These FAQs are designed to provide a better understanding how we work

Do you accept insurance?

Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes does not currently accept insurance at this time. However, Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes can provide you or your family with receipts or other billing information to provide to your insurance for reimbursement.

What are your fees?

Fees vary depending on the service provided. Please contact Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes to obtain more specific and accurate information.

Do you prescribe medication?

Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes works in collaboration with his clients to provide recommendations on finding a psychiatric provider to meet their needs, because as a psychologist, he does not prescribe medicaiton.

What problems do you treat?

Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with difficulties across multiple areas of functionality. He works with individuals who have an ADHD, mood disorders, behavioral problems, social difficulties, learning problems, and histories of trauma and abuse, for example. Additionally, he also works with families and couples as is appropriate. Contact him to verify availability.

How often does therapy occur?

During the initial stage of treatment, session frequency is typically once weekly. As progress toward treatment goals is made, session frequency is often decreased. Keep in mind, there is no standard for how often sessions are held. If Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes believes you would benefit from an alternative schedule, this will be discussed with you.

How long does treatment last?

Just as everyone is unique, the length of time it takes to resolve issues and meet goals in therapy is dependent on the individual. For more specific goals, therapy may be limited to just a few sessions. However, for more deep seeded issues, like major behavioral problems or emotional instability, longer term treatment may be warranted.

How long are therapy sessions?

Therapy sessions typically last 45 – 50 minutes, per session. However, depending on the issues present, and individuals involved, therapy may involve the presence of an individual’s partner, off-spring, or other family members, to best alleviate current difficulties.

What happens in therapy?

Therapy can look different, depending on the provider you choose. To determine if Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes is the right provider for you, below is a general outline of the therapeutic process with him, depending on your age and presenting problem.

  • Therapy With Children: Therapy with children is typically a collaborative process with both the parents and the child. Parents will meet with Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes for the first session, by themselves (i.e. no children present), to outline the current difficulties they are experiencing.

    • Future sessions will involve the parents for 5 minutes at the beginning and end of session, to discuss how the parent can be an active part in helping their child demonstrate appropriate behavior. The remaining time will be spent alone with the child engaging in activities to model and teach appropriate skills to reduce their negative behaviors and/or feelings.

  • Individual Therapy With Adults: Individual therapy typically focuses on the wants, issues, and goals, of the individual. You will work collaboratively with Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes to remove the obstacles in your life that are hindering your success.

  • Couples Therapy: Couples therapy focuses on bringing both partners into the room and discussing what roadblocks are currently present in their relationship, in a productive and appropriate manner. Sometimes, this can be done with the use of a couple’s assessment, to give empirical data about a couple’s strengths and weaknesses. Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes will assist you in identifying those roadblocks, as well as teaching and modeling appropriate skills to have a healthier relationship.

What is a couple’s assessment?

To help couples better understand their relationship, and their interactions with their partner, Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes can perform a couple’s assessment. This assessment will likely involve both individuals answering several questionnaires about their own behavior, as well as their interactions with their partner. Following this, Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes will provide both individuals with concrete data about the overall relationship, potential problem areas, and concrete recommendations to build a stronger and happier union.

Additionally, included in the cost of this assessment are three follow-up sessions to provide both individuals with an explanation of the results, as well as a way to provide the groundwork for improvement regarding their obstacles.