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  • How does counseling work?
    Clients are encouraged to schedule a consultation appointment prior to the start of counseling. The primary goal for the consultation is for me to listen to your concerns and for both of us to determine if working together would be a good fit. If so, a complete psychosocial assessment will be completed at your initial appointment and, based on the information you provide, we will collaboratively develop treatment goals for you to work towards. The strategies and approach used during counseling will be determined by your specific goals. Examples of goals in counseling may be: - Decrease feelings of anxiety and unwanted thoughts or behaviors. - Increase self-acceptance and self-confidence - Create and establish healthy boundaries in relationships - Increase ability to communicate in a healthy way - Examine past traumas and identify current impact - Explore and heal underlying issues including deep-rooted fears and insecurities Counseling continues until you believe you have met your goals for the time being. No matter what brings you to counseling, most people walk away with a new self-perspective.
  • What is the cost per session?
    Initial diagnostic evaluations begin at $195. Ongoing sessions begin at $150. Full cost of sessions will be discussed with client during initial consultation.
  • How long will I be in counseling?
    We will work together to determine how long your counseling will last. Some concerns can be resolved in a short period of time; others can take longer. The number of sessions you receive may be impact by your contract with third-party payees but treatment goals will be developed with this in mind.
  • Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.
    Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
  • Are my sessions confidential?
    With some exceptions, nothing you disclose can be discussed with a third party without a signed Release of Information from you. The exceptions are: (1) Suspicion of Child Abuse and Neglect. All concerns related to suspected child abuse and neglect will be reported to the appropriate Child Abuse Hotline. (2) Concern for your safety or someone else as a result of your behaviors. (3) Request for records from third-party payees. (4) Compliance with court-ordered subpoenas.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    I accept insurance for individual counseling only. Effective 1 September, I will no longer accept insurance as reimbursement for new clients seeking couples or family counseling. In addition to accepting private pay clients, I also accept reimbursement from the following insurance providers via Alma and Headway: Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, UMR, Oscar, UHC Student Resources, AllSavers UHC, Harvard Pilgrim, and United Healthcare Shared Services. If I am not credentialed with your insurance provider, I will only provide a monthly invoice as a receipt of payment and documentation of services. As a private pay provider, I am under no obligation to provide a Statement for Reimbursement form (also called a Superbill) nor respond to requests from insurance companies for documentation related to your out-of-network claim.
  • Do you provide in-person sessions?
    No, I do not provide in-person sessions.
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