Q & A

What to Expect for Therapy Services and Nutritional Counseling

THERAPY SERVICES

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING

  • When will we meet?

    This will depend on who you’re working with at The Mindful Heart.

     

    Rachel sees clients in Silver Spring on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 2:00pm and 9:00pm and on Fridays between 2:00pm and 7:00pm. She sees clients in Bethesda on Tuesdays between 2:00pm and 9:00pm.

     

    Lauren sees clients in Bethesda on Mondays and Thursdays between 4:30pm and 8:30pm and every other Tuesday between 5:30 and 8:30pm.

     

    Andrew sees clients in Bethesda on Mondays between 12:00pm and 4:00pm.  He sees clients in Silver Spring on Saturdays between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

     

    Kelly sees clients in Bethesda on Mondays between 3:30pm and 8:30pm, Wednesdays between 12:00pm and 8:30pm, and Thursdays between 12:00pm and 4:00pm.  She sees clients in Silver Spring on Tuesdays between 2:00pm and 8:30pm.

     

    If you’re seeking an appointment outside of these times, please contact us. We are sometimes able to accommodate other session times.

  • How long are appointments?

    Most appointments are 50 minutes but we also offer 90-minute sessions. Longer appointments are sometimes recommended for couple or family therapy sessions or for individual appointments that don’t occur weekly. Your therapist will make a recommendation on length of session after the first appointment and will take into consideration your own availability and needs.

  • What will the first session be like?

    For the first session, we offer an optional 90-minute extended appointment at a discounted rate. This longer intake appointment can be helpful to get to know your therapist and for your therapist to gather your comprehensive background information.

     

    In the first session, we’ll review the intake paperwork you completed, discuss The Mindful Heart’s policies, and address any questions you have. Then we’ll get to know one another and talk about your goals for our time together.

  • How often will we meet?

    Most sessions are held on a weekly basis. Meeting weekly is the quickest way to build a relationship with your therapist and make progress towards your goals. We recognize that sessions are a financial and time commitment and therefore are committed to working with clients where they are at. If weekly sessions aren’t feasible for you, we will make a schedule to accommodate biweekly sessions or an alterative that is agreeable between you and your therapist.

  • How does confidentiality work?

    Part of what makes the client-therapist relationship unique is the mandate of confidentiality. This means that everything you share in session is not shared with anyone else. The mandate of confidentiality hopefully enables you to feel safe sharing what’s on your mind in session. Along these lines, if your therapist were to see you out in public, they would maintain your confidentiality by not initiating a conversation. If you chose to approach your therapist to say hello, they would of course respond.

     

    There are limitations to confidentiality that are outlined in our Informed Consent. If a client shares information about being the victim of abuse, abusing others, or potentially harming one’s self or others, we are required to take necessary steps to keep our clients and the public safe from harm and thus will break confidentiality as needed.

     

    This right to confidentiality extends to children and teens as well.  Our therapists will keep confidential what our teenage and child-age clients share with us unless what is shared falls into the criteria outlined above, the child says it’s okay to share, or the therapist uses their discretion to decide an issue is critical enough to warrant involvement from parents/caregivers.

  • What if I am calling about sessions for my child?

    For parents/caregivers of children 11 years old and younger, we request to meet with the parents alone for the first session. We’ll use this time to get to know you as a parent and to obtain full background information on your child. We will thoroughly discuss your concerns and outline goals for our time together. We will assess your child’s willingness to participate in sessions and discuss the possible structures of sessions moving forward. For the second session, we ask that you bring your child. Typically we’d meet all together – you, your child, and your therapist at the beginning of this session. Then, with your child’s permission, we would meet 1:1 with your child.

     

    For parents/caregivers of children 12 years old and older, we request that you bring your child with you to the first session. Typically we meet with the parents and children in this age range together for the first part of the initial session. Then, with the child’s permission, we would meet 1:1 with your child for the bulk of the session and invite you, the parent, back in at the end.

  • When will we meet?

    This will depend on who you’re working with at The Mindful Heart.

     

    Mindy has flexible hours on weekday evenings and weekends.

     

    Jennifer is available for video-chat or telephone sessions on  weekday evenings and weekends.

  • How long are appointments?

    The first appointment is approximately 90 minutes and follow-up appointments range from 25 to 90 minutes depending on your needs.  You can discuss this further with your practitioner at your appointment.

  • What will the first session be like?

    As each individual is different and has varying needs, each appointment will be different. You can expect to review your medical and social history, your current diet, and anything that came up in the intake forms that you filled out. Additionally, you will establish your personal goals with the practitioner and what you wish to receive from the services.

  • How often will we meet?

    This will also depend on your needs. Typically a follow-up appointment will be scheduled 3 to 4 weeks after the initial appointment; following this you will establish with your practitioner how often is most helpful for you to attend sessions. Some people wish to meet weekly for a period of time while others find monthly appointments to be the right frequency for them. Again, we tailor our appointments to our clients and their own unique needs.

  • What if I am calling about sessions for my child?

    We work with people of all ages. It is usually helpful to have parents present for at least part of the appointments, especially if the parent or guardian is the main person who prepares the food. As treatment progresses, parent involvement will depend on the child’s needs; you can establish this with your practitioner and create an individualized plan.

 

SILVER SPRING OFFICE

10000 Colesville Road

Silver Spring, MD 20901

 

BETHESDA OFFICE

4405 East West Highway

Suite 513

Bethesda, MD 20814

 

COUNSELING AND WELLNESS SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, ADULTS, AND FAMILIES

 

CALL US TODAY AT 301.960.3955 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

© The MindfulHeart LLC

  • When will we meet?

    This will depend on who you’re working with at The Mindful Heart.

     

    Rachel sees clients in Silver Spring on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 2:00pm and 9:00pm and on Fridays between 2:00pm and 7:00pm. She sees clients in Bethesda on Tuesdays between 2:00pm and 9:00pm.

     

    Lauren sees clients in Bethesda on Mondays and Thursdays between 4:30pm and 8:30pm and every other Tuesday between 5:30 and 8:30pm.

     

    Andrew sees clients in Bethesda on Mondays between 12:00pm and 4:00pm.  He sees clients in Silver Spring on Saturdays between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

     

    Kelly sees clients in Bethesda on Mondays between 3:30pm and 8:30pm, Wednesdays between 12:00pm and 8:30pm, and Thursdays between 12:00pm and 4:00pm.  She sees clients in Silver Spring on Tuesdays between 2:00pm and 8:30pm.

     

    If you’re seeking an appointment outside of these times, please contact us. We are sometimes able to accommodate other session times.

     

  • How long are appointments?

    Most appointments are 50 minutes but we also offer 90-minute sessions. Longer appointments are sometimes recommended for couple or family therapy sessions or for individual appointments that don’t occur weekly. Your therapist will make a recommendation on length of session after the first appointment and will take into consideration your own availability and needs.

  • What will the first session be like?

    For the first session, we offer an optional 90-minute extended appointment at a discounted rate. This longer intake appointment can be helpful to get to know your therapist and for your therapist to gather your comprehensive background information.

     

    In the first session, we’ll review the intake paperwork you completed, discuss The Mindful Heart’s policies, and address any questions you have. Then we’ll get to know one another and talk about your goals for our time together.

  • How often will we meet?

    Most sessions are held on a weekly basis. Meeting weekly is the quickest way to build a relationship with your therapist and make progress towards your goals. We recognize that sessions are a financial and time commitment and therefore are committed to working with clients where they are at. If weekly sessions aren’t feasible for you, we will make a schedule to accommodate biweekly sessions or an alterative that is agreeable between you and your therapist.

  • How does confidentiality work?

    Part of what makes the client-therapist relationship unique is the mandate of confidentiality. This means that everything you share in session is not shared with anyone else. The mandate of confidentiality hopefully enables you to feel safe sharing what’s on your mind in session. Along these lines, if your therapist were to see you out in public, they would maintain your confidentiality by not initiating a conversation. If you chose to approach your therapist to say hello, they would of course respond.

     

    There are limitations to confidentiality that are outlined in our Informed Consent. If a client shares information about being the victim of abuse, abusing others, or potentially harming one’s self or others, we are required to take necessary steps to keep our clients and the public safe from harm and thus will break confidentiality as needed.

     

    This right to confidentiality extends to children and teens as well.  Our therapists will keep confidential what our teenage and child-age clients share with us unless what is shared falls into the criteria outlined above, the child says it’s okay to share, or the therapist uses their discretion to decide an issue is critical enough to warrant involvement from parents/caregivers.

  • What if I am calling about sessions for my child?

    For parents/caregivers of children 11 years old and younger, we request to meet with the parents alone for the first session. We’ll use this time to get to know you as a parent and to obtain full background information on your child. We will thoroughly discuss your concerns and outline goals for our time together. We will assess your child’s willingness to participate in sessions and discuss the possible structures of sessions moving forward. For the second session, we ask that you bring your child. Typically we’d meet all together – you, your child, and your therapist at the beginning of this session. Then, with your child’s permission, we would meet 1:1 with your child.

     

    For parents/caregivers of children 12 years old and older, we request that you bring your child with you to the first session. Typically we meet with the parents and children in this age range together for the first part of the initial session. Then, with the child’s permission, we would meet 1:1 with your child for the bulk of the session and invite you, the parent, back in at the end.

  • When will we meet?

    This will depend on who you’re working with at The Mindful Heart.

     

    Mindy has flexible hours on weekday evenings and weekends.

     

    Jennifer is available for video-chat or telephone sessions on weekday evenings and weekends.

  • How long are appointments?

    The first appointment is approximately 90 minutes and follow-up appointments range from 25 to 90 minutes depending on your needs.  You can discuss this further with your practitioner at your appointment.

  • What will the first session be like?

    As each individual is different and has varying needs, each appointment will be different. You can expect to review your medical and social history, your current diet, and anything that came up in the intake forms that you filled out. Additionally, you will establish your personal goals with the practitioner and what you wish to receive from the services.

  • How often will we meet?

    This will also depend on your needs. Typically a follow-up appointment will be scheduled 3 to 4 weeks after the initial appointment; following this you will establish with your practitioner how often is most helpful for you to attend sessions. Some people wish to meet weekly for a period of time while others find monthly appointments to be the right frequency for them. Again, we tailor our appointments to our clients and their own unique needs.

  • What if I am calling about sessions for my child?

    We work with people of all ages. It is usually helpful to have parents present for at least part of the appointments, especially if the parent or guardian is the main person who prepares the food. As treatment progresses, parent involvement will depend on the child’s needs; you can establish this with your practitioner and create an individualized plan.

COUNSELING AND WELLNESS SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, ADULTS, AND FAMILIES

 

CALL US TODAY AT 301.960.3955 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

© The MindfulHeart LLC

COUNSELING AND WELLNESS SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, ADULTS, AND FAMILIES

 

CALL US TODAY AT 301.960.3955 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

© The MindfulHeart LLC

THERAPY SERVICES

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING

COUNSELING AND WELLNESS SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, ADULTS, AND FAMILIES

 

CALL US TODAY AT 301.960.3955

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

© The MindfulHeart LLC

What to Expect for Therapy Services and Nutritional Counseling

COUNSELING AND WELLNESS SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, ADULTS, AND FAMILIES

 

CALL US TODAY AT 301.960.3955 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

© The MindfulHeart LLC