Frequently Asked Questions About Therapy With Clay Cutts
Hiring a therapist can seem intimidating and even scary, especially if you have never received mental health treatment before. So…you should absolutely ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable before investing in therapy. Here are some questions that many new patients ask.
When do you see clients in your office?
I see clients in my office in Peachtree City, GA during the week between 6:00 and 9:00 PM and by appointment on Saturday.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I am happy to accept checks and cash.
Why do you not accept insurance?
In order to accept insurance I have to provide an official “diagnosis”. While making a diagnosis is sometimes helpful, I find them to be labeling and disempowering. Most of my clients would rather not have a mental health diagnosis “floating around in the nether”.
How much does therapy cost?
Therapy can seem expensive to some people. However, a therapeutic relationship with a professional therapist should be seen as a smart investment in your health and in your future. Individual sessions are $125.00 for a clinical hour (typically 50 to 55 minutes). Some clients prefer to purchase “blocks” of sessions. A 4-session block is $400.00 ($100.00 per session) and an 8-session block is $600.00 ($75.00 per session).
How long are most people in therapy?
The short answer is…it depends. Most clients report enjoying benefits after the first one or two sessions. However, the most positive outcomes are typically enjoyed by those who commit to a series of therapeutic sessions. My goal is to help you move past your immediate challenges, not to keep you in treatment for years.
Do you have a particular specialty?
I specialize in helping men and women with “addictive issues”. This is a broad net that includes alcohol and drugs. It also includes other types of addiction such as Internet addiction, sex related issues, and pornography. Also, I love working with family members of people who struggle with addiction.
Do you work with people who don’t have addiction issues?
I ABSOLUTELY work with people who do not have addiction issues. Many of my clients struggle with “depressive” or “anxious” symptoms. Some clients are going through difficult personal situations (divorce, death of a loved one, etc.) and need support. Some folks can’t put their finger on what’s wrong but know they need something. I’m happy to help in any of these situations.