Finger Questioning Things- Therapy for Me?- Celine Elise Alvarez- Inner Growth Therapy

So you have some questions

BUT IS THERAPY for me? Okay, so your interested in possibly coming to gain some help, but you have some doubts or questions. Look these FAQ over or feel free to contact me directly if these questions do not field your inquiry. I offer free 15 minute phone consultations by appointment, schedule that here.

How can therapy benefit me?

Therapy helps to create a safe space for you to process and explore your feelings, fears and the reasons you maybe feeling stuck in your life. Working with a therapist can help people gain a new perspective and creates an opportunity for growth and change.

Therapy can help an individual feel more confident in their personal life. It can help you to feel less overwhelmed by your feelings because you have learned more tools to help you manage your life. It can help you to feel more safe to express yourself more genuinely.

But how long will it take?

I work from several different perspectives: one is more about building a relationship, and the other is focused on changing patterns and working on changing behaviors. If you are focused on changing a specific behavior, the treatment can be as little as 6 to 12 sessions.* If we are working more relationally, then our work could last 6 months to several years.

My goal as a therapist is to not have my clients in attending for longer than is needed. At this point have worked with several clients for over a year and others for as little as 6 weeks. The amount of time you want spend is up to you, I see therapy as a collaborative process between the myself and the client. There are no experts in the room, we are exploring together and motivating change in your life.

How do you work?

I work from a holistic perspective believing that mind, body and spirit are all connected. I use body based techniques to help clients learn to elicit the relaxation response through the use of art, breathing, EFT and acupressure. These techniques help reduce, stress, anxiety, insomnia and tension.

How much does it cost? 

Each session is 50 minutes and the cost is $100-150 per session for individuals.

Couples counseling and Family therapy is $200-220 for a 50 minute session.

Do you take insurance?

I currently do take insurance in the state of Oregon.

I am in network with:

  • PacificSource Oregon
  • Aetna Oregon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon
  • MODA

If you have a PPO insurance that takes out of network providers, I can fill out paperwork for you to get reimbursed by your insurance company.

What kind of payments do you take?

You can pay with your HSA, cash, credit card, Venmo or Square Cash.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

If you need to cancel your appointment no problem! I do have a 48 hour cancelation policy. You must cancel your appointment within 48 hours of your appointment if you do not then you will be charged for your missed appointment.


* This is an estimate I can not guarantee specific results, time in therapy is on a case by case basis.

Finger face with a question image courtesy by Tsahi Levent-Levi