The Value of Individual Therapy
Individual therapy focuses on your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and personal experiences. It provides a one-on-one setting where the therapist and you work collaboratively to address your concerns, explore your inner world, and develop coping strategies. The therapeutic focus is primarily on your personal growth, self-awareness, and improving your overall well-being. This is different from family therapy where multiple family members participate in the therapeutic process.
Dr. Thomas Luttrell provides individual therapy for relationship issues. Together, with a personalized treatment or "care" plan, you can Reignite, Rebuild, Reconnect, and Rediscover yourself in relationships.
"Dr. Luttrell is very professional. He strives to obtain the most helpful resources for clients and keep up to date on relevant approaches to aid clients in their therapy journey. He is friendly and approachable and highly empathic."
- Vanessa Q. (former colleague)
About Dr. Luttrell
Dr. Luttrell can help you reconnect and realign with your truth authentic self by restoring emotional intimacy with yourself, partner, family, business, or spiritual relationships. He believes that understanding emotions are important to overcome obstacles of shame, fear, or shame-based cycles of addiction. His focus areas tend to be on romantic relationships, sexuality, the impact of hurtful habits, and spirituality.
Integrating the Whole Person
Dr. Luttrell is passionate about whole-person healing, involving all aspects of yourself. To completely resolve your problem, he follows a biopsychosocial approach that attends to different areas: the body, emotions, cognitive thinking, behavior, social, sexual, and spiritual or existential.
In addition, we explore patterns in various systems: the professional alliance, your relationship unit, you as an individual, and how you interact with others. For those who are religious, this could include your spirituality. Together, we will look at how you see “treasures” in each of these areas.
Your Guide to Personal Transformation
Dr. Thomas Luttrell is a dedicated and experienced individual therapist who is committed to guiding you on a transformative journey towards improved mental well-being and personal growth. With a deep passion for helping individuals overcome challenges and discover their true potential, Dr. Luttrell brings a wealth of expertise and compassion to every therapeutic interaction.
If you're seeking a compassionate and experienced guide on your path to personal transformation, Dr. Thomas Luttrell is here to support you. With his guidance, you can embark on a journey of self-awareness, empowerment, and lasting change.
While he uses a scientific approach to therapy, Dr. Luttrell offers you the option of integrating faith and spirituality as part of your overall care. As a former pastor, he can also include the Bible or prayer for those who request it. However, he works with anyone regardless of your faith tradition or your life choices and will work with you using your beliefs.
1. What is psychotherapy?Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy or counseling, is a collaborative process between a trained therapist and an individual seeking support. It aims to explore thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and experiences to promote personal growth, emotional well-being, and address specific concerns. Psychotherapy encompasses various approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and humanistic therapy, tailored to meet the individual's needs.
2. How long does psychotherapy last?The duration of psychotherapy varies depending on several factors, including the individual's goals, the complexity of their concerns, and their progress throughout the therapeutic process. Some individuals may benefit from short-term therapy, consisting of a few sessions or weeks, to address specific issues or provide immediate support. Long-term therapy may span several months or years, focusing on deeper exploration and ongoing personal development. The therapist and individual collaborate to determine the appropriate duration of therapy based on their unique circumstances.
3. How do I find the right therapist for me?Finding the right therapist involves considering several factors. It's important to seek a licensed and qualified therapist with expertise in the specific concerns you want to address. You can ask for recommendations from trusted sources, such as healthcare professionals or friends who have had positive experiences with therapy. Online directories and therapist matching platforms can also help you find therapists in your area. Additionally, it's crucial to feel comfortable and have a good rapport with your therapist, so scheduling an initial consultation or phone call to assess the fit is recommended.
4. Do you accept insurance?For mental health issues, we accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and affiliates (CareFirst, Anthem, BCBS Federal Employee Program, etc.) and Cigna or Evernorth. HOWEVER, please note that to qualify for insurance benefits, therapy must be related to a mental health diagnosis, like anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc., that has medical necessity. Most insurance plans do not cover relationship or sexual issues. Yes, it is sad considering that these are often the primary drivers for mental health issues. Please do not ask us to bill your insurance for relationship or sexual issues without first contacting your insurance company to check to see if your plan covers it. (We don't want to keep asking them.) Also, we cannot make up a diagnosis either, as this is insurance fraud and can cost us our license and result in serious penalties. Plus, insurance companies occasionally audit psychotherapy notes to ensure that treatment is related to the reported diagnosis. You can always choose to skip insurance and pay for therapy out of pocket. This will maximize your privacy and widen your pool of therapists. Thank you for your understanding.
5. Is psychotherapy confidential?Confidentiality is a fundamental principle in psychotherapy. Therapists are legally and ethically bound to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the information shared during therapy sessions. However, there are a few exceptions to confidentiality, such as when there is a risk of harm to oneself or others, child or elder abuse, or when a court order requires the disclosure of information. Your therapist should explain their confidentiality policy and any exceptions during the initial sessions.