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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have any questions not answered below, please contact me.

 

HOW DOES THERAPY WORK?

There are often times in a person’s life where one or more obstacles keep us from successfully moving forward. Therapy is a tool that we can use to overcome those obstacles and start working toward becoming the best version of ourselves. I utilize a mix of techniques to help people identify their obstacles, raise their awareness of underlying issues, and learn and practice strategies to manage their concerns. I recommend that therapy occur once weekly for 50 minutes at a time but therapy can be more or less frequent with longer or shorter sessions depending on your preferences and the issues you wish to address.

IS THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?

Psychotherapy is an effective tool for many people. It works best for those who have some motivation for change and who are interested in talking through their issues in order to gain insight into their behaviors. Therapy is a two-way street and while the therapist will offer insights and helpful tools, it is up to the client to decide to utilize what they learn in therapy in their everyday lives. I work with individuals in the state of Pennsylvania with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders. Contact me and we can discuss whether my services would be a good fit for you.

HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THERAPY?

Therapy doesn’t have a set time length. My goal is to continue therapy until all the goals we have set together are accomplished. The length of therapy depends on what your goals are. After we begin working together, I will check in with you periodically to ensure that we are making good progress. Each client also has the option to stop therapy at any time if they so desire.

IS ONLINE THERAPY EFFECTIVE?

Studies have shown that online therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy. In order for therapy to be as effective as possible, I recommend video sessions rather than phone sessions. However, for some more significant mental health issues, I may recommend that in-person therapy is a more effective option and refer you to an appropriate provider.

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

At this time I accept payment by check and debit or credit card. Payment is due at the time of service. I will send you an invoice after each session. I am not in-network with any insurance providers. However, upon request, I can provide you with an itemized receipt of services that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement of out-of-network services. Please contact your insurance company directly to find out what your plan may reimburse for an out-of-network mental health provider.

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

​The regular fees for my services are as follows. However, I do offer services at a reduced fee as needed. Please let me know if you are experiencing financial hardship and we can discuss options.

  • 15-20 minute phone consultation: Free

  • 30-minute individual therapy session: $60

  • 50-minute individual therapy session: $100

WILL YOU PROVIDE ME WITH A GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE?

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (804) 206-9707.

HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

Contact me by phone or email to schedule a free 20-minute consultation, during which we will discuss whether outpatient treatment is the appropriate level of care for you, scheduling, fees, initial paperwork, and the specific concerns you would like to work on in therapy.

WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ON YOUR PRIVACY PRACTICES?

You can find a notice of my privacy practices by clicking this link.

READY TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION?

Give me a call at (804) 206-9707 or click the button to set up a consultation where we can talk more about your goals for therapy.