LMFT= licensed marriage and family therapist. This doesn’t mean that they only see couples and families. It means that, even with individuals, they use their unique, context-focused lens to help you see outside your current perspective.

AMFT= associate marriage and family therapist. This means that the therapist has completed their masters program specifically in marriage and family therapy and is under the supervision of another clinician.

LAC= licensed associate therapist. This means that the therapist has completed their masters program in the therapy field and has passed a licensing exam, and they are under the supervision of another clinician.

Prologue works with your insurance as an out-of-network provider. This means that if you have out-of-network benefits with your plan, they may reimburse you a portion of the fee (after your deductible is met). Our superstar insurance biller, April, can check your benefits on your behalf before you begin treatment, and she will file your claims on your behalf when she sees you’ve had a session. All you have to do is put a card on file during your first session, and wait for your reimbursement checks to arrive!

Our ultimate goal at Prologue is to be out of work. We want you to heal and not need us anymore. However, unless you’re doing Discernment or Premarital counseling, a specific amount of time cannot be defined. It depends on the complexity of the issue, the amount of effort you put in outside of session, and a myriad of other factors.

Generally, the therapy process at Prologue flows through these four phases, adapted from The Gottman Method:
Assessment– gathering information about you/your relationship. Assessment continues through the following phases as well.
Treatment– using the assessment information to set and achieve goals
Phasing Out– decreasing the frequency of sessions to create opportunity for practice
Termination– one or two sessions to look back on what you have accomplished and make a plan to keep it up independently

Everything you say absolutely stays just between the two of us, with minimal exceptions created to keep you and those around you safe. I am a mandated reporter, so I must break confidentiality if I learn that a child or elderly person is being abused. I must also break confidentiality if you tell me you have a plan to hurt yourself or someone else. I also may need to disclose information if I am subpoenaed by a judge.

I think of relationships like a mobile over a baby’s crib. If one bobble is touched, they all move. If you make a shift in your relationship by going to therapy, even individually, the others in your life must react to that shift. It’s physics.

All therapists and helping professionals at Prologue have one joint goal: to help you take charge of your own life. We each have different specialties, price points, and schedules to help meet you exactly where you are. During our consultation, we’ll listen to your story and make a recommendation based on what we hear. You can learn more about each therapist and their offerings here.