FAQ

If you have any other questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.  Call us at 574-213-941, or drop us an email here on our Contact page.

Which therapist is right for me?

Besides reading the profiles for each therapist, you can call us at 574-213-941 to get some guidance.  Do you think you would prefer a male or female therapist?  Is it important for you to incorporate your religious convictions into your therapy?

Sometimes it can take trying different therapists before you find the right fit for you. A good therapist knows this and is not offended.

How often do I need to see the therapist?

The amount of time you see your therapist depends on you and your therapist.  The therapists often recommend weekly visits to get to know you and what you want from therapy.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

The shortest answer to that question is that a psychiatrist is a medical doctor (M.D.) who specializes in psychiatry and can prescribe medication.  A psychologist is a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), does not prescribe medication and utilizes different techniques to help you work out the issues you are experiencing.

If you are already taking medication or your therapist thinks medication is indicated, he/she can work with a psychiatrist or your family doctor to find a medication that helps you.

How do I make an appointment?

Call our South Bend office at 574-213-941 and speak to our staff – she knows all the right questions to ask.  It helps if you have your calendar and insurance card handy when you call.

Does my insurance cover therapy sessions?

Every insurance plan is different.  Some plans cover our therapy services under the Medical Plan and some have separate Mental Health/Substance Abuse (MHSA) coverage.

If you will provide us with your insurance information, we can call your insurance company for you to find out your specific benefits and your out of pocket costs.  If you wish to call yourself, ask for your benefits for “out-patient mental health in an office setting.”

Is the Stress Recovery Center in my insurance network?

Our therapists are in many insurance networks, but not all.  Your insurance company can tell you for sure.

Will my employer find out I’m coming to the Stress Recovery Center?

Under most therapy situations, your employed will not be informed that you are coming to the Stress Recovery Center.  We are bound by the same HIPAA privacy laws as a medical doctor.

Can I see a therapist if I do not have insurance coverage?

Yes.  We accept cash, check, credit or debits cards and flex-spending cards.