Frequently Asked Counseling Questions - Motor City Center for Hope
Below is a list of commonly asked questions by individuals seeking therapy services. Although we believe we covered most topics, please feel free to email us with any additional questions and someone will respond to you as soon as possible.
"The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge."
What is Behavioral Health?
A lot of insurance companies and providers are now using the term "behavioral health." Simply put, behavioral health refers to services an individual receives address mental health or substance abuse issues.
Does treatment (therapy) work, will it work for me?
Yes. Definitely. At Motor City Center for Hope, we work collaboratively with each client developing a unique course of treatment that is guaranteed results. As long as a client put forth the effort (including letting the therapist know if he/she disagrees with the treatment plan or route therapy is going), progress will be unavoidable.
What is Evidence Based Practice?
Evidence-based practice is the combination of research with clinical expertise while considering the client's characteristics, culture and preferences in development of the treatment plan and therapeutic approach.
My old therapist told me I was "co-occurring," what does that mean?
Co-occurring refers to individuals who have been formally diagnosed with a mental illness and an addiction -- for example, Major Depression and Cocaine Dependency.
Do you take my insurance?
We currently accept a number of insurance plans, including BCBS, Medicare, and Value Options. Click here for the most up to date insurance list.
I don't want to use my insurance, how much are sessions if I just want to pay?
Motor City Center for Hope offers a sliding fee schedule for those who do not have insurance or simply do not want their insurance billed.
Are my sessions private?
In most cases, the law prohibits a therapist from disclosing information discussed in therapy sessions. However, there are some exceptions to this rule: Child, dependent, or elderly abuse must be reported immediately, if someone is threatening harm to someone else we must notify the police, if someone intends to harm him or herself, we will attempt to de-escalate crisis situation but if unsuccessful we may need to take additional steps to ensure his/her safety. Review our privacy practices for further information.