How long is each session?
Appointments are longer than the average therapist. Sessions are typically 60 minutes to allow time for your child’s session and a check in with you. I take on fewer patients than the average therapist, which means more time for your child.
How long will my child need to be in therapy?
That’s a great question. Many of the families I work with find relief and improvement in the first few weeks of treatment. Some families stay a little bit longer in therapy to make sure the skills they have learned can be maintained. A few families have a longer-term treatment because of the challenges affecting their life. Ultimately, we decide as a team what you family needs, and I am here to help make sure your needs are met.
How often will my child have sessions?
I wholeheartedly believe that your child should receive therapy based off of what meets his or her needs. It is most common to schedule regular weekly sessions in the beginning, for maximum effectiveness. We will space out our sessions as counseling is less needed.
You may have had the experience with other providers that you have to wait two to three weeks between appointments.That can be incredibly frustrating and can work against your child’s progress. If your child needs to be seen more frequently, I can accommodate that need.
I never take on too many clients so the quality or frequency of services for my clients is never impacted.
Can I get a hold of you in between sessions if my child needs something?
My number one priority is that your child gets the best care. I am accessible by phone and secure email in between appointments. You can call me directly and you won’t have to worry about leaving a message with a receptionist and wonder whether or not I received it.
What if my child needs help at school?
If your child needs support at school, I can collaborate with teachers and staff, and this is included in the value of treatment, with no extra charge to you.
Do you take insurance?
I am a private pay provider and have made an informed choice not to participate in insurance panels at this time. The most important reason is to protect your child’s confidentiality and the therapeutic process. Insurance companies require access to your child’s personal information including a mental health diagnosis and place limitations on the therapeutic process. In order to support your child’s unique healing process, I have elected to not accept these restrictions, and rely on your feedback and your child’s progress to determine the course of your child’s treatment.
I can supply you with a superbill for you to submit for personal reimbursement if appropriate. I am not able to contact or discuss client needs with insurance companies. I encourage you to contact your child’s insurance company to address all insurance questions with your insurance company directly.
What is the cost of the session?
The investment per session is $110. I accept cash, check and all major credit cards as forms of payment. Payment is due at the beginning of each session.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel by 5pm the evening before your appointment. You will be charged the full fee for missed sessions that are not cancelled by 5pm the evening before your appointment.
I have another question I’d like to ask you.
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!