top of page
Image by Miguel Luis

With You Every Step of the Way

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE IS THERAPY HELD?

Online and In-person in St. Clair, Port of Spain, Trinidad

WHAT DOES INTEGRATIVE THERAPY ENTAIL?

Integrative Therapy is a mode of talk therapy that includes embodied, somatic approaches and techniques. 
We'll explore your life challenges based on your thought patterns and behaviors, as well as body sensations and emotions. Together it gives you a more holistic perspective to work with towards healing.

HOW LONG IS A SESSION AND WHAT IS THE COST?

Sessions run for 50-60 minutes at the current cost of 70 Euros or $TT400.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO A SESSION

The psychotherapy I am trained in is best done weekly. I sometimes agree to see people every two weeks however this is usually when they have been in therapy for a while. 

It takes some time to develop trust and comfort with your therapist. For this reason, when you first start therapy with me I will ask you to commit to weekly sessions so that you can get the most benefit from sessions.

WHAT DOES A USUAL SESSION LOOK LIKE?

Usually, I invite clients to start with breathing or sitting to settle into the space and the therapeutic process. This is optional and I give the option so that you can begin to assess what it is you need. 

We talk about whatever is present for you that day and if a relaxation practice or somatic (body) technique could be beneficial at some point I will suggest it as an option.

HOW LONG SHOULD I DO THERAPY FOR?

There is no generally prescribed duration for  Psychotherapy. How long a person spends in therapy will be specific to each individual’s needs and desires. When either of us feels it is time to bring the psychotherapy to an end, we will agree to discuss this together and work towards a planned ending date.

WILL THE THINGS I SHARE BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL?

Everything that is discussed in our sessions is strictly confidential between us however, there are a few, very rare exceptions to this including:

  • Risk of harm or abuse to anyone including sexual, physical and emotional abuse or neglect.

  • Knowledge of plans for terrorism.

In the unusual instance that I need to report such a situation I would make every attempt to discuss this with you first.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

Should you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment please endeavour to inform me a  minimum of 24 hours before the time of your appointment to avoid being charged the full session fee.

 

 (Emergency situations will be considered).

HOW DO I BEGIN?

Contact me using the contact information provided below and we will set up an introductory session that can last between 20-30 minutes long.

The introductory session costs half of the regular session price and can be conducted online using just audio or audio and video.

 The purpose of this session is to give us a chance to decipher if we will be a good match to work together. From there, if you choose to continue, we will set up our first session on a day and at a time convenient to both of us.

White Flower 2

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION

Phone: +1-868-742-3454 (whatsapp only)
Email: smdacosta8@gmail.com

bottom of page