Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
The fee for Individual Therapy is $165 for a 45-minute session. The fee for Couples Therapy is $190 for a 45-minute session. The fee for Parent Skills Training is $165 for a 45-minute session.

DO YOU ACCEPT COMMERCIAL INSURANCE?
At this time, similar to many other therapeutic private practices, The Green Garden does not accept commercial insurance. If you have an insurance plan that includes coverage for out-of-network providers, The Green Garden is happy to supply you with monthly invoices (superbills) that you can submit for reimbursement (typically this covers a good percentage of the session fee). Check with your plan directly to verify your coverage.

HOW OFTEN WILL I SEE YOU?
Clients typically meet with the therapist once per week. During this time, to protect your health, The Green Garden will only be conducting therapy services using teletherapy (online video calls).

HOW LONG DOES THERAPY LAST?
Each therapy session lasts 45 minutes. However, in general, there is usually no set length of time for overall treatment. The length of therapy depends on your specific needs and circumstances. Therapy can last anywhere from a few sessions to several months or even years. 

WHAT WILL THE THERAPY PROCESS LOOK LIKE?
The initial appointment will begin with spending some time getting to know each other. The session will include reviewing your presenting concerns, history, and background. This will also be the time where you can ask any questions you may have about therapy, the process, or myself to figure out if The Green Garden is the right fit for you.

The second session will consist of creating a treatment plan together where we will collaboratively form goals and objectives you would like to achieve while in therapy. Don’t worry if you can’t think of any goals at this time, Dr. Green is here to help. Some examples may be “I want to learn to communicate better,” “I want to create stronger boundaries with my family,” or “I need help dealing with the death of my spouse.”

From the third session on, the therapeutic process to resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, and feelings will begin. Dr. Green will be there to actively listen, support, encourage, and empower you.


Myths and Facts about Therapy

MYTHFACT
I am weak or flawed if I seek therapy. You are so much stronger than you know! Facing your difficulties and insecurities by coming to therapy can be a taxing process. It takes a strong person to confront their challenges head on.
Therapists are just glorified advice givers.Therapists are not there to provide advice, in fact, we shy away from giving advice. My job as your therapist, is to help you reflect on your own difficulties and guide you through the process that will encourage the most effective change. I will be there to actively listen, offer alternative perspectives, provide empathy, reflect on your difficulties, support you through your challenges, and gently encourage you to attempt new behaviors.
My therapist will blame and shame me to make me feel bad about my choices.Therapy should never feel this way. The therapy environment should be compassionate, non-judgmental, and empathetic. We’ve all made mistakes. We’ve all been hurt by someone. Therapists are there to listen without prejudice and promote self compassion and forgiveness for yourself and others.
Therapy will provide me with all the answers I need. Therapy is a personal journey that will look different for each person. Some individuals may require additional sessions, different forms of therapy, or medications. No matter the path, therapy is just the beginning. The majority of the hard work will occur outside of the therapy room – in the real world where you will be challenged. You have the real power to create the change you want to see in yourself. Therapy is just a safe environment to explore your thoughts and feelings needed for that change to occur.

The Green Garden, LLC

9091 Snowden River Pkwy, #1047
Columbia, MD 21046

(410) 635-1013

chona.green@thegreengardenmd.com

Monday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am– 4:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am– 2:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Chona Green, Psy.D.

License # 06508

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