Frequently Asked Therapy Questions
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Therapy is an investment in your life – career, relationships, health, and future. The ROI and value of counseling are immeasurable considering the profound impact it has on your life. Read more about my thoughts on investing and affording therapy here.
60-minute psychotherapy session – $200
You can pay by:
- Apple Pay
- Android Pay
- American Express
*I can offer different length of time sessions based on this rate if desired
Payment is due at time of service.
Nope. (But read on about using your out of network benefits).
I run a small boutique style private counseling practice, not a managed care driven mental health clinic. It is important for me to preserve the integrity of the counseling process and avoid conflicts with managed care. My clients enjoy holding privacy of not allowing insurance companies to have access to their personal affairs as well as not holding a mental health diagnosis, which can sometimes be an issue when holding high security clearance government jobs, obtaining life insurance, or any other process that digs into your privacy.
If it would be helpful for you to have insurance to reduce the cost of therapy, I am considered an out of network provider for almost all insurance companies (except medicaid/medicare). I encourage you to find out if your insurance covers out-of-network benefits. If so, I can provide you with a “Super Bill” to receive all or partial reimbursement for the cost of the therapy session. Full payment, however, will be collected that the time of your session.
You can also utilize your Flex Spending Account/Health Savings Account to pay for services. This helps save you money by using tax-free money to pay for services.
Why would I choose to pay privately instead of using my insurance?
- No documentation of a mental illness
- No limits to sessions
- Can receive therapy if I’m not “mentally ill”
- People have less access to your personal information
If you do not show up to your appointment, or cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you will be billed for the cost of the session.
Just like any investment first you want to know will it work? When you get the answer it depends that doesn’t sound very promising now does it.
The main factor in therapy success is the client-therapist relationship. Do I seem like someone that you could open up to? Based on what you’re reading, watching and listening to what I say, do you think I have the understanding and skill set to help you? Am I someone you could share things that you may have never shared with anyone else in your entire life? Well if so, then you came to the right place! These questions are difficult to discern without meeting, but that’s why I have a lot of content on my website, videos and so forth so you can get to know me.
As far as empirical evidence and my expertise and so forth, I have the skills to be able to help people who have gone through some serious shit. However, there are some things that I don’t really have experience doing and I know there are other therapists out there for those other things. So call me, tell me what’s up and if I don’t think I am the right person to help you I will give you the hook-up for who is.
You calling me crazy?
If you’ve never been to therapy before, or maybe if you went once or twice when you were younger or barely remember your previous experiences, understanding the whole process can be a bit confusing and weird.
I enjoy working with people new to therapy because progress tends to happen fairly fast for most of my new people as they haven’t explored life in the way therapy does yet in their lives.
The beginning part of therapy is a deep dive into getting to know you. I ask a lot of weird questions that might seem completely unrelated to the problem that you are coming in for help with. You’ll eventually see how all these weird questions connect and start to see your experiences, struggles, and life in a new way.
I’m pretty relaxed in my assessment and first concern is that you’re comfortable and you tell me your story in a way that feels best for you.
You’re in the driver seat, but I’ll let you know what roads I see important to go down and when may be a good time to venture on them or not. The ultimate decision is up to you.
This is likely one of the questions I get the most. Usually my clients find me this way if they’ve been referred by a trusted referral source. Unfortunately if people have experienced not so great therapy or not a good fit in therapy in the past, if often turns people off from seeking help from a licensed professional or not seek help at all. Which really saddens me.
Anyways I’ve have a lot of my clients who have had decent amount of therapy in the past say to me that I’m different. I don’t really get it because I couldn’t imagine doing therapy any other way. They often say they value my feedback, realness, acceptance, perspectives, new ways to actually create change. They feel like I’m working along side of them and that I’m in it with them.
I wish I could explain more about how I’m different, but I really can’t because I’ve never had me for a therapist to compare to a different therapist and I can’t tell you exactly what my clients say either because that line is blurry with privacy. So I invite you to call me for a free 20 minute phone consult to ask me all of the questions so you can get a feel if I’m the “different” that you’re looking for.
Please call me for a Free 20 minute phone consultation and I will be happy to answer them. Or shoot me an e-mail!