All of your conversations with the counselor are completely confidential (except where mandated otherwise by law, as in the case of child abuse and/or elder abuse, or imminent danger to yourself or others).
9) Do you offer services to teenagers?
Yes. Teenagers are often helped by having individual sessions, participating in a group, or by family therapy.
10) Do you work with children 8-13?
Yes, but a parent or guardian must always be available during the session.
11) I am in a same sex relationship. What should I expect?
How will I be treated at Azimuth? You will be treated the same as any individual or couple is treated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. All individuals and couples will be assessed, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, to see if there is a mental health condition that is able to be treated by the Therapist. If your therapist finds there is any therapeutic concern that needs to be addressed by someone with more expertise, you will be informed and offered a referral. For example, if a heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual individual or couple comes in for counseling a full assessment will be done. If, in the assessment, the therapist determines there is a therapeutic concern that needs treatment by a therapist with more expertise, the therapist will inform the individual or couple and offer to refer them out to a therapist with more expertise in that therapeutic area of concern, just as the clinician would with a heterosexual couple.
12) How much does counseling cost?
Each individual session costs $110 which is collected at the time of service. Our groups are typically $45 per session. Some of our therapists accept insurance. If your therapist doesn’t, you are encouraged to see if you qualify to use our sliding scale discount.
The practice of both licensed and unlicensed persons in the field of psychotherapy in Vermont is regulated by the Secretary of State office of Professional Regulations. See vtprofessionals.org for details.
15) Do you have a Psychiatrist?
Yes. Dr. Gary Keller sees individuals working with an Azimuth therapist.
16) What is a Psychiatrist?
A Psychiatrist is a licensed medical doctor (M.D.) who has had specialized postgraduate training in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders. Psychiatrists are the only mental health professional licensed to prescribe medication. Board- certified psychiatrists have passed national oral and written examinations after completing a residency program in psychiatry.
17) What if I have to cancel my counseling session?
There is no charge for any session cancelled 24 or more hours prior to the scheduled time. However, sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the session fee of $110.