Frequently Asked Questions
What are your fees?
The intake assessment/first session is 60 minutes in length and is $150. Each follow-up session is 50 minutes in length and is $130/session. The fee is due in full at the time services are rendered, unless previous arrangements have been made.
Do you accept insurance?
I currently accept United/Optum and Aetna insurances. For those with other insurance providers, I can provide a superbill (detailed invoice) for you, should you choose to seek reimbursement for costs using out-of-network benefits.
Do you accept credit cards?
I accept all major credit cards and can set up autopay for your convenience. Clients are also able to use a FSA/HSA card. Care credit cannot be used, as it does not apply to mental health therapy. If your appointment is cancelled within the 24-hour required window, your card is not charged.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
I require a 24-hour minimum cancellation window to allow waitlist individuals an opportunity to be seen. For appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice and for no shows, you will be charged the full session fee and will be unable to schedule a future appointment until your account is settled. Exceptions made due to extenuating circumstances are at the full discretion of the therapist.
How can I schedule an appointment?
Use the fillable form under the "Contact" tab or email me directly at email@example.com. Please provide information regarding your requested day/time and I will get back to you with my availability. Once we find a time that works, you will be emailed the link to the client portal where intake paperwork can be completed.
What should I expect for my first session?
The first time we meet, I will generally focus on getting to know you and your reasons for seeking counseling. We will also discuss the nature of counseling, any previous experiences you've had with mental health services, and how I approach the counseling process. I will cover practice procedures, informed consent information, as well as how we will communicate regarding future appointments. When appropriate, diagnostic assessments might be conducted during the intake or following sessions, or a self-report version may be provided for you to complete between sessions.
How long is each session?
Each regular session is 50 minutes long. Ending on time will ensure that the next client is able to start on time, so you and I can both be mindful of winding down our discussion at the 45-minute mark. If you are more than 10 minutes late to a session without first notifying me of a delay, your appointment will be rescheduled and you may be subject to the late/no show fee.
Do you work with couples or families?
I provide counseling services for young adults and older individuals. Occasionally, during the course of therapy, it is helpful to have a spouse or family member join the session to better understand how to support their loved one. In these cases, I will work with family members and provide resources and support, but the focus of therapy continues to be on the individual who initiated counseling.