Are you accepting new clients? Yes! I am accepting new clients right now. How much time will I need to be in counseling? Everyone is different. There is not a set amount of time for counseling. I will work at your pace. How long can I see you for counseling? There is no time limit here. You are able to see your counselor as long as you and your counselor agree you are getting something out of the work you are doing together.
Can I use my insurance? I accept out of network benefits. You can check with your insurance provider to find out if they provide partial or full reimbursements for your sessions. Also, you can ask your insurance company (or HR representative at work) if you can use your flex spending account or health savings account to pay for sessions.
What are the session fees? I provide forty-five minute virtual sessions. Each psychotherapy session is $150. How much time do I need to cancel an appointment? All appointments need to be canceled at least 24 hours before your session to avoid full charge for the canceled session. Do you tell other people what we talk about? By law, everything discussed in session remains between you and I. However, there are a few exceptions such as expressing danger to harm yourself or another person and/or abuse of a child or elderly person. In those cases, your counselor is required by law to help in the best way they can which means getting some outside support for you.
Do you appear in court to speak on a family's behalf? In order to maintain a positive and healthy therapeutic relationship with my clients and family members, I do not provide assessments, court testimony, or assist in determining appropriate child-custody arrangements. Do you prescribe medication? Since I am not a medical doctor, I do not prescribe medication or educate you on how to take your medication. I can help you develop ways to remember to take your medication in order to keep you feeling well. What is the "Good Faith Estimate"? Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical 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. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees. Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. 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.