Shouldn’t I be able to handle things on my own? How can a therapist help?
Although many of us believe strongly in self-reliance, the truth is that everyone needs help from others now and then. There is no weakness in asking for and getting help. People who ask for assistance realize when they need it and then find the courage to seek it.
I can offer you a confidential and supportive therapeutic environment to explore the issues you are facing, teach you skills and expand your perspectives, listen to you without judgment, and help you listen to yourself. Through therapy with me, you can build on your strengths to deal with your issues in satisfying, effective ways.
What kind of therapy does Patrick R. Connelly, LCSW offer?
The Relationship Institute of New Jersey is a private psychotherapy practice that recognizes that there is no “one size fits all” form of therapy. Your decision to reach out for help is a personal one, and you and your situation are unique. I will work with you to create a therapeutic plan of action based on your specific needs. I believe people have strengths within themselves to make positive changes. Therapy helps to uncover, or rediscover, our inner strength and wisdom.
Note that the I do not prescribe or manage psychiatric medications, provide court-mandated evaluations/treatment or evaluate students for accommodations for disabilities or special education services.
To whom does the Patrick Connelly offer psychotherapy?
I offer therapy for individuals of all genders and mainly over the age of 17, adults in relationships, and caregivers.
How do I know if Patrick Connelly is a good fit for me as a psychotherapist?
It’s important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with and who can be effective in helping you address the issues you bring to counseling. I am an experienced, dedicated therapist who provides compassionate, evidence-based mental health care. The best way to check my “fit” with you is to review my website and then make contact with me by phone to learn more about the counseling issues I address, approaches I use, my practice policies, and my availability. If you think, based on what you have learned, that I might be a good fit for you, then schedule an initial appointment with me. During this meeting, I will gather more information about your situation and what you are hoping to achieve via counseling, and you will have the opportunity to ask further questions and discuss any concerns you have with me.
What is the length of a therapy session?
Typically, my therapy sessions run up to 60 minutes. Longer sessions may be available, if you and I decide together that they might be useful—for example, if are at a place where you want to delve deeper into an issue than shorter sessions allow, and you can tolerate focusing on the issue for an extended time period. Of course, I would need to have availability for longer lengths of time.
Does Patrick Connelly accept insurance?
No, I accept self-pay and do not accept health insurance as a form of payment (see rates). However, I can provide a monthly receipt for you to submit to your health insurance if you have out-of-network (OON) benefits. (If you have PPO insurance that offers OON benefits, you may be able to receive a percentage of reimbursement after you have met your yearly deductible.) I also may be able to assist you in submitting claims of this nature to your insurance provider.
Is psychotherapy with Patrick Connelly in-person or virtual?
I offer in-person therapy as health conditions allow, as well as virtual services through a web-based platform and via the phone.