Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THERAPY?
Therapy (or counseling, which is usually used interchangeably) is a mental health service provided by a licensed clinician. Clients see therapists for a wide range of issues of different severity. This can include anxiety, insomnia, relationship or family issues. Nikole is a systemic therapist and values a client’s relationships and environment.
WHO IS BIG EASY THERAPY?
Big Easy Therapy is a small, private therapy office servicing the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area. Lead by Nikole Dominique-Maikell, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, BETNOLA delivers systemic couple, family, and individual therapy. Medical Office Support is provided by Angie Clark, an experienced professional.
Less than 10 miles from downtown New Orleans, Big Easy Therapy offices are conveniently across the Mississippi River in Terrytown, LA. We offer therapy both in person in Terrytown and virtually using secure telehealth services for residents through out Louisiana.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE RISKS AND BENEFITS OF THERAPY?
Clients report marked improvement in work productivity, co-worker relationships, family relationships, partner relationships, emotional health, overall health, social life, and community involvement. (www.aamft.org)
After receiving treatment, almost 90% of clients report an improvement in their emotional health, and nearly two-thirds report an improvement in their overall physical health (www.aamft.org)
Studies suggest that therapy involving only one partner can lead to the dissolution of the relationship instead of improving it.
Changes in relationship patterns that may result from family therapy may produce unpredicted and/or possibly adverse responses from other people in the client’s social system.
A result of family therapy may be a realization on the part of the client that there are issues that may not have surfaced prior to the onset of the counseling relationship.
WHAT DO SESSIONS LOOK LIKE?
Therapy sessions are unique to the client(s) and goals of treatment. These may include managing symptoms of past traumatic experiences or building trust after an affair. During your work with Nikole you may talk about specific strong emotions (anger, sadness, happiness, love). When or if you are overwhelmed during a therapy session, Nikole will assist you in remaining grounded and managing your emotions.
WHAT DOES THERAPY COST?
All sessions (individual, couples or family) are $120 per hour.
Limited Time of Service discounts are available.
As of 2/15/2022, Nikole has begun the credentialing process for commercial and Medicaid health insurance provider panels. Your Out of Network benefits may cover a portion of my fee.
Please do not hesitate to contact the office of Big Easy Therapy to find out more!
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THERAPY?
Call us! Angie would be happy to answer questions and find out more about your needs. If Big Easy Therapy is not a right fit, we are happy to find a referral to another professional for you or your family. Our goal is to help you find help, even if it is not with us.