What to Expect

CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is a proven, skills-based treatment approach for addressing anxiety, depression, and a wide variety of other clinical issues. CBT emphasizes collaboration between therapist and client and teaches skills directly related to the client’s goals. We also have expertise in mindfulness-based interventions, which research has shown is an effective way to improve focus and decrease suffering. Most treatment is short-term in nature, typically ranging from 3-12 months depending on your needs. Through CBT, our goal is to provide you with tools to lead a healthy and meaningful life free of the distress that prompted treatment.
Dr. Groves and Dr. Trosper Olivo have a similar set of skills and training experiences, as well as some unique qualifications. We are also in the office on different days, which may influence your decision about who may be a better fit. We can help you determine which one may be more suitable for your needs, or point you to a colleague if we aren’t able to help.
Drs. Groves and Trosper Olivo are not expert in the evaluation and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, nor do they provide neuropsychological testing. If a client has an acute substance abuse problem or eating disorder, we will likely refer you to a colleague or program; however, we often work with individuals who have participated in such treatment and are actively working to maintain behavioral change. And though we both have been intensively trained in DBT, we do not provide standard outpatient DBT which consists of individual and group therapy, a consultation team for therapists, and between-sessions skills coaching.
If you’ve explored this website and believe our expertise and approach is a good fit for you, please call or email either Dr. Groves or Dr. Trosper Olivo to have a brief consultation to answer any preliminary questions you may have. We’re happy to speak to you and provide information that will help you decide on your next step. You do not need to have a specific diagnosis or know your treatment goals before calling. Treatment will begin with an intake session – typically 1.5 hours long – in order to have a more detailed discussion about what prompted you to call us and how we may be able to help.
We will work with you to set up a payment schedule that is sustainable; typically clients pay for each session at the time of service. Our fees vary based on location so please call one of us for further information.
We serve as out-of-network providers. This means that we do not process insurance claims directly, but instead can provide billing statements with all the information you’ll need to get reimbursement if it is provided by your insurance company. As an initial step you can call your insurance provider to inquire about their reimbursement rate for out-of-network therapy conducted by a licensed psychologist.
As psychologists, we do not prescribe medication, and CBT has been found to be effective for a number of mental health concerns without additional medication. However, our clients often want or need medication management, and we regularly collaborate with prescribing doctors. We can also provide recommendations for psychiatrists who can offer medication consultation.
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