Counseling is a form of treatment that utilizes different methods and theories to work on one or more presenting problems on an ongoing basis. Some clients know the areas they need help in and are seeking therapy to work through these specific issues. If you are unsure what is causing your discomfort and are seeking a diagnosis to help determine the next steps, an evaluation may be beneficial for you.
The evaluation is comprised of taking down your personal, medical, and mental healthy history to help us understand you better. Our evaluations are made up of flexible batteries of testing, meaning we tailor testing to your specific needs. Our providers will either administer the test to you or you will be asked to complete them independently. We will be able to answer any questions you may have along the way. After the evaluation, the provider will provide a written report and release to the designated party.
Each provider accepts different insurances. We typically accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Cigna, Humana, United, and almost all secondary insurances. If you have a specific insurance not listed, please call the office and we would be happy to explore your specific insurance options.
We offer competitive self-pay options. We also have providers who offer services at different rates to help determine what fits best into your budget. Evaluations are specially tailored to address the presenting problem. It is recommended that you reach out to staff during normal business hours to inquire about pricing for evaluations.
We offer services by appointment only. Please call the office at (352) 365 – 2243 during normal business ours to schedule an appointment.
You can learn more about our providers on our ‘About Us’ page. There, you can see our counselors and learn a bit about their background. Counseling is a relationship and like any relationship it may take some time to grow. Take the first step and meet with a counselor by calling the office to inquire more about their services and scheduling availability.
A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor who primarily focuses on the prescribing and/or management of psychotropic medications.
A Psychologist primarily focuses on conducting evaluations (comprehensive testing) and performing psychotherapy, treating emotional and mental suffering in patients with a variety of behavioral interventions.
No. We do not have any Psychiatrists on staff and we do not prescribe, manage, or fill any psychotropic medications.
You can call the member hotline number on the back of your insurance card and speak directly to an insurance representative. You can also call our office and speak with our staff to determine your specific benefits, according to your plan. You will need the patient’s name, date of birth, insurance company, and member number to look up benefits. Please note, benefits are subject to the date of service and it is the client’s responsibility to inform the office of any changes in coverage.
Both! Most approaches to art therapy emphasize the ‘therapy’ component. In such cases, visual art is used as a tool for discovering, expressing and working through personal conflicts and issues. Discussion of the art work is central to the process.
Other approaches emphasize the ‘art’ component. In such approaches, the process of creativity and self-expression is believed to be healing in and of itself. This approach centers on the development of a personal and professional identity as an artist.
Dr. Brant uses both approaches in her work with clients. clients.
Absolutely not! Most art therapy clients have little or no art experience. It is important, however, that clients have an interest in using visual art for self-understanding and growth.
Art therapy nearly always involves two related processes:
Doing – image-making, expressing, creating something
Reflecting – thinking about work that has been created, understanding it, discussing its meaning and its symbolism, reflecting on the process of creating the work
Art Therapy is offered in our Orlando Office with Dr. Linda Brant. Visit the ‘About page to learn more about Dr. Brant.
Art therapy is advantageous primarily because it is a form of non-verbal expression. People with limited verbal skills can often express themselves more effectively with images. People with advanced verbal skills are challenged to think in new ways.
Difficult issues can be initially approached and explored through the art, and later discussed.
Over time, a tangible ‘record’ of progress emerges. The change process is documented through the art works that are created.
Some clients begin to develop their artistic skills during the therapy process and continue to use these skills for personal or professional endeavors after the therapy process has ended.