Why therapy?

Therapy is a proven effective and non-invasive form of treatment for aiding in minor to serious mental and emotional distress. Studies show that therapy can provide great relief for many mental health disorders along with assisting in typical adjustments to every day stressful situations. At Vibrant Mind Therapeutics, therapy always consists of a partnership between the client and therapist. You, the client, are treated with honor and respect and are placed at the center of treatment. Decisions regarding the therapy process are made through collaboration between you and your therapist. They are never made strictly for you.

What types of people need therapy?

Every type of person might seek therapy at one time or another in their lives. Therapy is shown to be beneficial to people suffering mental health problems including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma and adjustment related disorders. It can also be helpful for individuals without serious mental health diagnoses. There are times we all need a "tune up" in our mental and emotional well-being. Individuals seek therapy to help with stress regarding work, relationships, and other difficult situations. People dealing with grief and loss can benefit through therapy. Those suffering medical problems seek therapy as well to deal with the emotional burden of their physical ailments. Athletes seek therapy to enhance performance through strengthening their mentality. The unavoidable changes that come along with life can be much more manageable with the support of therapy.

I'm taking psychiatric medication already, do I still need therapy?

Everyone is different. A select few mental illnesses are chronic and debilitating and do typically require the long term use of psychotropic medication. However, for the vast majority of mental health issues, medications are not the only answer, and sometimes they are not the answer at all. Medicine can help alleviate symptoms in the short-term, but with that relief comes a laundry list of possible side effects and adjustment needs. Psychotherapy with a licensed and skilled provider is the way to safely and ultimately resolve them for good. For some disorders, best outcomes include a combination of medication and therapy. If you are taking psychiatric medication, always consult your prescribing physician for questions or concerns. Please see the following article for further information: https://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/patients-and-families/medication-or-therapy

How can exercise help my mental health?

There are countless studies which support the fact that purposeful physical activity is beneficial to a person's mental and emotional health. Different forms of exercise may be more supportive for certain types of mental or emotional struggles. In our world, it seems people have/make less and less time for self-care, and exercise can be one of the greatest forms! Ask us about exercise services through Vibrant Mind Therapeutics, or in the community.

What is Virtual Therapy?

Virtual therapy is online counseling that is offered in a HIPPA compliant platform to assist in unblocking barriers folks might have in reaching services in person. Montana is so spread out that some areas lack nearby services. It is unreasonable to assume that all Montanans can access routine therapy appointments. Virtual therapy, also referred to as Telehealth, can help people with physical limitations, parents without available childcare, or other issues which interfere with being able to attend therapy in person. 

Will my insurance pay for therapy?

Most likely, yes! Therapy is considered a valuable service , so covered in part or full by most insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company to verify coverage before your first appointment.