Rates & What To Expect
Counseling sessions are generally 55 minutes each. I currently accept Tricare, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Optima insurances. After the initial consultation I will get your insurance information and verify it prior to your first appointment. Most insurances will cover mental health services. There might be a co-pay or deductible, I will be able to provide more information after I verify your insurance.
If you don’t have insurance or choose not to use your insurance or you have an insurance provider that I do not accept.
Reasons some clients choose not to use insurance
Confidentiality, insurance companies can’t access these records
You are in control of your treatment. Insurances don’t have a say on how long the session has to be and how many sessions are allowed. Some insurances even have “approved modalities”
You don’t have a diagnosis. When you use insurance, I have to give you a diagnosis.
You may still be eligible for reimbursement for our services
Some situations qualify as tax deductible expenses when you file itemized
If you are choosing private pay
I can provide you with a “superbill” at the end of each month to be submitted for reimbursement to your insurance company if you have PPO, HAS, or another flexible benefit plan.
Please check with your insurance company about out-of-network benefits and deductibles. Most companies cover anywhere from 50-80% of services.
The investment is $145 for a 55 minute session. Most of the clients see me weekly for at least first 10 sessions. I also provide intensives for couples and families, 3-6 hours long in one day. Hourly rate will apply.
There is a sliding scale available for people in extreme circumstances. It is discussed personally and determined on a case by case basis.
Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check, Flex Medical Cards, or credit card and is due at the beginning of each session.
A cancellation fee will occur if notice has not been given within 48 hours before your appointment. In order to hold a spot, credit card information is required when you make your appointment.
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What to expect during initial consultation
The purpose of this consultation is to “break the ice” and see if it is a good fit. I will not ask you to explain the issue, but it generally would be helpful to know what got you to look for help.
Some reasons people shared they have decided to seek counseling
- Feeling stressed and tense all the time
- Worry about things they cannot control
- Feeling unfulfilled in life
- Being unhappy in the relationships
- Being unhappy at the job
- Spirituality and religious belief struggles
- Striving for perfection and being unhappy because of that
- Doing things for other people and not taking into the account their own feelings and needs
- Not feeling like they belong, feeling odd, not enough or not good enough
The biggest portion of a “good therapist” is the relationship between the client and therapist. It is also important that the therapist has special training, knowledge, and experience, yet the relationship and trust is still the most important factor when measuring “good fit” it takes time.
What to expect during your first appointment
I do not have a receptionist. When you arrive, the suite 130 is where waiting room is located. Feel free to wait there. I will look for you at your schedule appointment time. Some clients choose to text upon arrival. Most of the time the only person that you will meet during your visit would be me. My office is located in suite 140.
I do not follow a strict assessment form. During the first visit we will talk about what brought you to therapy, what you are struggling the most with, I will ask you about your family and how it was for you during childhood years. We will also discuss spiritual beliefs, your eating habits, and your relationship with money if that is important to you. Remember, it is your therapy, it is your time, and you can choose what stands up the most on that day. I will make suggestions if you are not sure.
During the first session we will also discuss the cancelation policy, frequency of the therapy, and desired outcomes. I do have a 48 hour cancelation policy. If you are unable to make it to your appointment please text to notify me as soon as you can. Most of the time I can do an online session or reschedule you within the week. If you are unable to make it or I do not have availability then a cancellation fee will apply.
As I have mentioned earlier, weekly appointments are suggested, especially at the beginning of the therapy. Although, bi-weekly appointments can also be an option.