FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does SWFCC take insurance?

Yes, SWFCC does take insurance! We accept many major insurance plans! Please visit our insurance page for more information. If you have more questions, please contact Judy Steele at 941-249-4354, extension 1 or judysteele@swfcc.net.

How do I decide on a therapist to meet with?

Review our clinicians and managers to become familiar with the different therapists on our staff. When you speak with SWFCC to schedule your intake appointment, the client scheduling representative will work with you to help you find a therapist that meets your needs and fits with your schedule.

When should I arrive for my first appointment?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your first appointment to make sure you have time to fill out all paperwork needed. If you would like to get a head start, please visit our forms page to download and print the forms at home and bring in with you. If you are unable to print at home, do not worry! We have copies of all forms available for you to fill out prior to your first appointment!

What will happen during my first appointment? 

During your first appointment, called the intake appointment, you will meet with your therapist to review SWFCC policies and procedures. You and your therapist will review your completed Mental Health Assessment and begin to discuss your goals for treatment. Please make sure to ask your therapy any questions that come up during your intake appointment! 

How often will I have therapy sessions? 

At your intake appointment, you and your therapist will discuss how often your scheduled therapy sessions will occur. Most sessions occur either weekly or bi-weekly, but this will be determined between you and your therapist. The frequency of your appointments can be changed throughout the course of your treatment to meet your individualized needs, also. 

What if I cannot make an appointment? 

If you are unable to make an appointment, please contact your therapist as soon as possible. If you need your therapist's contact information, please visit our clinicians page for their office number and e-mail. If an appointment is cancelled with less than 24-hour notice, you may be subject to pay a $50.00 late cancellation fee.