Cafferty Clinic is please to announce becoming contracted with United Behavioral Health/Optum to provide psychotherapy services to its members. With a continued value we place on making sure care is accessible, this is a big win for Cafferty Clinic and for members of the Optum family who would like to obtain quality services from quality providers.
Cafferty Clinic is proud to announce that it is now an in network provider for HealthNet. Currently the Cafferty Clinic can provide psychotherapy services on an in network basis for those who have Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield (when it is not carved out to an out of network carrier), HealthNet, Beacon Health, Cigna, and is approved for OON care of TriCare standard members. While we are OON with several other carriers, we do submit a superbill on your behalf if you would like us to. We take all the work out of your hands and give you anything that comes back from the insurer in these out of network situations. All fees will be paid up front, but if you have a PPO you may get something back and we will do the work for you!!!
Contact the Cafferty Clinic for more information on our multi-family group therapy sessions. Find out how other families are dealing with members of their family who are either in early recovery from a substance use disorder or who need help with a substance use disorder such as addiction or alcoholism. Families are provided education on addiction and codependency as well as given an opportunity to listen to one another share about how they are overcoming these trials and tribulations. No one has to go at this alone. Doing it alone is the hard way. This group is open which means people can start at any time. Please call us today and ask for an appointment with Vicki to become part of this weekly group. Call 760-517-6544 so you can begin today.
The Cafferty Clinic is happy work with your insurance company. We are currently In Network with Cigna and with Value Options (Beacon Health). We are also certified to work with Tri-Care patients who can choose their own providers. In addition if you plan to use your out of network benefits, we have a medical biller who will file all claims on your behalf. All you have to do is pay for the session and wait to be reimbursed for whatever amount your personal health insurance policy will contribute.
We are also actively working on several more In Network Contracts. Some of them are already signed by us and are awaiting a final signature and effective date from the insurance company.
The Cafferty Clinic is dedicated to providing high quality services that are in reach to the average consumer. It is our desire to someday be able to provide services regardless of insurance type. We were formed specifically because of the difficulty many healthcare facilities had placing patients with good in network providers for their outpatient psychotherapy services. Wait times were too long, or the expertise just wasn't there. No wit is. Call us today and let us show you how we can make therapy a possibility for you. www.caffertyclinic.com
Starting on 8/18/16 the Cafferty Clinic will be starting a size limited group for those utilizing buprenorphine (Suboxone) in their recovery from opiate addictions. Therapy groups will meet once weekly for an hour and a half and will explore underlying causes of use, managing medication assisted treatment, relapse prevention, and interpersonal issues. The Cafferty Clinic does not provide medication but can coordinate and/or refer with private psychiatrists and addictionlogists. For physicians a group such as this is a wonderful fit for many of your patients as it is well known access to support groups for MAT are extremely scarce.
Please make an appointment with us at the Cafferty Clinic to be evaluated for appropriateness for the group,. When calling please reference the group and request an appointment with Vicki Dyar. Again, size is limited to retain therapeutic value. The group will meet for 10 sessions for $300. Full payment secures a spot in the group and is non-transferable and non-refundable.
Working with people for the past 22 years, I have heard many say, “I have been so hurt, abused, neglected and abandoned and sometimes these memories arise and I am just as angry as I was or couldn’t be then.” It is with the deepest empathy that I hear the pain, struggles and despair of those who sit with me. As we begin to dig into the events that have made their way into an individual’s identity, we can see that the facts, when separated from the event were interpreted by the mind of child or an unskillful abused adult.
Let me explain. A client, who I will call Shelly, shared with me how her mother never really loved or cared for her. Her parents divorced when she was 6 and her father was rarely around. Her mother was her only caretaker. Shelly’s story was peppered with recollections like, my mother never kissed or hugged me, she never helped me get ready for school like my friend’s moms, she was bored by my stories of how my life was unfolding, she just left my siblings and me to fend for ourselves, never caring to prepare meals or even teach me how to take care of myself. Shelly internalized all the cues she was getting from her mother as, you are not worth my time, you are not valued as human being, and you don’t have any significance on this planet. You get my point. As a young girl, she did not have the capacity to understand that her mother was living with depression. As she began to enter the world she struggled with maintaining friendships and creating real intimacy with partners. Although she was attractive and smart, she always felt “less than.” When friends or co-workers would complement her, Shelly would feel patronized and argue in her head that these were not truths. The story she told herself for nearly 30 years was that she was she was not lovable and not interesting. She was not able to see herself as others saw her, subconsciously always reverting back to the story which now was her truth; that she was neglected and unloved by the one person who is supposed to shower her with love and acceptance, mom.
The work of therapy is not to dispute the event(s) or get the person to believe it shouldn’t have been painful. It is to hear how the experience impacted the person (what they made it mean to them) to investigate the story in order to gather more facts that could then alter how the story could be interpreted. In the case of Shelly, we learned that her mother had struggled with major depression for her entire life as did her maternal grandmother and a maternal uncle. Helping Shelly to understand depression and its symptoms helped her to see her mother’s lethargy was a symptom of depression and had little to do with how she felt about Shelly. She also started to imagine what kind of upbringing her mom had as well. It did not mean her mother gave her what she needed as a child or that she did not experience real neglect but it helped Shelly to put into context that her mother may have done the best she could. The piece that Shelly was worthless and unlovable was not a truth. And just because Shelly now intellectually understood, doesn’t mean the “tapes” running the dialogue in her head suddenly stopped or changed. This is the work of therapy is exploring how we develop our beliefs, challenge faulty thinking and commit to changing the cognitive distortions that arose out of our past experiences that we interpreted as truths.
The experience remains the same, but the story we have owned doesn’t have to be our truth.
All blogs will note the author of the blog, typically someone from the therapy practice.
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