Did you ever feel like you were just getting warmed up when your therapist said: “Okay, it’s time to stop now”?
Did that really solve anything for you? And now you have another week of dealing with your problems— probably getting worse—before you see your therapist again.
This is exactly why the current system has such a low success rate—but they do bill a lot of hours every year.
And if this is your first time seeking help—this is not the situation you want to be in.
My name is James Evans and I have been counseling individuals, couples and families for more than 30 years. The reason I am telling you this is because the system has changed a lot over those 30 plus years.
Before 1990 therapists could see their patients as much as was necessary to get them better. Sometimes this was everyday. Then Blue Cross Blue Shield changed their policy and would only pay for one 50 minute session every week. Other insurance companies joined them so they wouldn’t have to pay as much. This is the model that is used today. In fact, I believe it’s only 45 minutes now.
It’s just not enough time for me to get to the root of your problem and help you get better.
Look at it this way. If you believe that getting over your problems are just as difficult as learning a foreign language (it’s actually easier to learn a new language). How many years do you think it would take you to learn to speak Spanish going to one hour of Spanish class one a week?
And you’re supposed get better from your problems using this same model?
It simply is not enough time spent with you to really get at what the real issues are.
So allow me to introduce you to my intensive outpatient program that will get you results without having to spend years talking to a therapist only once a week.
There is nothing radical or revolutionary about it. By seeing you for two or more hours, at least twice a week, we have the opportunity to build the rapport necessary for me to help you see how to view and handle your problems differently.
This may seem simple but there’s more than meets the eye here. You see, by having to confront the things in your life that brought you here in the first place more frequently—it forces you to adapt and begin to heal from your problems at a more rapid pace than traditional counseling.
To revisit our Spanish analogy. Intensive outpatient is like going to Mexico to learn to speak Spanish and traditional therapy is like taking a class at your local community college. Which do you think would be more effective?
My program is not for everyone. It’s only for people that have a desire and the resources to truly get better once and for all.
I want to help you move on with your life—not try and make you just another patient for many years to come.
So I’ll tell you how it works.
First we’ll talk on the phone. This is so that we are both confident that we are a match.
The next step is for us to meet. This is technically your first session. However, if in the first half hour you no longer feel we are a match then I won’t charge you anything. (This has happened although it’s quite rare).
We will meet at my home tucked away on my wooded lot on the outskirts of Clarkston. Or we can meet in your home if that suites you better.
Now, the first step for you is to pick up the phone and give me a call: (248) 625-5575
I look forward to hearing from you.
Very Truly Yours,