​"Equipping Individuals, Couples & Families Soar to Unlimited Possibilities"

26677 West Twelve Mile Rd

​Southfield, MI  48034

         Do I really need therapy?  I can usually handle my problems.

    Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have

    successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing

    wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for

    people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and

    that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting

   where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by

   seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you

   the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome

   whatever challenges you face.

Common Questions

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  What about medication vs. psychotherapy?

​ It is well established that the long-term solution to mental

 and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be

 solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the

 symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the

 behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best

 achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with

 an integrative approach to wellness.  Working with your medical

 doctor you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases a

 combination of medication and therapy is the right course of

 action.  

    Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?
   People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy.  Some may be going

   through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling

   stressful circumstances well.  Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues

   such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual

   conflicts and creative blocks.  Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement

   and help with skills to get them through these periods.  Others may be at a point where they

   are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life.

   In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and

   ready to make changes in their lives.


These FAQs are designed to provide a better understanding on counseling

                                               What is therapy like?
  Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the

  individual.  In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal

  history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy

  session.  Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be  short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term

  to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. 


​         Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).


  It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the

  process.  The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life.

  Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can

  do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific

  topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready

  to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.


   Do you take insurance, and how does that work?

 To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance  carrier, the first thing you should do is call them.  Check your coverage  carefully and make sure you understand their answers.  Some helpful  questions you can ask them:
 What are my mental health benefits?

  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician? 


248 702-4750

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CONTACT
Higher Heights - Catherine Miree, Therapist

26677 West 12 Mile Road Southfield MI 48034             (248) 702-4750        higherhcc@gmail.com     

"Equipping Individuals, Couples and Families....Soar to Unlimited Possibilities" 

 Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?

  Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and

  psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive

  subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office.   Every

  therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and

  you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shard with anyone.  This is

  called  "informed consent".  Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share

  information or give update to someone on your healthcare team (Physician, Naturopath

  Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining

  your written permission.


  However, state law and professional ethics require therapist to maintain confidentiality

  except for the following  situations:


​  *Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the
    authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on

    information provided by the client or collateral sources.
  * If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming

     him/herself or has threaten to harm another person.


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