Will therapy really work for me?
-I believe that therapy will do for you what you do with it. Making the decision to enter into counseling is a serious one and should be given much thought. From my experience clients that enter into therapy wanting and expecting change have the best results.
What is a typical therapy session like?
A typical counseling session most often takes about 50 minutes. Client’s are seen on a weekly basis until client’s goals have been met and/or client and therapist feel it is appropriate to be seen on a bi-weekly basis. There are times of extreme crisis where a client may have to be seen more often.
Your first session is an intake counseling session where I gather information from you that will help me better understand your need for counseling.
During an average counseling sessions you will talk about your primary concerns and any ongoing issues or stressors in your life. Often we will discuss unresolved issues from your past in an effort to help heal and move forward.
How long will I have to be in therapy?
-The amount of time it may take to fully heal from past trauma is immeasurable. Depending on your clinical needs and your commitment to the counseling process no estimated length of time can be determined.
Insurance Questions and Answers
Will my insurance pay for counseling services?
-Your counseling services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. I DO accept CareFirst Blue Cross insurance. For all other insurance I am what is called an “out of network” provider and your insurance company may reimburse you. Together we will discuss your insurance options and I will provide you with a statement that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Am I guaranteed reimbursement from my insurance company?
-Check with your insurance carrier to ensure you are covered.
Here’s a list of sample questions to ask your insurance representative:
- Do I have mental health benefit coverage from an out of network provider?
- Have I met my deductible?
- How much will I have to pay out of pocket each session to see an out of network provider?
- How many counseling sessions are covered per plan year?
- Where do I find the reimbursement form that is to be submitted to my therapist?
- Is primary care physician approval required?