Got questions? I’ve got answers! I go above and beyond to act as a safety net for my clients, and strive to make their experience as pleasant as possible. Take a look at some answers to the most frequently asked therapy-related questions below.
What type of therapy techniques do you use?
I'm trained in evidence-based practices such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. The type of therapy used is really dependent on the needs of the client.
How long does it take to see a difference?
How long does each therapy session take?
The initial evaluation session is 1.5 hours long and subsequent therapy sessions are between 45-60 minutes long.
What age range do you work with?
Each person has different needs and the number of sessions needed to see a difference is really dependent on the unique challenges a person is facing.
Therapy is also a partnership between clients and the therapist, so your active participation in session is really important to seeing the results you're looking for.
What are your fees?
I offer fee-for-service therapy at $150 per return visit session. Evaluation sessions are billed separately.
I accept Aetna and BCBS insurances.
What is your specialty?
I work with adolescents and teens age 14-19, as well as adults and families.
I work with individuals who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression and any life stressors that may be causing pain or difficulty.
Are there any benefits of not using insurance?
There are many reasons that people may not want to use insurance coverage for therapy services. Most insurance companies require personal information about you and your treatment, including a diagnosis and information about your treatment and progress in therapy, in order to approve services.
This information then becomes part of your medical record and may be accessible by other agencies in the future, such as health or life insurance agencies, and potentially even employers and lending agencies. It could also impact your ability to serve in the military.
Insurance companies have the right to approve or deny services based on your diagnosis and the type of treatment you are receiving. They can limit the number of sessions you are allowed and the type of treatment you can receive.
Is what I talk about kept private?
Everything you share in session is private, and will only be released when necessary, like if you or someone else are in danger. If you agree to information being shared with someone else, you would need to sign an informed consent document to give me specific permission to communicate with them.
Confidentiality is an extremely important part of the therapeutic relationship and is taken very seriously.