Rebecca Picone
Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist
FAQ

What is a Marriage and Family Therapist?
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are relationship specialists.  They are educated and trained to help resolve relationship difficulties and problems of individuals, couples, families and groups.

Marriage and Family Therapists are regulated and licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.  They must undergo extensive education, training, and clinical fieldwork and pass two rigorous exams to demonstrate professional competency.

What if I want individual therapy?
Individual problems often stem from or contribute to relationship problems; therefore Marriage and Family Therapists also work with individuals.

What is therapy?
Therapy (or Counseling) is a process in which a person is able to discuss life events, current experiences and memories in a safe environment.  The purpose is to create positive changes so that one can experience life with more satisfaction.  Therapy provides an opportunity to more deeply understand oneself as well as an awareness of the source of problems or difficulties that are being experienced.  Therapy also often provides education on relationship skills.

What type of therapy does Becky do?
Becky draws on various psychological approaches depending on the problem that is being treated and her assessment of what will best benefit you.

What are the possible benefits of therapy?
Participating in therapy may result in a number of benefits including stress and anxiety reduction, a decrease in negative thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors, healthier interpersonal relationships, increased comfort in social, work, and family settings, enhanced capacity for intimacy, and improved self-confidence.

Will my insurance company pay for counseling?
Services are usually charged directly to the client; however, you may wish to contact your insurance company and ask about their reimbursement policy for out-of-network providers and the number of visits they will cover.  At your request, you will be provided with a receipt, which you can then submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.  You will be responsible for verifying and understanding the limits of your coverage, as well as co-payments and deductibles.  Not all issues tha are the focus of psychotherapy are reimbursed.

How do I contact you to make an appointment?
Call (408) 225-7932 to schedule an appointment.

The office is equipped with a confidential voice mail system that allows you to leave a message at any time.  Every effort will be made to return calls within 24 hours (or by the next business day).

You may also e-mail b.picone.lmft@sbcglobal.net; however, Becky is able to respond more quickly to a phone message than an e-mail message.

How long is a counseling session?
One session is 45 to 50 minutes.

How many counseling sessions will I need?
The number of sessions depends on your goals, the severity of the issues encountered, and, of course, your willingness to actively participate.

Is counseling confidential?
Yes.  Discussions are generally confidential and will not be released to any third party without written authorization except where required or permitted by law.  Examples of times when confidentiality must be broken are when child abuse has occurred or when the patient threatens violence against another person.

Where is your office?
Becky’s office is located at 841 Blossom Hill Road in the Almaden area of San Jose, just two blocks east of Oakridge Mall.  The office is close to the West Valley Freeway (85) and to Highway 87, between 101 and Highway 17.

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Teach me your way, O Lord; lead me in a straight path (Psalm 27:11)

 

Phone: (408) 225-7932
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841 Blossom Hill Road,
Suite 201
San Jose, California 95123
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| Email: b.picone.lmft@sbcglobal.net


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