We've compiled a list of the most frequent questions that we usually received over my career. It’s normal and encouraged for patients to ask many questions when choosing to work with a licensed Psychologist. Here are some answers to the questions I receive the most. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch.
What is your therapeutic approach?
PPP is an eclectic practice. We are professionals with vast knowledge on multiple theoretical schools. We believe the provider needs to adapt their skills to the patients needs. Not the other way around.
However, we have a strong Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach. Specifically, a biopsychosocial theoretical framework.
We first assess whether biological problems are influencing the patient's condition. We then take into consideration the thought process of the individual. Once this has been established, we explore the social aspect and how it is impacting the person's daily living. This is a powerful approach as we work the individual as a whole. This is one of the reasons our services are superior.
How much is my copay?
Every Insurance has its own rates and fee policies depending on the plan you have subscribed to. Usually, we can inform our clients with precision after submitting the first claim. However, we always recommend you touch base with your Medical Insurance beforehand.
How long does each therapy session take?
Unless we face a very specific circumstance, sessions usually last 55 minutes to an hour for both Initial Assessments and "regular" therapy sessions (individual or couple's). This also applies to TeleHealth counseling services.
Do you use Freudian or Jungian analysis techniques?
This a fun one. The short answer is no. Even though Dr. Cappa has some education in psychoanalysis, the reality is psychoanalysis can be limiting on the services a lot of the patients need and it takes away from the efficiency today's mental health field demands. We would love to, though but it is just not feasible given context.