At Bonhomie LLC, we provide individual, family, and couples therapy. We provide these therapies surrounding trauma/PTSD, men’s issues, women’s issues, cultural issues, adjustment, divorce/custody/family issues, spiritual concerns, life transitions, and more. While open to working with anyone ages 10 and above of any background, we greatly enjoy working with teenagers followed by young adults. If you feel that your concern or age has not been covered, please contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your need.
The world has placed a lot of pressure on today’s teens and adolescents without providing much support. With the everyday burdens of social media, peer pressure, school performance, socialization, bullying, and increased suicide rates, our teens and adolescents need a place to turn to for support. Bonhomie, LLC can assist you.
Stress, goal orientation, sexual dysfunction, feelings of inadequacy, and pressure to perform are some of the difficulties that men today are faced with. Any of these items can lead a man to question his place in this world. Please know that you are not alone and that we are here to help.
Being a woman in today’s society can be difficult. With societal norms and expectations, it is easy for a woman to lose connection with her own self-identity. If you are suffering with depression, difficulties with sexual expression, difficulty in your relationships, or stress with achieving your goals, please contact us.
Couples therapy is the solution for any couple that is looking to take their relationship to the next level. Whether concerns with intimacy, reciprocity, infidelity or another area of indifference, allow us to assist you all in regaining a solid foundation.
Family structure is absolutely key in the development of well-rounded adults. One complication in the family is almost certain to negatively affect all parties of the family system. Whether your family is a single parent, blended, adoptive, headed by grandparents, etc., we can help.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other trauma reactions are not only limited to military personnel. Children and adults alike can experience traumatic events resulting in PTSD. Domestic violence, car accidents, sexual abuse, poverty, and various other events can all result in a trauma reaction in anyone. We can help you heal toward contentment through the use of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Why should I seek help from a therapist?
You should seek therapy if you have come to a place of difficulty with a stressor that limits your ability to move forward without outside support. This could include any of the following: strained relationships, an experienced trauma, headaches, trouble sleeping, frequent unexplained crying, friends or family sharing their concern about you, your work performance has dropped, inability to perform sexually, recurrent nightmares, or you feel it is a good idea to name a few. These are all signs that something more is going on that needs to be addressed with a professional therapist.
Are therapists able to diagnose?
Yes. As I a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am able to diagnose individuals with various mental health disorders.
Can a therapist prescribe medication?
Only a professional with a medical license (a Psychiatrist in the mental health world) can prescribe medication. If you feel that you may need medication, a referral to a Psychiatrist in your area can be made.
Do you take insurance?
Bonhomie accepts the following insurances:
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Aetna for the Emory Network
- Tricare (Active Duty and Retired)
- Tricare for Life
- United Healthcare/Optum
- We are currently in the process of credentialing with Medicaid CMOs (Peach State, CareSource, and Amerigroup) and Beacon. Please refer back to the website for updates.
What about confidentiality?
It is of the utmost importance for a therapist to maintain a level of confidentiality with their clients to maintain client/therapist rapport. This includes the creation of a level of trust between the client and the therapist. As a part of the intake documentation, every client will be provided with a written copy of Bonhomie LLC’s confidentiality disclosure agreement. This form explains in detail that your therapist will not disclose any information regarding your therapeutic care, with the exception of a few state mandated instances, without your permission. The few instances in which a therapist is required by state law to break confidentiality are as follows:
- Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the proper authorities; to include Child Protection, Adult Protection, and law enforcement, based on the information provided by the client or other sources.
- Upon suspicion that the client is in danger of harming him/herself (to include suicidality) or poses a threat to harm another person.
If you ever desire to have your therapist share information with another healthcare provider, family member, etc, you will have to complete a release of information providing your written permission for your therapist to do so. This includes those participating in couples and family therapy.
How do I begin seeing a therapist?
Please visit the ‘Get Started’ tab in order to begin services with Bonhomie, LLC. Please prepare for initial appointment by completing the intake documents under the ‘Schedule a Session’ tab. This will streamline your first appointment, allowing you to focus during your session.
What can I expect from my first session?
The aim of this first (and sometimes second) appointment is to determine if I am a good fit for you. The client should attend the first session and may bring a person for support if needed. In some circumstances I may ask the support to step out for your privacy, or to assist with our relationship building. You can expect to be welcomed in by a warm and friendly therapist that will do their best to make you feel comfortable. We will take the time to get to know you and your needs to identify and create a plan of care specific to your needs. If it is determined that I am a good fit for you, you will be given an opportunity to schedule a follow up appointment. If I am not a good fit, referrals and alternative options will be discussed.
How long will this take?
Approximately one and a half hours to two for an initial session, and 50 minutes for an ongoing session. It could take more or less time depending on your need and history.