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  • How long does therapy take to actually make a difference?
    Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
  • Where is your office located?
    My office is centrally located in St. Petersburg, FL at the Crosspoint Plaza. Address: CrossPointe Plaza, 3510 1st Avenue North, Suite # 232 St. Petersburg, Florida 33713. The office is on the second floor near the exit staircase. Parking is free and readily available in the plaza parking lot. Appointment required for entrance.
  • I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
    We are so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.
  • I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
    Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, we’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
  • Is therapy confidential?
    The therapist-client relationship is sacred, and generally whatever you say in sessions is confidential. However, there are a few, very specific circumstances (outlined below) which we are legally obligated to report to the authorities. Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. In this instance, the therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police. If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken. Aside from these very specific situations, everything you say to your therapist is said in total confidence. No exceptions. In some cases where there are legal disputes or court orders mandating release of client information - therapists must abide by the law. In that case, I will make my best effort to conceal your private information unless otherwise ordered by a judge.
  • What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
    The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
  • Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
    Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals. Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.
  • What is virtual art therapy? How does it differ then in person art therapy?
    Simply put, virtual therapy involves meeting your therapist over video chat or by telephone. All you need is an internet connection, a device that has a video camera, like a phone, computer or tablet, and a little privacy. Your therapist will send you a link for the appointment via email. At the appointment time, you will click the link. It’s simple. Virtual therapy is sometimes called telehealth, video therapy, online counseling as well or a number of other terms. They all mean essentially the same thing: You are using technology to meet with your therapist from a distance. The biggest difference between virtual and in-person art therapy is access to art supplies. When you come into the office, art supplies are available to you by the therapist. Unfortunately, I am unable to send supplies to each virtual client at this time. Virtual clients are responsible to bring their own art supplies to the session.
  • Do your clients make art in every session?
    Whether or not you make art is 100% up to you! Some of my clients never make art and prefer to talk. Others find a tremendous amount of value in art therapy and enjoy working with art materials in every session. I am highly trained in both traditional "talk" therapy and art therapy. The choice is yours!
  • What are the benefits of therapy?
    The benefits of therapy are proven and wide-reaching. Some of the its many benefits include: Understanding yourself, your goals and values better Developing skills for improving your relationships Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures Improving communications and listening skills Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence Increased authenticity (decreased anxiety!) Feeling more empowered
  • How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
    Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approach to your specific needs. You may be invited to use a variety of art tools that will act as support or intervention to your current concerns and goals. You have the flexibility to choose what feels comfortable to you. Some days you may just want to talk - while other days you may be excited to get your hands dirty!
  • Who are Art Therapists?
    Art Therapists are masters level professionals trained in both art and therapy. They use art in treatment, assessment, and research, and may provide consultations to allied professionals. Art Therapists can be recognized by having a master’s degree in Art Therapy and/or hold the credentials Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and Board Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC). These credentials issued by the Art Therapy Credentials Board are attained through post-graduate level supervision and successful completion of an exam.
  • Do I need to be an artist?
    No artistic experience is necessary to participate in or experience the benefits from art therapy. Many people often think art therapy is just for kids; however, any art therapist will tell you that art therapy is for people of all ages. Do you have more questions about whether art therapy may be right for you? Contact Amanda to ask any questions you may have at
  • How do I use the Client Portal?
    Please view this how-to guide.
  • Why can't I schedule my own appointments through the Client Portal?
    The scheduling feature within the client portal is currently disabled. If you would like to make, reschedule or cancel an appointment - please contact us directly by email to
  • What are your rates?
    $130.00 per 50-minute individual therapy session $150.00 per 90-minute family/couple therapy session $35.00 per 90-minute group therapy session ​ $130.00 per 60-minute individual Reiki healing session $50.00 per 30-minute individual Crystal Bowl sound healing session Workshops - Prices vary *SLIDING SCALE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FOR INDIVIDUAL THERAPY SESSIONS ONLY. Due to high demand, we are currently full for our sliding scale spots. Check back later for updates on an opening. (updated 6/22)
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    At this time, I only accept credit or debit cards which are collected at the time you initiate service, you must complete intake forms including your credit card information. A credit card on file is required prior to the start of your first appointment. After each session is complete - your card is automatically charged for the rates of service.
  • Do you take insurance?
    Although CFH Art Therapy & Counseling LLC does not work directly with insurance companies, we are considered out-of-network providers to some insurance companies and our services may therefore be covered in full or in part by your health insurance plan. Each program and plan is different, so we recommend that you contact your insurance provider directly with any questions regarding coverage. We will provide you with the proper diagnostic and service codes so that you can file insurance claims on your own. Please let us before your first session if you plan to request reimbursement from your insurance company.

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