Below is a list of frequently asked questions that will help you answer most of the common questions people have when getting in contact with us.
What services are offered by Inspired?
We offer different services within the psychological domain. You can read all about it here.
Who can contact Inspired for support?
Individuals of all ages with any kind of psychological challenges as well as organizations, for example managers, HR, school/university or healthcare professionals, who are interested in extra support and guidance to strengthen themselves, their team, build productivity or their knowledge and skills. So basically, everyone!
What to do If I can’t make it to an appointment?
We understand that that can happen. So we are flexible in rescheduling if that is needed. We also do need to keep an eye on our schedule ourselves and would like to ask you to please do that at least more than 24 hours before if that is possible. This is important for us to be able to invest in providing you quality support. Also, it gives us time to schedule other persons who might be waiting for an appointment. If you cancel in less than 24 hours or do not show up we have to consider it as a ‘no-show’ and with that you will be charged 50 % of the agreed fee.
How does psychological help work on Sint Maarten?
Most of the time you get referred by your house doctor to a psychologist. You can also contact a psychologist yourself if you want to. You have different options on the island: for example private practices and bigger organizations like the Mental Health Foundation.
Psychotherapy or psychological assessment is at this moment NOT offered by Inspired due to restrictions by the government on the number of psychologists allowed to practice. Unfortunately, that number is already reached. If you are seeking this kind of help on St. Maarten we recommend to contact the by the government licensed persons. On this list you can find the licensed psychologists who are also part of our local professional association: http://www.apapsxm.com/find-a-psychologist/
When you go to a psychologist for the first time for therapy you will have an intake. In this first meeting, you will get to know the psychologist and have an in-depth conversation about the reason you decided to reach out. Together you make a treatment plan that fits your needs and then treatments start. It starts most of the time first with psychological assessment, and then psychotherapy. Most of the time these are weekly sessions. How long and how many depends on the individual situation.
If it are other services in the psychological domain you look for, you can find the information about that here about what we do provide.
Does my insurance cover the Services you offer?
Since we are not providing psychological assessment of psychotherapy our current services will not be covered by insurance.
Do i have to lie down on a couch during a session with a psychologist?
No, you can lie down on your own couch. At home. Without the psychologist. If the psychologist you visit does have a couch, do ask first please if you can lie down. It is not the normal practice anymore since Freud, we think.
Are you crazy when you visit or talk to a psychologist?
We think you would be crazy not to do it when you need it. So no, totally not.
Life itself can actually be crazy sometimes, but that is a different discussion.
Can others be told about my sessions with you?
No. We find confidentiality very important and are bound by that. But Yes, if you do want us to help explain something to someone else for you we do this at your request. We only disclose personal information with your consent.