Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST (MFT)?
A Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is a mental health professional who is trained to consider how every person is effected by his/her family, friends, environment, stressors, etc as well the person's effect on the family, friends, environment and more. At Cura, we are all MFTs who work with individuals, couples and families to help you thrive within your world.
Click here to watch a video from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A THERAPIST?
Finding a therapist can be a challenge but with a little research and care, you can find one who can be a great fit for your needs. Once you have identified a few, check out his/her web presence for published works education and method for therapy then call for a consult. Pay attention to how the therapist makes you feel when you talk to her. Ask questions about how he works with clients as well as his qualifications to work with your concerns. Trust your instincts, then set an appointment.
HOW LONG DOES THERAPY TAKE?
Length of time in therapy is really determined by your goals and the complexities of them. If you are ready to make change that will allow your goals to be attainable
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Most sessions are one hour long. There is the opportunity for longer sessions for an additional fee. Longer sessions must be approved by your therapist.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE EXCEPTED?
We accept all credit and debit cards with Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express logos on them. Cash is also accepted, but please try to have exact change.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Cura Couples and Family Therapy Center of Atlanta is a private pay practice. We want you to get the help you seek, so if you need a reduced rate, discuss it with your therapist; we may be able to help.
Cura also has Marriage and Family Therapy Interns who work under clinical direction and supervision and provide therapy at a drastically reduced rate.
WHEN I CAN TALK TO A FRIEND FOR FREE, WHY WOULD I PAY FOR THERAPY?
A wise and trusted friend can be helpful when crises come about but if there are times when you feel that you can not share ALL of how you're feeling, a trained professional can be a better option. At Cura, our therapists maintain a nonjudgmental, supportive stance that will allow you to feel comfortable and safe to explore the nuances of how you’re feeling.