FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is therapy right for me?
Therapy is an opportunity to discuss/talk about issues that are important to you, while having a trained objective person help work through not only the current situation but also improve skills in dealing with similar situations in the future. Therapy can be about one specific problem, or it can be about multiple ones. Something to mention, is that therapy is a collaborative event, it requires an active role from both the client at the therapist for change to occur. People see a therapist for a wide range of reasons including but not limited to stress management, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Sometimes an event occurs that causes an individual to seek out help, while for others, they may attend therapy because it provides a trained objective person to help them work through some issues they may have been struggling with for years. Counseling can be beneficial because a client may feel a sense of control in their life and have the tools to be able to make better decisions or changes in their life. It is designed for personal growth so you can become the best version of you and enjoy a life that you truly love.
How can therapy help?
Therapy can help you discover your strengths and positive characteristics, as well as uncover any unhealthy patterns that may be keeping you living the life that you desire. The benefits of therapy depend on your commitment and level of readiness. Some benefits can include improving self esteem, healing from past wounds, improving communication skills, learning/finding new coping skills, attaining a better understanding of yourself, changing old patterns and developing new ones, or managing your emotions. Therapists, being objective, can provide a different or a fresh perspective on a problem that you have been struggling with and guidance, support, courage, healing, and hope to help you live your best possible life.
How many therapy sessions will I need?
The number of sessions you will need depends on the concerns you have and your goals for treatment. Each session is tailored to your current needs and past progress. The goal of therapy is to gain skills and build your own resources so that you can fully support your own goals in the future. No matter what may be recommended, you are always the authority over how many session you want or need to attend. The length of counseling will vary depending on the individual's needs. Some people may need only a few sessions of counseling, while others may need longer-term treatment.
We do not accept insurance but it is possible for your services to be covered in full or in part, depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for counseling services. We can provide you with a ‘Superbill’ which you can file with your insurance company to seek reimbursement.
To help you determine your benefits, you will want to ask your insurance provider the following questions:
Does my health insurance plan include mental/behavioral health benefits?
Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
Do I have an out of network benefit?
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate of the session.
No Surprises Act
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for health care items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.