FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long are your sessions?
A standard therapy session is 45 minutes. Some individuals/ couples feel they need extra time, so you can also choose a 60 minute or 75 minute session if preferred.
How frequently will we meet?
A general recommend is to meet once week or once every two weeks as time and finances allow.
How long will I be in counseling?
Counseling is not one-size-fits all. We will re-evaluate our goals as we move along in this process. I see some individuals for months and some for years. Don't let that scare you! As you commit to the therapy process, you will begin to see its benefits and may decide to continue weekly, twice a month, or monthly. I will collaborate with you throughout your treatment to determine how many sessions and/or services you may need to receive the greatest benefit based on your presenting clinical concerns.
What are your counseling fees?*
Initial Evaluation Session (60min) - $225
Standard 45 minute Session - $175
30 minute Child Session (ages 4-12)-$125
60 minute Session- $225
75 minute session- $275
Financial assistance may be available based on financial need (please be honest if we need to discuss this option)
What are your hours?
Appointment times are offered during both daytime and evening hours. All efforts will be made to find an appointment time that suits your scheduling needs. Sessions last 45 minutes unless previous arrangements have been made.
What is your cancellation policy?
To cancel or reschedule an appointment, please give 24 hour notice via email or phone. If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment and have not given 24-hour notice, you will be expected to pay the full cost of the session.
Do you accept insurance?
Although insurance companies cannot be billed directly, all or part of your services may qualify for reimbursement through your individual insurance plan. I can provide you with a receipt (often known as a "Superbill") for you to submit for possible reimbursement for out-of-network services.
How do I ask my insurance company about out-of-network reimbursement?
The following questions may be useful when speaking with your insurance plan representative:
Do I have outpatient mental health insurance benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
May I only work with a provider approved by my plan or can I find my own and submit receipts for reimbursement?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
I see you also have a Master of Divinity. What is that, and how does it inform your work?
The Master of Divinity (M.Div) is the most common academic degree in the study of theology in seminaries and divinity schools. In many religions, the degree is the standard prerequisite for ordination or licensing to professional ministry. In addition to my work as a therapist, I am also an ordained minister with 10 years of pastoral ministry experience in a local congregation. I deeply value the counseling space to be a place where my own faith identity is not imposed onto my clients, and I welcome all regardless of their spiritual preference (or lack thereof). As ordained clergy, it is an honor to officiate the ceremonies of many of the premarital couples I work with for premarital counseling (learn more about this service here).
“Right to Receive a Good Faith Estimate of Expected Charges”
Under the No Surprises Act
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 one 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