Common QuestionsAnswers to the most commonly asked questions regarding counseling services
How do I schedule a counseling appointment?
Thank you for your interest in working with me. I am out on extended maternity leave beginning late 2019 and am not accepting new clients.
What is your rate for counseling sessions?
My rate for a standard 55 minute session is $145. I offer longer sessions (110 minutes) when appropriate and based on availability. Payment is required at the end of each session. I accept all major credit cards, checks and cash, as well as HSA and FSA cards. There is a $5 discount if paying with cash (please have correct change).
Do you take insurance?
While I do not take insurance as a direct form of payment, it is possible for your session to be covered by your personal insurance, partly or in full, under your “out-of-network” benefits. If you would like to use your insurance for you counseling sessions, I can provide you with a Statement for Reimbursement form (also called a Superbill) for you to submit directly to your insurance company for partial or full reimbursement. Please keep in mind that in order to use your insurance, I will have to give you a mental health diagnosis that will become part of your permanent medical record.
Some insurance companies do not provide coverage for counseling, so be sure to contact your insurance provider to ask if you have “out-of-network” coverage for counseling sessions.
How does counseling work?
The primary goal for the first session is for me to listen to your concerns and for both of us to determine if working together would be a good fit. Based on the information you provide, I will make recommendations for the focus, frequency and length of counseling.
The strategies and approach used during counseling will be determined by your specific goals. Examples of goals in counseling may be:
- Decrease feelings of anxiety and unwanted thoughts or behaviors.
- Increase self-acceptance and self-confidence
- Create and establish healthy boundaries in relationships
- Increase ability to communicate in a healthy way
- Explore beliefs about self, others, and God
- Explore and heal underlying issues including deep-rooted fears and insecurities
Counseling continues until you believe you have met your goals for the time being. No matter what brings you to counseling, most people walk away feeling more confident, free and supported as a result.
My spouse and I have worked with you as a couple. Do you still work with couples? Will you see us again?
While I have shifted my focus to work with women, I will gladly continue to work with couples with whom I have an existing relationship. For new clients interested in couples counseling, I am happy to refer you to some wonderful couples therapists who I know and trust.