Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I'm sure you have some questions to ask before scheduling an appointment with me. Here are some questions I am frequently asked. I hope you find your answer here, but if you don't, feel free to schedule a consultation with me and I will be glad to answer any questions you have.
How frequent is therapy?
Therapy sessions are typically one hour, once a week, for a period of two to six months.
The intensity of therapy depends on how severe the issue is. More intense therapy can be longer, including more hours and/or more days a week, depending on your needs. Less intense therapy can occur every other week or once a month as maintanence. I review the progress of therapy with you at each session to make sure it is benefitting you.
What should I expect at my first session?
At your first session, I will review my policy and consent forms with you to make sure they are clear and answer any questions you may have. I will ask for more details about what brought you into therapy and help you develop a goal, or goals, for therapy. Having a goal will help me determine which interventions to use for your particular issue and will help you to narrow your focus on achievable measures. Remember: improving one part of your life helps other parts of your life.
Do you take insurance?
If you have out-of-network benefits, I can provide you with a Super Bill to bill your insurance company.
I am not in-network with any insurance companies. If you want to use insurance, you should contact your insurance company and make sure your plan covers the service you are looking for. You do not want to participate in therapy assuming your insurance will cover couples counseling or family therapy and be stuck with a bill when they only partially pay or do not pay at all. You also want to find out what your co-pay amount is. You can then ask about providers who are in your network.
Things to know about insurance:
You must meet the criteria of a diagnosis from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) to attempt to use any type of insurance.
There is no guarantee that your insurance company will accept the diagnosis for payment unless a representative verifies your policy covers that specific diagnosis code.
Any accepted diagnosis will remain on your permanent health record and may be used by your insurance company to assess your fees and coverage. You have a right to know what diagnosis you are being given by the mental health professional.
Insurance plans may limit how many sessions you can have.
What is your fee?
I charge $125 per hour for providing my professional services. We cannot put a price on our health and relationships. They are priceless. My fee reflects the skilled and dedicated services I provide to help you achieve the transformations you desire and live the life you prefer for years to come.
Prepay for four (4) hours, receive $100 off.