How do you select your health professionals?
Each professional is screened and must apply to join the Health Practitioner Network. We do not accept any professional simply because they are licensed. We make sure that each professional is an excellent clinician especially in their area of expertise, actively consults and collaborates with other practitioners and uses evidence-based practices.
What does “Integrative” mean?
- Wholeness. Each professional in the Integrative Health Network (IHN) is committed to you becoming more whole. Health, including flexibility in problem solving and relating, naturally occurs when your thinking, feeling, behavioral, physiological, relational, and spiritual system are brought into greater balance. By having greater self-awareness and making concrete, effective behavioral changes, you are then able to fully engage with life and others with greater openness and authenticity.
- Flexibility. Each member of IHN integrates, or assimilates some of the most effective strategies from other theoretical perspectives rather than imposing a “one size fits all” approach. This forms the foundation for comprehensive treatment.
- Consultation. Integrative also refers to working with other integrative health practitioners in order to complement and strengthen the treatment services being provided. For example, if you are addressing issues of anxiety or insomnia with your therapist, then you may also be recommended to see a Psychiatrist or Acupuncturist as well, with whom we will consult. It is important to know that we have access to some of the best integrative health practitioners in South Florida and that this approach will allow you even greater treatment success.
- Integrative Medicine. Integrative Medicine combines conventional Western medicine with alternative or complementary treatments including herbs, supplements, and stress reduction techniques such as yoga and meditation. Integrative Medicine views the patients holistically, taking into account their psychological, physical, and spiritual health as well as lifestyle choices. Integrative Medicine selectively picks the most scientifically validated therapies from both conventional Western and alternative medicine. Integrative medicine practitioners does not reject conventional medicine yet maintains a health skepticism of alternative therapies as well. Finally, Integrative Medicine promotes overall health and vitality focusing on the prevention of illness and disease.
Is Psychotherapy confidential?
Information discussed in the therapy setting is held confidential and not shared without written permission except under certain circumstances which can be discussed with your therapist or Psychiatrist.
How is psychotherapy different than talking to a friend/family member?
A psychotherapist listens to you objectively, with as little bias as possible. A psychotherapist is trained to listen in a special way, ensure your privacy, and clinically treat mental health issues that family and friends may not understand.
What is the difference between Psychotherapist, a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?
A psychiatrist is going to treat your symptoms through prescription medication. The Psychiatrists in our Therapist Network are highly skilled at diagnosis and determining the best medications for you. Psychotherapists include Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Social Workers and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. They do not prescribe medication but will help you address the root causes of your symptoms and strengthen your coping skills. Depending on the issue, a combination of both psychotherapy and psychiatric treatment is sometimes an effective approach. Psychologists do not prescribe medication but also provide psychotherapy and often provide psychological testing and evaluations for specific disorders.
What if I need help but don’t know what my specific issue is?
Call us directly at 786-201-4543 and we will still help match you with the best professional. You can also utilize our unique Concierge Referral Service if you need more individualized assistance.
Do your mental health professionals accept insurance plans?
Some members do accept insurance. Please view their profile or contact them directly. Some of our therapists do offer a sliding scale on their fees. Keep in mind that not all therapists on your insurance panel may be well qualified to help you address your needs. All of our mental health professionals are highly trained to ensure you the best treatment.
However, your plan may recognize those Therapists/Psychologists who do not accept insurance as an “out of network” provider in which case they may be able to provide you with a statement of services which you can file as a claim with your insurance carrier. You will need to contact your insurance carrier and ask them what the deductible is for “Mental Health Services” for “out of network providers”. Once you reach your deductible, your therapist can often then provide you with a statement of services for you to submit to your insurance carrier.
Please be aware that if you decide to involve your insurance company in your treatment, they may require information from you and/or your therapist/ about the treatment. Confidentiality is highly crucial to our therapist’s work therefore, your written permission will always be requested before releasing any information to your insurance company.