How long are therapy sessions?
Sessions are typically between 45 minutes and 50 minutes, but may be shorter or longer depending upon the treatment approach.
How confidential are the sessions?
Information disclosed by patients is generally held as confidential except for disclosure required or permitted by law.
What should I ask myself?
What do I hope to gain from therapy? Will this therapist help me do that? Am I comfortable with this therapist? Would I want to come back? Remember: The most important factor in securing effective therapy is a good relationship between you and your therapist.
What are the credentials of Alkira’s therapists?
We are all Marriage and Family Therapists, and are trained to work with couples, individuals, families, children, and adolescents. We are all members of AAMFT, our national association. Please read our individual descriptions to better understand who we are professionally.
NYS licensed Marriage and Family Therapists have completed their education, have met NYS requirements, and are recognized as licensed through the NYS education board.
LP, or Limited Permit, Marriage and Family Therapists have completed their education, are completing NYS requirements, and are under the supervision of a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Intern, Marriage and Family Therapists have completed year one of their graduate education, and are seeing couples, families and individuals under the supervision of a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
What payment options are available?
You may pay with cash, check, or credit card. Some insurances will reimburse Alkira directly; some insurances will reimburse you, and some insurances will not reimburse at all. Please discuss this with our intake coordinator. You will know your payment situation before your first session.
What appointment times are available?
We have hours available from 9am-8pm most Mondays-Fridays, and some Saturdays at our Syracuse office.