Overwhelming stress. Panic attacks. Constant worry. Anxiety can look different for everyone, and how we handle it is SO important. When anxiety starts to impact your daily life – getting in the way of your work and your relationships – it’s time to speak with a counselor.
Common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Racing thoughts
- Envisioning worst case scenarios
- Having shaky hands and/or legs
We offer virtual telehealth counseling sessions as well as in-person sessions at our office in downtown Indianapolis.
Rock Life Counseling offers free consultations
Research shows that the fit between you and your counselor is THE most important factor that predicts a successful outcome. During your free consultation we’ll get to know each other so that we can both decide if we are a good fit. If we are, we’ll schedule your first therapy session.
How It Works
Ahead of your first session, you’ll fill out a brief questionnaire. We’ll start by discussing your physical health, such as sleep habits, nutrition, and exercise. Then we’ll dive into what you think impacts your anxiety levels.
You’ll choose what to share with us about your personal history and current situation. We’ll ask some detailed questions as we get to know you, and you’ll decide how much to share. Whether you want us to change the subject or dig deeper, that choice is yours.
You’ll walk away from our first session with a game plan of specific action steps you can take to get some immediate relief from your anxiety.
From there, we’ll take it one week at a time.
Some clients get the tools they need to manage their anxiety after 2-3 sessions. They can come back for tune ups when life circumstances change, or when their coping plan needs to be modified. Other clients benefit from regularly speaking with a counselor every other week on a long-term basis.
About Rock Life Counseling
I’m Steve Monte, and I founded Rock Life Counseling after a decade of managing counseling programs and teaching graduate students. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders because I’ve dealt with my own. At its worst, I found myself having a full-blown panic attack while driving in the fast lane on the open highway. I was afraid I was going to crash and die in spite of the light traffic and clear road conditions.
At the same time, I was frustrated by the traditional model of counseling. It wasn’t working for many clients that I saw out there struggling. They’d go looking for some specific type of help that would meet their needs, only to come up empty time and time again.
I can help you take the thoughts that are spinning around in your head, put them into words, and make mindful choices about the actions you can take to feel better.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take insurance?
Yes, you can use insurance to pay for sessions. We accept Anthem / Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare insurance, including UMR.
We have experience billing insurance and can help you understand what your insurance counseling benefits include.
Insurance companies typically pay 75-100% of the cost, depending on your plan. We promise to be a partner with you and keep the process as simple as possible. If cost is an issue, we’ll work with you to create a plan that fits in your budget.
How does scheduling work?
We keep our calendars online, and we grant our clients access to schedule their own appointments. Most clients are able to get in for their first appointment within 1 week after they make a decision. You never have to worry about finding a time that will work for you, because we’re an open book. You can literally schedule anytime during the week that you see space on our calendars. We do have some evening and weekend appointments available, but they’re pretty popular spots so they fill up quickly.
How many sessions do I need?
We don’t ask anyone to commit to multiple sessions unless you see that as helpful. We typically meet every 1-2 weeks. This can be especially important early in the process when you and your counselor are still getting to know each other. Later, some clients choose to meet more or less frequently. Our counselors can help you figure out what’s right for you.