F.A.Q.

Why Jennifer Bishop?

There are two important qualities which set me apart as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. The first one is that I understand that there are many paths to success, and personally, I do not feel that I am successful unless you are successful. The second quality that makes me different is that I have walked the walk. I never ask my clients to do anything I have not done myself.

What if I can’t come to your office?

My office is located in Boca Raton, but I also offer my services virtually. Together, we can determine if a virtual treatment plan will work for you or your child.

How do I schedule an appointment?

You can fill out my online form, or call my office to make an appointment. I am also happy to offer a free phone consultation.

Can you prescribe medication?

No, I do not prescribe medication, though I do provide you with other tools to help you cope with your problems. If therapy alone is not an adequate treatment, I can refer you to a trusted psychiatrist as well.

Who do you work with?

I specialize in working with children between the ages of 3 and 12, and with adults who have been through a major life event and are seeking healing and relief.

Do you communicate with the other providers when working with your clients?

Absolutely. I have a release of information form signed for providers, such as pediatricians, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, teachers, speech therapists, and so on. I make it a priority to speak to these providers regularly and send a monthly update, so that they are in the know of what we are working on in therapy.

Are parents expected to participate in a child’s therapy?

Yes. It is imperative for parents to participate in a child’s therapy. This will take many forms: parents observing a child’s session, parents joining a child’s session, parenting sessions, family sessions, or a combination. The parents are the most valuable resource for the child. Therefore, if the parent is not on board reinforcing what is learned in therapy, then progress can not be made. Parents who resist or refuse participation may be referred to their own individual therapist, or services may be suspended until they are able to participate.

What are experiential therapies?

Experiential therapies include; Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Bibliotherapy, Music Therapy, Role Playing, Guided Imagery, Psychodrama and so on. They involve actions, movements, and activities rather than the more traditional “talk therapy” It is a therapeutic approach that encourages patients to identify and address hidden or subconscious issues through activities. One of the major advantages of experiential therapies is that the experiences and activities that form the core of process provide opportunities for the therapist to observe the clients in situations where the clients are not focused on the therapy itself. Some of the many benefits of experiential therapy are that clients have the opportunity to experience success, identify obstacles, develop improved self-esteem, and take greater responsibility for their actions. Change, emotional growth, and personal empowerment are also benefits of participating in experiential therapies.

What areas do you specialize in?

I am a qualified supervisor for the State of Florida and supervise interns obtaining their license to become therapists. I also have extensive experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in treating a broad range of issues, including the following:

Children

  • Social Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • ADHD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Bullying and Self-Esteem
  • Grief and Loss
  • Sexual Identity Concerns
  • Blended Families and Family Dynamics

 

Adults

  • Parenting Support
  • Divorce and Remarriage
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Discovering What’s Next

Do you accept my insurance?

I do not accept insurance; however, some insurance companies do provide some level of coverage for out-of-network care. If your insurance qualifies, I can provide you with a receipt called a Superbill, so that you can use it to submit a claim to your insurer. I cannot submit a claim on your behalf though. It’s always a good idea to check with your insurance provider ahead of time to determine your coverage.

What can I expect?

There is no cookie cutter treatment for my specialty areas, nor is there a specific time frame in which you can expect to “feel better” — every individual is different. Together, we will determine the approach that is the best fit for you or your child, and take the necessary steps to overcome hurdles and empower the soul. What you can expect is to have the groundwork laid for your path to healing, and a hand to guide you as you pursue fulfillment.


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