Frequently Asked Questions
How can this type of work—Hypnotherapy or Yoga or Healing Circles-- help me?
Holistic Health Counselors and support groups, classes and workshops such as we offer at Better Wellness Naturally can provide the tools and assistance you are seeking to help you grow past those challenges that are holding you back from real joy and growth in your life. We all are faced with various pressures in our lives. Struggle, however, is optional.
At Better Wellness Naturally, we address issues from a Holistic place, that of the interconnectedness of the Intellect, the Emotion, the Body, and the Spirit. Spirit incorporates your definition of your Higher Self, Creator, or Purpose.
You can begin to unravel those challenging personal circumstances—those persistent issues and reflexive, ingrained responses --that impact your happiness and growth.
How do I know if this type of work is right for me?
People join our Programs, workshops, and retreats for a variety of reasons. Many are seeking growth. Others are seeking support and a new set of tools to deal with depression, traumatic responses, divorce, life transitions, or creative blocks. Others may be at a point where they want to become more actuated and in alignment with the goals they are setting.
What if I have been through something really traumatic?
Laura is a Trauma Recovery Specialist-- she will work with you to specifically determine the best path for healing.
Do I really need to do this type of work?
As Einstein noted, "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them".
Joining Programs, retreats, and trainings such as those we offer at Better Wellness Naturally is for people who are ready to take responsibility for their growth and do the necessary work to break through the barriers which are currently holding them back.
Once we have enough self-awareness to realize we cannot do everything--especially make major changes-- alone, we realize that we must establish a new way of thinking in order to become the person we want to be. We need tools and we need loving, non-judgmental support.
You'll find this type of support at Better Wellness Naturally. We'll provide the tools to help you uproot and change outdated beliefs and behaviors and we'll support you on your journey to obtaining a new level of healing, wholeness, and well-being in your life.
Is this therapy?
In some respects, yes, in other ways, no. People seeking therapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives, and are ready and willing to take responsibility for their lives.
Therapy can be short-term for a specific issue, or longer-term to deal with more challenging patterns that are showing up in your life. For many, ongoing counseling is considered mental hygiene. We all need to be heard in a non-judgmental, supportive way. We also need support around big changes. Thus, it is common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist.
The work we’ll be doing together is therapeutic, yet not ‘therapy’ in a traditional sense. We aren't going to prescribe medication or talk through each and every little issue to 'try' to 'fix' you. You will get homework, you will have access to your therapist outside of office hours and you will learn new things about yourself.
You'll be doing your personal work and we'll be there to help you through the learning curves, to help you to learn to use your new tools, and to support you on your healing journey. We'll help you to heal at the root or the core of the issues you are consciously or subconsciously dealing with.
This work is about making lasting, beneficial, positive, precessional and loving changes in your life.
Will you bill my insurance?
Better Wellness Naturally does not accept nor bill insurance.
Why won't you take insurance?
Many practitioners choose not to participate with insurance panels for a variety of reasons.
Not only are insurance companies often very restrictive regards the services they will cover, they also require providers to supply a diagnosis code. A diagnosis code is a classification of sorts. Many clients are apprehensive about having a record of a diagnosis on file with an insurance company. Many providers likewise choose not to share your personal information with insurance companies to better protect your confidentiality.
What are your Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy and Holistic Counseling rates?
Heart-centered Hypnotherapy and Holistic Counseling sessions are conducted at our offices by appointment only. We offer a 20 minute, no-cost Telehealth phone or chat session prior to seeing you as a client. We do not conduct sessions, consultations, or make appointments via text.
Payment is due at the time of service; payment plans are available. Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted for payment.
What is your cancellation policy?
For hypnotherapy and private counseling sessions:
You agree to notify us at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment. If you book an appointment and do not show, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. For Monday appointments, we ask for a 48-hour notice.
For classes, courses, retreats and workshops:
Each class, course, workshop or retreat is subject to different cancellation policies. These policies are provided upon enrollment.
What should I expect during my first session?
Your first individual meeting with Better Wellness Naturally is in person after the initial "meeting" of 20-30 minutes over the phone. Our new client paperwork will be provided to you in advance and we ask that you complete this information prior to our first meeting with you. During this first session, which lasts approximately 1.5 hours, we’ll go over some of your history and background, we’ll discuss your concerns, and we’ll answer any questions you may have.
Is my information confidential?
Confidentiality is a cornerstone in counseling and healing programs such as ours. There are times when you may want Better Wellness Naturally to share information or give an update to someone about your progress, yet by law, we cannot--and will not-- release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, state law and professional ethics require health and healing professionals 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 threatened to harm another person.