How long and how many times a week is a typical session?
Initial sessions are usually approximately 60 minutes long and additional sessions are between 45 to 60 minutes. Most clients are seen once a week in the beginning, then, as time goes on, less frequently. The number of sessions depends on what your current needs are. Additionally, the number or frequency of visits may depend on the availability of the particular counselor.
How long will I be in counseling?
The length of time a client is in counseling depends the nature of the problem and the goals of the counseling. Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a set course of counseling. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period of time.
What if I want couples counseling, but my partner won't come?
Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for counseling. However, we often find that it is possible to improve the relationship with just one person involved in counseling.
How much are your Fees and do you take insurance? Your fee depends on the kinds of services you request and the counselor that you see. If you have insurance with which your counselor is credentialed with, then your fees will be based on your deductible and/or copay/coinsurance dictated by your insurance company. You can learn more about the insurance we accept, fees, methods of payment, and general payment policy here.
United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health
Various EAPs (Employee Assistance Programs)
None of our counselors are capable of accepting Medicare at this time.
We are continually applying to become credentialed with more insurance and EAP panels. Please feel free to call us to see if we are now credentialed with your insurance plan. Additionally, many plans have Out-of-Network benefits, which means you could still use your insurance benefits with a slightly higher copay or coinsurance amount. Out of pocket fees differ depending on the counselor/therapist that you see.
We accept cash, check, and credit/debit cards as forms of payment.
Do I need to take medications?
As counselors and therapists, we are not legally allowed to prescribe medications. However, based on a joint assessment of problems you are facing, it may be advisable to consult with a psychiatrist or other medical doctor or a medical psychologist to determine whether medication is warranted. Typically, clients see someone under their health insurance coverage or we can refer you to a psychiatrist, medical psychologist, or other doctor.
Why do counselors/therapists request permission to contact my primary care physician? Counselors and Therapists usually work with medical physicians to determine whether your concern is a medical or mental health issue. also, we work with physicians and may help provide information regarding any reported side effects or medication compliance. Regardless, clients have to specifically give the therapist permission to release such information.
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