Common Questions

Do You Accept Insurance?

 

Insurance is accepted at both locations (please contact me for further information here): however I do work on a sliding scale. I believe that therapy should be accessible to all who seek a therapeutic experience. I recommend clients with insurance contact their member services to educate themselves regarding their benefits. (co-pays, out-of-pocket expenses)

 

Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

 

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?

  • What is my deductible and has it been met?

  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?

  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?

  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

  • What mental health diagnoses are covered by my plan?

  • Do I have out-of-network benefits to see a therapist who is not a network provider?  If so, what are the co-pay and out of pocket expenses to me?

 

What is Therapy Like?

 

Therapy is a unique process that can vary greatly depending on the individual and the goals of the client. Each client is unique in that individuals have different reasons for going through this process. Therapy is a wonderful experience, where the individual can learn about “self” in a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment. It is important that both therapist and client feel comfortable working with each other so that the process can be rewarding and life-changing for the client.

 

Generally, a therapist will want to discuss the events that lead the client to seek therapy in the first place and move on to resolving more specific goals for the client. Goals can always change, as does the client through the therapy process.

 

Therapy can be focused on a singular issue or can last long term – addressing overarching personal issues and working on emotional growth. On occasion, a therapist might suggest books, activities, or keeping track of events in your life. It is always important that a therapist has all relevant data and information to make experience work.