"Kate, I have some questions about therapy..."
I hear you!
Navigating the process can be daunting—which is why I have put together some common questions people have when trying to find a therapist. Of course, if you have a question that isn't answered here, you can always call or email email@example.com.
Do you take insurance?
Great question. I am an "out-of-network" provider, meaning that you will need to check with your insurance company to see what they cover for out-of-network providers. After every session, I will provide you with a receipt called a superbill that you can submit to be reimbursed.
Here are some questions to ask when you call your insurer:
Does my plan reimburse for out of network providers?
If so, at what percentage? Do I need to meet my deductible before coverage kicks in? If so, what is my deductible?
Is there a limit on how many sessions per calendar year my plan covers?
What is your rate per session?
Session- 50 minutes- $159
Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards are accepted methods of payment. HSA and FSA funds can be used to pay for therapy as well.
Is therapy confidential?
Absolutely! Confidentiality is essential to the process of building trust. There are however, three legal limits to confidentiality meant to keep you (the client) and others safe. These limits are: suspected child abuse or a client's intent to harm him or herself or another.
How long does therapy last?
Individual sessions last for approximately 50 minutes and are typically once a week at the beginning. Depending on the issues, therapy can be short-term to work on a specific issue or longer-term to address more ingrained patterns. Regardless, we will work out a treatment plan that fits you and your needs.
Can you prescribe medication?
No, I cannot prescribe medication. I believe medication, when needed and used with therapy, can be extremely helpful and I can work with you and a psychiatrist or general practitioner to find the right one for you if need be.
How will I know if you're the right therapist for me?
This is a really important one. I offer a free 15 minute phone session where we can discuss your goals and hopes for therapy and get a sense if our partnership would be the right fit for you.