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Carlton Haggard, LCSW

How long and how many times a week is a typical?

My Web-Based Sessions are 30 minutes. Most patients are seen once or twice a week for two to four weeks, then, as time goes on, less frequently.  The number of sessions depends on what your current needs are.  These will change with time.

How long will I be in Psychotherapy?

The length of time a person stays in psychotherapy depends depends the nature of the problem and the goals of their psychotherapy.  Some people have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a few sessions. Some problems take a few more sessions. Some people desire an on-going process to either continue to gain insight into their problems and get support for decisions, some need so-called "maintenance therapy" to keep themselves functioning at a high level.  These persons choose to stay in psychotherapy for a longer period.  The advantages of Web-Based psychotherapy are not only convenience and confidentiality, but the opportunity to be flexible as far as when your sessions occur.

What if I want Couples Psychotherapy?

Unfortunately, I do not believe it possible, nor do I provide couple's psychotherapy or family psychotherapy via the web.  If you are the Atlanta area, please feel free to call my office for an appointment for couple's counseling.  Otherwise, I'd encourage you to consult your local yellow pages under "Marriage and Family Therapists," or the local chapters of national organizations such as the National Association of Social Workers (NASW - not to be confused with "National Association of Science Writers").

How much are your Fees and do you take insurance?

I do not bill insurance for Web-Based psychotherapy.  My charge for 30 Minutes of Web-based psychotherapy is $75.00.  When I open my Web-Based practice, I will accept Visa and Mastercard.  Information about how to pay will be updated when I begin taking new Web-Based patients.

Do I need to take medications?

As a Clinical Social Worker, I am not not legally allowed to prescribe medications. However, based on an assessment of problems you are facing, it may be advisable to consult with either your primary care physician or with a psychiatrist to determine whether medication is warranted. I will mention this as a possible augmentation strategy if I feel it might help you.  I am well knowledgeable of, and will also discuss (and research for you if necessary) a variety of Herbal Treatments, Alternative Therapies such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TSM) for Depression, and Amino Acid supplements.  If you decide you need prescription medication, you will be directed toward your physician who can write you a prescription.  Your physician's services should be partially covered by your health insurance plan.
Carlton Haggard, LCSW
4015 South Cobb Drive, Suite 4
Smyrna, Georgia  30080

(770) 435-2931
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