. You can also have us give you a call by filling out this form.