Colleen Kennedy, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
How does "Got Stress?" differ from therapy?
"Got Stress?" is an 8-lesson, educational program designed to help high school students, college students and young adults raise their self-awareness about who they are and what is important in their lives. They will learn to identify the stress and anxiety they may be experiencing and will be taught coping skills that will promote their personal growth.
Therapy involves working with a therapist one-on-one or in a group setting. Initial visits involve gathering information about what brings you in, assessing the symptoms you are experiencing, and learning more about how those symptoms are impacting your life. Typically, you and your therapist will develop a treatment plan and set goals to work on overcoming the things that are getting in the way of being able to live your life fully.
Therapy sessions typically cost between $150 and $225 per session. If you pay for a therapist through your health insurance, insurance companies require a diagnostic code so they can process payment; therefore, you will be assessed and be given a diagnosis.
"Got Stress?" is a prevention program that is provided in an educational format and is not covered by health insurance. The cost is $50 per lesson.