A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step.
Commonly Asked Questions About Starting Therapy
Are you seeing clients in person?
At this time, we are only seeing clients virtually. Virtual sessions will allow you to conveniently have sessions in the comfort of your home while staying safe from COVID. In the future, we do plan to resume seeing clients in person.
Why do therapy?
Every one of us experiences times in our lives when we need a little extra help to figure things out. It is never easy to take the step to go to therapy and it can be very hard to not only talk about your problems but to do it with someone you just met. Whatever the problem may be, the support and insight of a therapist can be very helpful. Making that first call for help can be hard, but it can lead you to discover the answers you didn’t know you had in within yourself.
Therapy works because it...
Offers a space to reflect, gather insight, learn skills to cope with strong emotions, and feel inspired, valued and heard. Our guiding principles are respect, appreciation of differences, and a balance between acceptance and change. We listen carefully and center the therapy around your needs. Through a mutual collaboration, we can find ways to solve problems and create healing leading to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress & conflict and improved quality of life.
This is my first time receiving therapy. What exactly is it?
Therapy provides a unique opportunity to form a relationship with an empathetic professional who will support you in identifying the tools that are needed for change and to collaborate with you on your journey of self-discovery, growth, and improved overall wellness.
How often will we meet and how long will it take?
We will meet either weekly or biweekly. Therapy will last as long as you need sessions to help resolve your challenges and meet your goals. Since we are each unique beings, unfortunately it is not possible to answer this question prior to the start of our work together. Your specific needs and goals will be discussed during the initial intake session and a recommendation will be made at that time.
What can I expect?
We will spend the first few sessions getting to know one another and building rapport. A non-judgmental space will be provided for support and guidance.
The role of your therapist is not to give advice, but instead to help guide you to the answers that are best suitable for you.
What treatment services are included?
We specialize in various challenges which can impact overall emotional wellness to include Depression and Anxiety, Women’s Issues, Stress Management, Self-Worth Issues, Grief and Loss, and Issues relating to Spiritual Uncertainty
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, we accept Anthem/BCBS, Cigna, United Healthcare, Aetna, Humana. If you do not see your insurance listed, we can provide you with a Superbill to assist you in obtaining a full or partial reimbursement from your insurance.
Please call your insurance directly to ask them about your out-of-network fees for outpatient mental health visits.
Please keep in mind that by us providing you with a Superbill for reimbursement from your insurance company, they will require a mental health diagnosis from us.
What are your fees?
For those who currently don’t have insurance coverage or opt to not utilize their insurance, our self-pay rates are $125 for the initial intake session and $100 for each session thereafter. Sessions last approximately 50 minutes.
90 min sessions are available for $200 per session.
How do I verify my insurance coverage and benefits?
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance. You can check your coverage by contacting your insurance carrier directly and asking some of the following questions:
- Do I have outpatient mental health insurance benefits?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- What is my copay for a therapy session?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, how much is my deductible? Does my deductible have to be met before therapy sessions will be covered? Have I met my deductible yet? What percent will I be responsible for paying once my deductible is met?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?