Therapy FAQs

What is therapy?

Therapy is a safe, private space for healing, introspection, and growth.

 

The client-therapist relationship is one that is based on trust, comfort, and support. When you first meet with Dr. Kholodkov, you can expect that she is deeply interested in understanding:

  • Who you are
  • Why you’re seeking help
  • How she can help you thrive

 

Dr. Kholodkov will conduct an initial assessment with you, including a discussion of what is most important to you in your life, relevant personal history, your concerns, your strengths and what you hope to get out of psychotherapy.

Often, much of the necessary information is gathered in the first few visits, however, at times you are asked to fill out helpful questionnaires outside of session time.

How does privacy work here?

The matters that we discuss in sessions are confidential.

 

Everything we discuss remains private, unless you have authorized Dr. Kholodkov to release information to another party.

As a psychologist bound by an ethical code, there are situations that warrant exceptions to confidentiality. These include:

  • Reports of harm to children, disabled individuals, or older adults
  • When it is necessary to protect you or others.

Additional guidelines apply to clients under the age of 18. You can trust that the doctor is experienced and comfortable discussing such issues, and helping you handle them in a sensitive manner.

What can I expect?

The first session includes a review of a few brief forms and policies. Project Yes requires payment at the beginning of each session.

 

Each session that follows starts with a brief check-in and often, an outline of how the time will be spent. If home practice is part of the therapy, you will spend time going over these materials. The bulk of session time will be used to make progress on your overall therapy goals. The last few minutes of session are reserved for reviewing any handouts and scheduling upcoming appointments.

 

 

The progress of psychotherapy is highly individualized. Together, you and Dr. Kholodkov will formulate a plan of what psychotherapy will look like for you, including how often (and for how long) we meet, goals and how progress will be monitored.

Typically, therapy is most effective with a session at least once a week for 60-90 minutes. Depending on your goals or concerns, therapy can range from short to long-term. There are structured treatments for specific symptoms (e.g., 12 sessions), however, based on your needs and type of treatment you choose, the structure can be adjusted and vary in length.

Project Yes promotes holistic care, thus, you might be referred to outside resources that support your overall physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

What’s expected of ME in this relationship?

Therapy is most effective when an individual is actively involved in the process. This extends far beyond our office walls. You have far more time to practice living life better in your day-to-day experiences, compared to the small amount of time you spend at Project Yes.

Dr. Kholodkov wants her patients to make progress between sessions. This includes completion of handouts, tracking symptoms, engaging with others and practicing skills. You might also be offered suggestions for supplementary reading or given information you can share with a supportive person in your life.

I’m ready to say YES.

Dr. Kholodkov believes it is a privilege to serve as a therapist.

As a consumer, it is important for you to find a good fit and be informed. The doctor is more than happy to answer any questions you may have as you consider services for yourself or a loved one, or to offer you her next available appointment.

Contact Project Yes using our online form, by email or phone. We can also schedule a brief, complementary consultation by phone.

For a shorter time in the waiting room, please fill out our New Patient Form .

Okay, how does payment work?

Payment is collected at the beginning of each session (cash and credit are accepted).

Project Yes PLLC accepts the following insurance providers:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (pending In-Network status)
  • Out of Network for all other forms of insurance.

We are non-participating with Medicare, thus, are not able to see clients who intend to submit for reimbursement from Medicare, either as a primary or secondary form of insurance.

If you need to cancel an appointment, please abide by our policy of giving 24 hours notice, or facing a $50 fee.
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