One of the most important things to think about when you’re starting therapy is to make sure you feel comfortable with the therapist you’ve selected, and the best way to do this is to meet in person. I use the first few sessions as a way for us to get to know each other and work together to identify areas you’d like help with. This period isn’t only a chance to for me to learn about you — it’s a time for you to get to know me, as well.
Therapy sessions occur once or twice weekly. At the outset, people often wonder how long treatment will take. Since every individual is different, the length of treatment will depend on what brings you to therapy, as well as your unique circumstances and goals.
I am considered an “out-of-network” provider. I will provide you with a monthly receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement if you have out-of-network benefits or a flexible spending account, often called an FSA.
To understand more about your insurance, call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask about the following:
- Do I have out-of-network behavioral health benefits?
- What are my out-of-network behavioral health benefits?
- What is my out-of-network deductible, and has it been met?
- Do I have a co-pay or co-insurance? If so, how much is it?
- Is there a limit to the number of visits I can have per calendar year?
- Do I need prior authorization to visit a behavioral health care professional?
Therapy is an investment in changing your life for the better. In fact, research shows that psychotherapy can create new neural pathways in the brain. Together, we can create new patterns and habits around communication, relationships, thoughts, and behaviors that last for a long, long time.
Please contact me to discuss fees. I hold a limited number of slots open for clients who would benefit from a sliding scale.