What is an LPC Intern?
An LPC Intern is a clinician who has completed his or her master's level education and a practicum with a minimum of 300 hours working in the field. After graduation, those seeking licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) are required to work under a supervisor (our site supervisor is Dr. Sunny Lansdale, PhD, LPC-S) for a minimum of 3000 hours. Until those hours are complete, clinicians work under the title of LPC Intern. During that time, LPC Interns meet weekly with their supervisor for case consultation and support. With the exception of Sunny, most of our therapists are at varying stages of the 3000-hour requirement. Please feel free to discuss your individual therapist's experience with him or her directly.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks or credit cards for our therapy services. Please make checks payable to Treaty Oak Psychotherapy. Each therapist has their own pricing range and structure that they can provide for you. We do not accept insurance, but can provide you with a detailed invoice following your session if you would like to submit for reimbursement from your insurance provider. Payment is required at the time of service.
What happens if my therapist finishes his or her 3000-hour requirement while we are working together? Will I be transferred to another therapist?
It's not uncommon at training practices for clients to have to stop working with their therapist when he or she completes their training hours. At Treaty Oak Psychotherapy, we value the client-therapist relationship as one of the most important factors for successful therapy. Once you have begun working with a therapist, you are free to continue working with that therapist as long as you like, whether they are still completing their hours or not. If the therapist leaves Treaty Oak Psychotherapy for a new office, and you would like to continue seeing him or her at that location, you are free to do so.
How long does therapy take?
Therapy can take anywhere from a few sessions to a year or more of work. This depends entirely on your needs, including the depth of the issues you would like to address. You and your counselor should work together to make this decision based on your therapeutic goals. Individual sessions are generally 50 minutes. Therapists may schedule longer sessions for couples, groups or individuals as needed. Please discuss this with your therapist.