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Common Questions

What is Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT)?
 
Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) is a unique approach to addressing troubling memories, uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, fears, and unwanted behaviors that produces quick results without reliving painful experiences.  It was originally developed by Dr. Jon Connelly.  Jennifer DeVall is a certified practitioner and continuing to master this technique by engaging in ongoing training under his tutelage.  For more information about RRT, you may visit www.rapidresolutiontherapy.com

How is RRT different from other forms of treatment?  
  
Traditional modalities provide homework and offer advice and suggestions for how you can make the changes you want to see in your life.  The changes are expected to occur over a period of months or years.  Therapists who utilize RRT believe the practitioner is responsible for effecting change in the therapy sessions.   RRT is designed to have an immediate effect.  Of course, results are not guaranteed and will vary depending on the individual and the issues being addressed.  


How do I know if RRT it is right for me?

If you are disturbed by recurring negative thoughts and feelings, have had a traumatic experience, or want to rid yourself of a bad habit, RRT may be right for you.  You may call or e-mail me to arrange a free consultation to discuss your unique situation at (951) 440-6220 or info@californiaoakscounseling.com. For more information about RRT, visit www.rapidresolutiontherapy.com.
 
  
What can I expect during a RRT session?
 
A typical session lasts 45-90 minutes and is different from a traditional psychotherapy session in that your therapist will do most of the talking. Additionally, when dealing with traumatic memories, you will not be expected to relive or re-experience them in any way in order to find resolution.
 
What about medication vs. psychotherapy?  
 
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication.  However, your therapist may recommend you obtain a physical and/or consult with a doctor who specializes in mental health services (psychiatrist) in order to rule out medical causes of your distress and determine whether medication may be a helpful adjunct to therapy.  Sometimes it is useful to take medication to relieve symptoms that would otherwise get in the way of our work together.  Your therapist will discuss any ongoing medical issues and current medications as well as troubling symptoms with you during your first visit.  If you have specific concerns, please call for a free consultation to discuss whether RRT is right for you.   
 
 
Do you take insurance, and how does that work?
 
At this time, Jennifer DeVall under California Oaks Counseling is an out-of-network provider.  This means you may be reimbursed for the services you receive by your insurance company if your plan allows you to see out-of-network providers.  It is best to contact your insurance company before your first session in order to obtain clarification about this.  If your plan does have this benefit, you will pay the fee for services at your session and receive a superbill to give to your insurance company for reimbursement.  

To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them.  Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers.  Some helpful questions you can ask them:
 
  • What are my mental health benefits?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician? 
 
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
 
Jennifer DeVall and California Oaks Counseling are committed to providing the highest quality psychotherapy services available and to removing the stigma from mental illness.  Toward that end, we request permission from all clients to video and audio record all sessions.  These video and audio recordings may be made available to other mental health professionals for training purposes only.  You may opt out of this if you would prefer.  You can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone without your written permission.  This is called “Informed Consent”.  Sometimes, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.  
 
State law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
 
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.
 

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