James Fitzgerald Therapy, PLLC

Strengthening Your Conscious Self © 2022

James Fitzgerald, MS. NCC, AAP

 

Welcome,

Thank you for visiting my website. I am currently meeting with clients both in-person and virtually. I am a rostered pre-licensed psychotherapist in private practice, conducting work with my clients under clinical supervision. The website is still under construction, and I post entries on my blog every week. On my blog, I share links to interesting journal articles I have found, recommended books from my own reading list, news from the worlds of science, psychology, philosophy, sociology, and human services. Please check back often.

My Approach to Therapy Practice

(Theory and Philosophy)

The way I practice therapy is focused on the client, allowing them to lead the way while I take on the role of a guide and confidant. Think of yourself as the captain of your ship (internal system), setting a course and speed, while I am in the role of your navigator. I believe that a person’s strengths and character can drive healthy ways of thinking, feeling, relating, and being. I believe that the individual can find solutions to problems and challenges given the right environment to explore their strengths and skills.

I believe that relationships, experiences, and events, can have lasting effects on a person’s emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health and wellbeing. I believe that a person’s environment, culture, religion, and community has a profound influence on personality development. I practice therapy from a humanistic and existential theoretical orientation. 

I focus on what people do right for their health and wellness, rather than focusing on what is “wrong with them.” My goal is not to “fix” people, instead I work with them to discover the best approach that “fits” them. I believe in a holistic approach to improving health and wellness, including integrated work on the mind, body, spirit, and shadow.

Issues Addressed Learn more about the issues, problems, and types of mental health disorders I can help you address.

Types of Therapy Learn more about the types of therapy that inform the approach I take in helping others.

Important Health Insurance Information

I accept the following health insurance plans:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MVP
  • VT Medicaid.

I bill insurance companies for therapy through an online portal called My Clients Plus. I also send clients copies of invoices and statements electronically. You may receive an invoice through Jituzu. Your invoices and statements will be identified with my supervisor, Caroline O’Connor and her company Inner Resources. Payment of your outstanding balance is due before the next scheduled appointment unless other arrangements are made. Please verify your insurance benefits before your first session. If you are checking to see if I am covered in-network on your plan, I am listed under Caroline O’Connor, LCMHC. You  have a right to request an estimate of the cost of my services, as guaranteed by the “No Surprises Act.”

Talk to your Insurance Provider

Before the first session, ask your insurance provider these questions: Does my plan cover outpatient mental health care services? Do I have a deductible I am responsible for paying? How much is my deductible and how much have I met? Do I have a co-pay or co-insurance I am responsible for paying? How much is the co-pay or co-insurance amount? Does therapy require prior authorization? Does it need a referral from your primary care provider?

Payment Types:

I accept cash or check; American Express; Mastercard; Visa; HSA/FSA; Venmo; Square/PayPal; and Zelle

My Health & Wellness Program

(Theory and Philosophy)

Strengthening Your Conscious Self © is the title of my health and wellness life coaching program, In my coaching practice, I teach and adhere to an integrated health and wellness practice that addresses all the domains of a person’s existence:

    • emotional/psychological
    • intellectual/mental
    • shadow/memories
    • spiritual/religious
    • physical/nutritional
    • biological/genetic/neurological
    • gender/sex/intimacy
    • family of origin/family dynamics
    • intimacy/relationships/friendships
    • social/community
    • organizational/occupational/financial
    • cultural/political
    • leisure/recreational
    • environmental.

Coaching Program Learn more about “Strengthening Your Conscious Self.”

Wellness Program Review the outline to the health and wellness program.

Disclaimer: Health & Wellness Program

Despite the fact that life coaching and health and wellness programs are effective and empirically supported preventive practices, coaching sessions and my coaching program are not covered by insurance. I bill you on a monthly payment plan for the coaching program, and release module workbooks after that month’s payment is made.

When you sign up for the coaching program, you have access to all the modules, and you are free to explore the ones you want to. Keep in mind that the entire program rests on the foundational philosophy that all the domains are interconnected, they overlap, and one of them affects all the others and vice versa.

Therapy clients are given the opportunity to access the health and wellness program independent of the therapy relationship, however, for ethical, insurance, and licensing concerns, therapy and coaching sessions are not able to be provided to the same person.

 

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed