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Frequently Asked Questions

WE believe that everyone can heal and thrive in their lives. That means YOU!

Meg Tobin, LMHC

At Breathing Space, we believe that you have what you need within to make the changes you are seeking. We support you by helping you to connect with your body, mind and spirit in a safe way. Through discussion, we discover together patterns of behavior and beliefs that are keeping you stuck.

 

Our therapists utilize a variety of ways to help you reach your goals and to feel better in your life. Some of our therapists utilize more cognitive approaches to help you understand your thought patterns, while others offer experiential exercises such as movement, writing, art, and role-playing to help you bring your understanding from a cognitive space (in your mind) to a somatic space (in your body).

 

We have specialties in Trauma, PTSD and Anxiety.

 

In addition, most of our therapists are trained in the use of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping) and are Certified Clinical Trauma Professionals.

EFT is a cognitive/somatic (brain/body) tool that reduces stress. In the therapy room with a skilled provider, EFT can help you separate the emotion from past painful events in your life allowing you to move forward.

By tapping on points on their bodies, clients are sending  a signal to the stress response center of the brain that there is no danger present in this moment. Pairing the tapping with phrases specific to each client’s experience, the body begins to recognize that even though those things happened, the danger is no longer there.

For a more detailed explanation, learn more at EFTtappingtraining.com 

In your therapy, we will focus on uncovering patterns that prevent you from fully enjoying your life and relationships. By understanding and reworking ways you are REACTING in your life, we can pave the way for you to choose and respond from a healthier place. 

The therapists at Breathing Space believe that we unknowingly retain significant amounts of emotional pain and current stress in our bodies. By shining a light on how past pain and current stressors impact your life and releasing them from your body, you can open up possibilities you never knew existed!

We help you to release the stuck points so you can thrive– becoming less stressed, less reactive, more hopeful, more joyful, or more motivated. The possibilities await your discovery!

Some people come to therapy to work on one specific issue that can be addressed in 6-10 sessions. Others come to learn new ways of living their lives by breaking free of life-long patterns, which takes longer to untangle. 

Most clients benefit from 45-53 minutes sessions, scheduled weekly. 

Other factors affecting the length of therapy include connection with the therapist, type of treatment received, and motivation for treatment.

Ultimately, our goal is to set you on a path towards effective, lasting and life changing treatment.

Yes, your relationship with your therapist and associated medical records are confidential just like your meetings with other medical professionals. We practice strict confidentiality to allow you to be as open and honest with your therapist as you’d like. What you say will not leave the room.

Please note there are legal limits of confidentiality related to harming one’s self or others. Your therapist will explain this to you in detail at the outset of treatment. 

No. Your therapist does not have prescription privileges; however, they can assist in connecting you to a psychiatrist for an evaluation and collaboration. 

Some of our therapists accept the following insurance:

  • NYSHIP
  • United HealthCare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • Aetna
  • Cigna

 

Our practice is an out-of-network provider for most insurance companies. Services provided by our licensed clinicians may be reimbursed by your insurance. Check to see if your policy allows for “out-of-network” mental health coverage. If that is the case, Breathing Space will provide you with a monthly paid “Superbill” for you to submit for reimbursement.

If you will be seeing an Intern or a Limited Permit therapist, insurance reimbursement may not possible. We do, however, offer a sliding fee scale to make therapy affordable.

Most of our sessions are virtual for now. When face-to-face resumes, our locations are:

Breathing Space Studio

3455 Erieville Road, Erieville, NY  13061

315.516.8466

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600 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13202

315.516.8466

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Most insurances cover group therapy in addition to individual sessions. We offer a variety of therapy groups based on client needs.  Currently, all groups are virtual.  You do not need to be in individual therapy with us to utilize our groups.

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We want to make sure that you have a wonderful connection with your therapist, so we welcome your input.  When you request services, please make a note of the therapist you prefer. We cannot guarantee that you will be paired with a specific therapist if there are insurance, availability, or expertise issues.

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Please click on our Request an Appointment button below and we will get back to you as soon as possible to schedule your first appointment. We will then email you initial paperwork and consent forms for you to  return before your see your therapist.

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