Frequently Asked Questions

Therapy can provide an individual with support, help an individual learn alternative healthy coping mechanisms, learn how to set boundaries, have a higher emotional tolerance, to manage emotions and distressful situations better, to have a new perspective, challenge and reframe thoughts, heal wounds and pain from the past or even from recent events, increase self-confidence, build trust within body and self and much more. 

Yes. There is 1:1 therapy, couples/marriage, premarital, family therapy, children and adolescent therapy.

Important to note, B.A.R.E. Holistic & Wellness Therapy, Inc., does not provide therapy for children or adolescents. 

Unfortunately no. B.A.R.E. Holistic & Wellness Therapy, Inc., provides Telehealth services to CA residents ONLY for the time being. If you are a current patient/client and are going out of state or out of the country, please make sure to cancel your session 24 hours in advance (refer to cancellation policy), as you need to be within CA state lines to have session.

Unfortunately no. We are currently only providing telehealth services. We have a HIPAA compliant electronic record system where patients are able to access video for therapy. Part of Telehealth services means that its required to see the client on video for safety purposes, no therapy sessions over phone calls. 

It’s important for at least the first 4-6 weeks to see a therapist on a weekly basis, since your therapist is collecting information, and getting to know you. For the most part, the frequency of sessions are determined in the first session. It also depends on the symptoms that you’re experiencing, the severity, how frequent, crises, etc. 

As far as how long therapy lasts, that is completely up to you. You have full autonomy on deciding when your treatment ends. It’s important to remember that everyone has their own journey, and that means therapy will look different for each individual. Some people are in therapy for a few months, 6 months, even Long term depending on the goals you are trying to achieve. If you have questions about this, you and your therapist can further discuss this, and if you feel you are ready to terminate, we can schedule an advance discharge a month from when you decide, and check in during the month, if not, no worries, we still ask for one last session from when you decide you are ready to terminate, to arrange proper referral lists, and prepare for last session. 

That is completely okay and totally common within therapy. You have full autonomy of your treatment including who your provider is. We encourage you to speak up and advocate for yourself. If for whatever reason you would like to terminate with your therapist, we just ask to bring it up to your therapist and discuss it. Often times it has been helpful to discuss the reasons why you want to terminate, sometimes it can be resolved and strengthen the connection but if not, no worries. We can terminate your case, we ask for at least one last session so the therapist can provide a referral list with time and terminate your case. 

No. Providing medication is not in the scope of practice for therapists. You would need to seek out a psychiatrist to help with medication regimen. If you need help finding a psychiatrist, we can help by putting a referral list together. 

You have full autonomy on how you want your treatment to be, including medication. It is not required for you to be on medication while being in treatment, although your therapist may suggest clinical reasons why it might be beneficial for you to be on medication in conjunction with therapy, it will be your choice at the end of the day. The combination of medication and therapy has been found to be effective depending on the severity of symptoms, frequency, and diagnosis by reducing symptoms more than often, although not guaranteed. It is important to know most have the goal to have medication be short-term, so its important to learn effective coping mechanisms once being without medication. There might be situations that the lack of taking medications might make symptoms worse, your therapist might have a different discussion with you if this is the case.

If you have an eating disorder, or even disordered eating, it is strongly encouraged for you to have an RD (e.g.,registered dietitian) as part of your treatment team so they can address specific interventions with you that your therapist might not be able to. If you are in need of one, you can further discuss it with your therapist for a referral list.