How much does therapy cost?
The fee for a 50-60 minute session is $150. We charge the same fee for individual, couples, and family therapy. We offer a sliding scale (reduced fee based on household income and number of household members) for those who qualify. If you feel you may qualify for a reduction or are unable to afford the fee, please inquire about a reduction with your therapist.
Should I bring anything with me to my first session?
Paperwork will be provided at the first session or save time by downloading forms from the contact page. The paperwork is brief and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. We do ask that you provide a credit/debit card for our files, regardless of how you wish to pay for the session. All fees are due at the time services are provided. We accept cash, check, credit/debit card, and Flex Cards (through your employee flexible medical spending account).
How often will we meet and how long will therapy take?
This answer varies depending the nature of the issue, and if it is a short-term goal or long-term goal that leads you to therapy. Most people come once a week, but schedules are flexible based on goals, intensity of problem, progress in therapy and scheduling issues. We focus on helping you achieve your particular goals. You and your therapist will discuss what is right for you.
Do you see clients for longer than one hour?
The typical session is 50 minutes. Occasionally, clients may schedule longer sessions, as needed. Please notify the therapist if you would like to schedule an extended session. Fees will be adjusted based on the duration of the session.
Do you accept insurance?
Our therapists are considered Out of Network for all but Cigna. This means that we currently do not contract with insurance companies. There are two primary reasons for this. The first is that most insurance companies typically do not cover couples and/or family counseling (please check with your insurance company, if desired). The second is that we wish to protect your privacy and the information you provide.
If you do wish to seek reimbursement through your insurance company, please speak to your therapist about getting a detailed receipt, called a Superbill. This will require the therapist to provide a mental health diagnosis, as well as dates of services and fees paid. You will submit this to your insurance company and any available benefits will be sent to you or applied to your deductible.
Is therapy confidential?
Yes. The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are specific exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include suspected child abuse or disabled adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately to protect vulnerable persons.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person(s). The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.
Please see the HIPAA Privacy Practices document for further exceptions.