"I'VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE...WHAT'S IT LIKE?"
I think therapy can seem strange. Meaning, you come into meet a complete stranger and talk about very personal things. Yet, I believe this is one reason therapy can be a powerful help. I am not in your family, I’m not connected to your life. I am an outsider with special training who truly wants to see you heal, move forward and work it through. I am an ally who shoots it straight and you do not have to worry about seeing me around the table at Thanksgiving! Most people tell me I’m warm, friendly and set them at ease quickly. Take time to fill out the paperwork that I send to you so we can use all the time to meet and get to know each other. The first session is usually about answering questions from me and getting an idea of what you are wanting therapy to accomplish. I also welcome any questions you have for me because I see this as us working together to get you where you want to be.
"HOW MUCH DOES EACH SESSION COST?"
The session is 50 minutes and my fee is $95.
For the premarital counseling featuring the SYMBIS assessment, the pricing is $250/person ($500 per couple) for five (5), one-hour, weekly sessions. This includes a detailed walkthrough of each element of the SYMBIS report.
"HOW DO I PAY FOR A SESSION?"
I accept cash, check, debit or credit card. If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Saving Account (FSA) with which you use a card or write checks, I can accept those also.
"DO YOU BILL INSURANCE?"
My clients pay the fee at the time of service. For those who wish to submit for insurance reimbursement I offer a document called a “superbill” to submit to your insurance company. If you do not want to hassle with your insurance I recommend contacting getbetter.co. They are experts at dealing with insurance companies and will not get paid unless you do. They collect 10% of what you are reimbursed. Please make sure to contact your insurer ahead of time to arrange for out of network care. Insurance payments have risks attached so be informed anytime you use your insurance. I think this blog post is a good explanation of things to be aware of when using your insurance to pay for therapy.
"WHY DON'T YOU TAKE INSURANCE?"
I value my time and want to spend it with clients. It is part of who I am to connect to others while helping them move forward in life. Insurance companies become an intrusive third party by dictating the length and number of sessions. I have multiple experiences of an insurance company denying payments after they gave initial approval. This puts a clients in the position of owing money for multiple sessions. Insurance also requires a diagnosis. Things like “I’m having a hard time in life” or “My child died and I’m grieving” isn’t on the list of approved diagnosis. The freedom to work with people as they need me is a best practice that I am committed to.
WHAT'S YOUR TRAINING AND BACKGROUND?
See my about me page.