FAQs

You and our therapist will discuss any issues that you are currently looking to work on. This is also a good opportunity for you to ask any additional questions that you may have about our practice. At the end of the consultation, you and the therapist will decide what the next step will be with regards to therapy and services.

There are many benefits to engaging in therapy. Some of these include: gaining a better understanding of oneself, figuring out life goals and prospects, improving personal relationships, developing coping skills, enhancing problem-solving abilities, making positive changes to problem behaviors, and boosting self-esteem. Your therapist will work with you throughout this process and offer new insight to an issue that you have been struggling with. The benefit that you obtain will ultimately depend on how committed you are to the treatment.

There is no specific time frame when working on personal development and growth. Depending on the type of changes that you are looking to make and the variety of issues that you are attempting to work on, therapy can last from a few sessions to much longer. Some find therapy to be extremely beneficial and choose to make it a long-term process.

After careful consideration, we have made the decision not to be a provider for any managed care programs. Being an in-network provider would mean that we would be employed by the insurance company as opposed to working directly (and privately) for you.

Many clients prefer to work with a therapist outside of their insurance plans, for a variety of reasons, such as

  • You hold a greater degree of privacy and confidentiality since we are not required to share a great deal of your personal information with the insurance companies.
  • You can choose any therapist you want to work with – especially when she or he has been referred by a friend or colleague who has worked with that therapist.
  • We are not limited to a pre-set number of sessions or certain treatment protocols that are determined by the insurance companies in order to control their costs.

By working privately with us, we can collaboratively decide on the methods to use and the length of time we will work together, rather than having these decisions made by a third party.

For the possibility of out of network reimbursement from your insurnce company, please ask the following questions of your insurance provider:

  • What is my out-of-network deductible and has it been met?
  • What is the out of network allowed amount per session?
  • What percentage of that amount will I be reimbursed when I pay out of pocket?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
  • How do I request reimbursement?

What are your fees?

Our fee is $190 per session. Longer family or couples sessions are priced proportionately.

We accept all forms of payment including cash, checks, PayPal, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, etc).and HSA cards

Our cancellation policy requires 24-hour notice of cancellation. Cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice requires payment in full. If you are unable to attend your session in person, you can always do it via phone or video.

If you are committed to making personal changes for greater life satisfaction, then you are ready to seek therapy. Many people believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems” in order for therapy to be appropriate. This is not the case, anyone can benefit from therapy. Some even choose to come in for insight only.

Confidentiality is one of the most important components in therapy, as successful therapy requires a high degree of trust. With few exceptions, the highly sensitive material that is discussed between you and your therapist will not be shared with anyone else without your permission. For example, your therapist may share information with someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law will only be allowed to release this information after obtaining your written consent. In addition, therapists are legally mandated to make certain disclosures in cases where there is suspicion of harm to oneself, harm to others, or child abuse. All such disclosures will be discussed with you in advance.

Yes. Our therapists offer treatment sessions for psychotherapy by telephone, Facetime, or Zoom. You may use this service at any time if are unable to attend your regularly scheduled in-person session. You will be charged your usual rate for your telephone or video chat session.

You will need to contact us and schedule your FREE 15 minute phone consultation.

The length of our sessions depend on the type of service you receive:
• An individual psychotherapy session is 50 minutes.
• A couples session is 60 minutes.
• A family therapy session is 60 minutes.
• EMDR sessions are 60 minutes.

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