FAQs

Therapy FAQs

Acknowledging that you can’t quite figure things out right now is actually a sign of strength because people who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In your work together, your therapist will help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself.

Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Medication can be effective but medication alone cannot teach you the skills and strategies for long-term changes. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths using effective and practical techniques that can help you accomplish your personal goals.

Therapy will be different for every individual because each person has different issues and desired outcomes. Your therapist will tailor their therapeutic approach to your specific needs because your symptoms may look like other people’s symptoms, but you and your needs are unique and that is how your therapist will approach your work together, with you in mind.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success and will be a very important part of positive outcomes. The tools and strategies that you learn are applied during your time in between your therapy sessions and we revisit, reassess and figure out what works and what doesn’t for you. The best way to get the most out of therapy, therefore, is to be open and get ready to dive in.

Everyone’s circumstances are unique and therefore, the length of time that you spend in therapy will be impacted by your desired goals for personal development, the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place and on your progress, which you and your therapist will evaluate together on an on-going basis.

Fee, Insurance & Cancellation Policy

The fee for individual sessions is $200 for 50-minutes.  Extended 75-minute sessions for individuals and couples are also available at a different rate.  Depending on your current health insurance benefits plan, it is possible for your psychotherapy services to be covered in full or in part. For insurance reimbursement information, please see the next drop down section below.

We are out of network providers and do not take any insurance, however, depending on your current health insurance benefits plan, it is possible for your services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.

We recommend asking the following five questions to your insurance provider to help determine your out of network benefits:

  • Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
  • Do I have out of network coverage?
  • Does my plan limit how many outpatient mental health or psychotherapy sessions per calendar year that are covered in my plan? If so, what is the limit?
  • Do I need a pre-approval/ pre-authorization or referral from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
  • What amount of the psychotherapy is reimbursed or covered?

Payment Options

We offer a number of payment options that include cash, check, HSA, FSA, debit and major credit cards.

Cancellation Policy

Your time is very valuable to us and we have the utmost respect for ensuring that we set our time aside with no other distractions or overlapping client bookings.

  • If you are unable to attend a scheduled session, please make sure you cancel at least 48 hours beforehand by text or email.
  • Failure to provide a 48-hour notice from the time of your scheduled appointment will result in a cancellation fee
  • No-shows will be charged a full-rate session fee.

Still have questions?

Free to reach out to schedule your 20-minute free consultation or to get started on an Appointment Request.