Category Archives: Counseling

Why do we fight when we say goodbye?

Do you notice conflict popping up when you are approaching a leave taking? The end of vacation? Check out this interesting article from Mindful.com from a psychologist about her approach to goodbye in her romantic relationship.

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New Privacy Practices in place as of September 23, 2013

Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. Your Rights You have the right to: Get … Continue reading

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HIPAA (Rules for Health Information Privacy) September 2011

HIPAA: Rules about the use and protection of your private health information: At your first visit you will be required to sign a statement that you have received information about your rights under HIPAA. This is now a routine practice … Continue reading

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Using Insurance for Counseling

Common questions about using insurance to pay for counseling; Will my health insurance pay for counseling? Although most providers require you to take ultimate responsibility for paying your bill, health insurance may reimburse you or your healthcare provider for medically … Continue reading

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Ritzman, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Elizabeth (Betsy) was trained at Kansas State University (M.S.) and McCormick Theological Seminary (M.Div.) in counseling and psychotherapy. She is licensed to practice in the state of Illinois and is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She … Continue reading

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HIPAA (Rules for Health Information)

HIPAA sets national standards for the use and protection of your confidential health information. Continue reading

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Faith as a resource

As a pastoral counselor, I am a specialist in helping people connect their faith to their efforts to improve their emotional or psychological wellbeing. Many people have had very bad experiences with religious folks imposing their own beliefs upon them, … Continue reading

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What to expect in your first session…

The introductory session will give you an opportunity to get to know how the therapist works and to share your concerns with them. In my practice, I spend a few minutes up front clarifying the basic expectations of therapy by … Continue reading

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Common questions about using insurance to pay for counseling sessions:

Health insurance may reimburse you or your health care provider for medically necessary treatment for covered, diagnosed conditions that impair your ability to function. Continue reading

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Talking about sex

If your statements about your sexual expectations are wrapped in desire rather than complaint or criticism, these conversations will more likely be experienced as delightful, seductive invitations. Continue reading

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