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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is therapy and how does it work?
    Therapy, often referred to as psychotherapy or counseling, is a process where an individual, couple, or family work alongside a trained professional to understand and manage difficult situations, feelings, or behaviors. The purpose is to enhance wellbeing and improve quality of life. In therapy, you share what's troubling you and the therapist listens, prompts, and guides you to explore your feelings and thoughts. Together, you develop coping strategies and solutions for the problems you're facing. It's a bit like learning to navigate a roadmap of your mind, with the therapist as a helpful guide. Each journey is unique and varies based on the individual's needs and the therapist's approach. Therapy can empower you to handle stress, overcome traumas, resolve issues, and make positive changes in your life.
  • How long does each therapy session last?
    Individual sessions are 45-50 minutes long while couples sessions are 60 minutes long.
  • How often should I attend therapy sessions?
    The frequency of therapy sessions is largely dependent on each unique individual and their specific needs. However, research suggests that engaging in weekly sessions for the initial 8-10 weeks can be highly effective. This frequency aids in fostering a strong therapeutic relationship, consistently applying therapeutic strategies, and maintaining accountability. The nature of the concerns addressed and the commitment to practices outside the therapy sessions also play crucial roles in determining the optimal frequency. Rest assured, I am dedicated to working collaboratively with you to establish a schedule that best supports your journey towards well-being.
  • How long does therapy usually last?
    The duration of therapy varies widely and depends on the unique needs and goals of each individual. A single therapy session typically lasts between 45 to 60 minutes, but the overall process can span from a few weeks to several months or even years. For some, attending a few sessions to address a specific situation or crisis may be sufficient. Others may need more time to explore deeper issues or long-term patterns, requiring therapy over several months or years. In certain cases, clients may choose to continue therapy as a form of ongoing personal growth and self-care. Remember, the length of therapy isn't a measure of success or failure. It's about taking the time you need to understand yourself better, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and achieve your personal goals.
  • What is your policy on confidentiality?
    Mind Mural Therapy is a HIPAA-compliant practice. Maintaining your privacy and confidentiality is a cornerstone of my practice. As a HIPAA-compliant professional, all the information you share during our therapy sessions is strictly confidential and protected by federal laws. There are few exceptions to this rule, primarily in situations where there is a risk of harm to you or others, or in the case of abuse or neglect of a child, elderly, or disabled person. In these instances, I may be legally required to break confidentiality to ensure safety. Otherwise, your information can only be shared with your explicit written permission. My goal is to create a safe and private space where you can openly discuss your thoughts and feelings without worry. Please feel free to ask any further questions about confidentiality and your rights as a client.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Understanding that unexpected events can occur, I kindly request that you provide at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. This allows me to offer your slot to another client who may be waiting for a session. Regrettably, without this notice, I will need to charge the full amount for the missed session to cover the time reserved exclusively for you. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
  • What should I prepare for my first therapy session?
    Embarking on your therapeutic journey requires minimal preparation. Before your first session, I kindly request you to complete the necessary paperwork, which will include some personal details, your medical and therapeutic history, and your informed consent to engage in therapy. Along with this, it's essential to provide your credit card information for billing purposes. These preparatory steps help us maximize the time in our first session, focusing more on understanding your needs and starting our collaborative work. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please don't hesitate to reach out. Your comfort and understanding are paramount as we begin this journey together.
  • How can I contact you if I have a question or concern between sessions?
    Being a solo practitioner, I can only respond at specific times throughout the day. For any queries, concerns, or scheduling needs, please email me at
  • Do you offer teletherapy or online sessions? How do you ensure my privacy during online sessions?
    Absolutely, Mind Mural Therapy operates entirely online to ensure access and convenience. Your privacy is paramount. I use SimplePractice, a HIPAA-compliant platform, to ensure a secure and private environment for your sessions.
  • Do you prescribe medication? If not, can you coordinate with my psychiatrist or primary care doctor?
    As a mental health counselor, I do not prescribe medication, but with your written consent, I can collaborate with your healthcare provider to ensure cohesive care.
  • What's your educational and professional background?
    I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State, with a degree from New York University in Applied Psychology. After working in New York for the past few years, I moved to India to establish Mind Mural Therapy. My New York license number is #012556
  • What are your areas of specialization?
    I bring to my practice a depth of experience and expertise in trauma-focused therapies, with particular emphasis on Parts Work and somatic psychotherapy. My clinical work covers a broad spectrum, extending from anxiety and depression to self-esteem issues, trauma, attachment disorders, and relationship difficulties. My commitment is to meet you where you are, addressing the unique challenges you face with compassionate understanding and professional guidance.
  • What types of therapy do you offer? (individual, couples, family, etc.)
    I mainly work with clients aged 18+ and offer individual, pre-marital and couples counseling.
  • Which therapeutic approaches do you utilize in your practice?
    In my practice, I believe that therapy should be as unique as the individual or couple I am working with. Therefore, my approach is to align with the preferences and comfort levels of my clients. This involves working collaboratively with you to identify the therapeutic methods that resonate most with your experiences and needs. This tailored approach ensures that our work together supports your journey toward healing and growth most effectively. I am here to guide and accompany you on your path to wellness and enhanced life satisfaction.
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