What can I expect from a therapy session?
Sessions typically last 50 minutes and can be individual, partners, or family. During our first session, we will take time to get to know each other. I may ask you some basic questions about you and about what has brought you in for therapy and what your goals for this time may be. This is also a chance for you to ask me any questions you may have about me or about the therapeutic process.
How often will we meet?
The frequency of our sessions depend on the reasons that brought you to therapy. However, typically in the beginning of a therapeutic relationship, I will meet with clients more frequently, usually once a week. Then, as time progresses and the client starts experiencing some of the benefits from the work they have done in therapy, sessions may become less frequent, usually switching to every other week or once a month.
Billing & Insurance
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept all major forms of payment including credit cards and Health Savings Account cards.
PPO or POS plans:
I am an approved “out of network” provider for most major insurance companies. If your insurance is a PPO or POS plan, I can typically submit a claim to your insurance company for your therapy.
*I am happy to bill your insurance company for your therapy, however, it is your responsibility to check with your insurance company and verify what your mental health coverage is for “out of network out patient mental health services. You will be financially responsible for any copay or deductible you may have.
If you have an HMO plan, you will need to check with your insurance provider to see if I am part of that HMO. If I‘m not, you will have to obtain permission from them to see me.
Is there a down side to using my insurance?
Some people don’t like to use their insurance company for mental health services. When I bill an insurance company, I have to provide the insurance company with a mental health diagnoses. This diagnosis then becomes part of the client’s medical record. Some clients try to avoid this step if possible.