Innovative Counseling, Inc.®

Common Questions

General Questions

Will my insurance cover my appointment?
Innovative Counseling is on numerous insurance panels including, but not limited to, United Healthcare, Arise, Sentry, Network Health, Cenpatico, Tri-Care, Badgercare, Badgercare Plus, and Forward. We are adding insurance plans every month. Prior to your first appointment, we will ask you for your insurance information. We will verify for you that our services are covered by your insurer. You may have a co-pay or be responsible for a certain percent of the cost, depending on your individual plan. If we foresee any problems with your insurance coverage, we will talk with you about it so you can make the right decisions for your circumstances.
What is the difference between a Psychologist and a Psychotherapist?

A psychotherapist is a professional who engages clients in "talk therapy," or behavioral therapy in order to help a client improve their mental health, quality of life, marital  or partner relationships, family functioning , work performance, improve their health and well-being. Psychotherapists have diverse educational and training backgrounds. They have Master’s Degrees such as Master's in psychology, social work or counseling and are Licensed or Certified by the State of Wisconsin to provide diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems. 

A psychologist is a professional who is trained in the science of psychology and who also engages in "talk therapy" to help clients meet their goals to improve their mental health, relationships, or functioning; however, psychologists may also provide comprehensive psychological evaluation including testing. Licensed Clinical Psychologists are graduates of a doctoral program such as Ph.D. or Psy.D. and are also Licensed by the State of Wisconsin.

What is the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?

Both psychiatrists and psychologists are trained in diagnosing, treating and preventing mental illness using various therapy techniques. Psychologists may also utilize a variety of testing materials for a comprehensive psychological evaluation. A psychiatrist, on the other hand, is a medical doctor Board Certified in Psychiatry who is licensed to prescribe medications which may help to improve the condition.

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers, or APNP's, have an advanced degree in psychiatric nursing and are also licensed to prescribe psychiatric medications.

Do you have evening hours?
Our business office is normally open 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. During the summer, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the office generally closes at 3:00 PM on Fridays. Individual therapists schedule evening and weekend appointments at their own discretion. In Home psychotherapy as well as In Home Autism Treatment are provided in the home at the convenience of the child and family during day or evening hours and sometimes on week ends.
Are you handicap accessible?
Yes! Innovative Counseling has accessible parking and an accessible ramp.

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Questions regarding specific programs:
In Home Psychotherapy~Autism Treatment~Outpatient Mental Health~Psychiatric Clinic