What to expect
In order to offer the best therapy experience possible, we at Rewaya feel that it is helpful for our clients to understand what they can expect when they choose to move forward in achieving their goals with our help.
Step 1: Assessment
During our first session, we will begin a full psychological assessment including understanding the present issues that led you to seek counseling, different relationships in your life and any past issues that may be impacting you presently.
Step 2: Creating Goals
Once we’ve figured out the problem, we need to figure out ways to address it. During our initial sessions, we will decide on goals that will lead you to a happier and more fulfilling life.
Step 3: Evaluating Progress
During every session, we will assess the progress that you’re making in reaching your therapeutic goals to ensure that you are on track toward achieving peace and happiness.
Step 4: Conclusion of Therapy
We will take a gradual approach to terminating therapy by elongating the amount of time between sessions in order to ensure that you have the support you need to gain confidence in applying new skills in your daily life.
Please find our pricing for individual, marriage and family therapy sessions as well as package deals below:
- A 50-minute therapy session: $100
- A 10-session Package (20% discount): $800 (This can be split into two separate payments)
- A 5-Session Package (10% discount): $450
Payment for therapy is due prior to each online session and at the time of service for in-office sessions. 24-hours notice is required for a cancellation otherwise the full price of the session is charged due to setting aside the time slot for the client.
For online sessions, we accept all major credit cards and PayPal. For in-office sessions, cash and checks are also accepted.
Clients with out-of-network insurance coverage can be reimbursed by their insurance provider based on their benefits. Your insurance company will be able to tell you the details of your coverage. We will provide you with documentation needed by your insurance provider for reimbursement.
WHAT WE OFFER
Individual therapy is beneficial for all ages to address emotional, spiritual and behavioral issues and concerns. It can be a powerful way to become the person you have always envisioned yourself to be.
Marriage therapy is an effective way to improve communication and help strengthen the marital relationship while providing a safe space that allows each partner to feel heard and validated.
Family therapy is an effective way to improve communication and help strengthen relationships among family members while providing a safe space to begin the process of opening up to one another.
Through therapy, clients will learn to pay attention to irrational thoughts and intense feelings, and increase awareness of destructive behaviors and cope with daily struggles in healthy ways.
How do I make the most of my therapy experience?
At Rewaya, we tailor our treatment to each person, couple and family individually and use a targeted approach designed to help you meet your goals as quickly and efficiently as possible. We understand that therapy is a commitment of your time and money and we want you to achieve the most that you possibly can in the shortest period of time. The most successful clients are those who are willing to engage in a give and take relationship with the therapist by putting in the work needed to yield lasting change. At Rewaya, you will be provided with a safe and supportive place to work through challenges and struggles and to begin to see things in a different way. This requires work on your part as well as a willingness to see and do things differently.
The best thing you can possibly do during therapy is to be as honest and open as possible. This is a judgment-free environment so don’t worry about the things you say and the way they will be perceived. The more you share, the more we will be able to help.
One of the most important things to realize about therapy is that setbacks are not failures. Oftentimes, when there is a setback in a relationship or in progress, many people may mistake this as going backward and they may feel discouraged. In reality, setbacks are a natural part of life and can actually be an indication that you are moving forward in reaching your treatment goals. Forgive yourself if a setback occurs, keep moving forward and you will find yourself back on track and confident in your abilities to face future setbacks.
What will we do during therapy sessions?
During sessions, you will talk about the primary concerns you have and issues in your life that led you to seek counseling. It takes a strong and brave person to reach out for help when it is needed and that is a step forward that deserves respect.
The goal of the first one to two sessions will be to get to know as much about your current life situation as possible, especially the issues that brought you into therapy, assessing your needs and creating goals to achieve through therapy. Although we take a present-focused approach to issues, we will often explore how past experiences have impacted current thought patterns in order to address them fully. We will explore difficult and uncomfortable emotions, which may mean that you will feel a little worse before you feel better. Realize that this is a part of the therapeutic process. When you explore difficult thoughts, incidents, and emotions in a safe space with your therapist, you won’t be ambushed by them at the worst times. Change can be uncomfortable at times but pushing through this discomfort yields growth, achievements, and fulfillment.
We often give “homework” to clients to work on between sessions in order to allow them to practice their skills throughout the week and gain as much as they can throughout the therapeutic process. The clients who get the most out of therapy actively participate inside and outside of scheduled therapy sessions.
Many clients often ask, how long does therapy take?
Of course this depends on the type and severity of the problem as well as the work the client is willing to put during and between sessions. Research shows that many people begin to experience positive gains in therapy in 6 to 12 sessions (at one session per week, this means within 2 to 3 months). In our personal experience, many of our clients have achieved significant positive change within 4 sessions and have often been able to terminate therapy within 10 to 15 sessions.
Marriage and family therapy can take longer than individual therapy due to the complicated dynamics that naturally result from relationships. Clients can often see an immediate positive shift in their marital or family life when they begin counseling if they implement the techniques discussed during sessions. In marriage counseling, most of my clients often need approximately 4 to 5 individual therapy sessions each and 5 to 10 couples therapy sessions to address the issues they are facing. This all depends on how long couples have waited to tackle the problems that are causing them discomfort as well as the magnitude of the issues being addressed.
How often will we meet for therapy sessions?
At the beginning of treatment, therapy sessions are usually scheduled weekly, but as you reach your goals, we will begin to space out sessions to once every two weeks, then once a month before ending completely. This gradual process ensures that you feel comfortable practicing new skills and addressing obstacles that come your way while still receiving support before completely ending therapy. In certain specific cases, clients who are in crisis or really struggling may benefit from more than one session per week but only until the crisis passes.
What is your approach to therapy?
When people think about therapy, they often picture a client lying down on a couch constantly answering the question “how do you feel?”
At Rewaya, we subscribe to a collaborative and direct approach rather than a neutral one. We will help you explore and make decisions as well as learn new, more effective, ways of looking at and responding to the problems you are dealing with. Through therapy, we will identify the symptoms, patterns, problems, or areas in your life that are causing you distress and we will work together to develop a plan of action for how to best address these issues.
We utilize a faith-based approach, incorporating Islamic principles along with therapeutic ones. Research has found that incorporating spirituality and religion into therapy yields positive results. Seeking a Muslim therapist can be very helpful in gaining a holistic approach to counseling to offer both psychological and spiritual help. Some of the principal ideas we keep in mind as we are navigating the therapeutic process are: (1) “Allah doesn’t change the condition of a person until he/she changes what is within themselves.” This shows us that change is possible no matter how stuck you feel; (2) moving forward typically involves changing how we think and behave in response to past or current events in our lives; (3) Allah created each of us with emotions. The feelings you experience are a natural part of life and deserve our attention; and (4) We are not held accountable for our thoughts and emotions but we are held accountable for our actions and these are within our control. We can learn skills to be more effective in dealing with uncomfortable emotions and difficult situations.