What happens during a complimentary phone consultation?
Is anything we discuss confidential?
What is psychotherapy?
Therapy is the process of learning about yourself in order to make changes in how you experience your life and interact with the world around us. This process involves stretching to see yourself and others more clearly and authentically in order to find more satisfaction. Therapy involves learning to recognize, tolerate, and respond to your emotional needs on an ongoing basis. If you have had difficult, painful, and/or traumatic experiences, therapy will involve working though and integrating these experiences. The relationship you have with your therapist is carefully structured to provide a safe space for you to explore who you are and how you view and relate to yourself and others.
A good therapist is trained to see, and help you to see, the patterns of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that may be contributing to you feeling stuck or experiencing distressing symptoms. During session, your role will be to share openly and honestly about yourself, your experiences, and what you are thinking or feeling. Together we will begin to notice patterns and make connections that will help us make sense of the difficulties that led you to seek therapy. Your goals and your process of reaching them will be unique to you; we will work together to identify ways for you to grow towards your goals.
Do you prescribe psychiatric medication?
Why would I consider counseling or psychotherapy?
Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy is an investment in the self. It isn’t just for an earth-shattering moment of personal tragedy; it is a tool that embraces success, creates depth in your life, and can inspire those around you.
Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy can help:
- Bring you one step closer to living an authentically happy life oriented towards your true needs, wants, and a better understanding and respect for your feelings
- Improve your relationships through developing compassion, empathy, becoming a better listener and communicator
- Enhance how you feel about yourself by helping you reclaim your personal power
- Reenergize you through empowerment and becoming excited about your own growth
- Liberate you from the past by ending patterns of self-sabotage and learning to take responsibility for your life instead of feeling stuck and helpless
- Highlight and celebrate the abundance that your life has to offer
- Awaken and restore our shared human drives toward understanding, connection, and transformation
Successful people embrace therapy.
Give yourself permission to give it a try, and please feel free to contact me to see if I align with you.
How long are appointments?
Individual therapy appointments are 45 minutes or 55 minutes depending upon your needs. Group therapy sessions are 75 minutes.
How can I benefit from therapy?
How long does therapy typically last?
Do you accept insurance?
How do I use my out-of-network benefits to pay for the therapy?
Many insurance companies provide out-of-network reimbursement for mental health services. In addition to providing you with a monthly statement of services, I will gladly help you complete the necessary forms that you must submit to your insurance provider.
If you plan to use these benefits, I recommend that you contact your insurance company before our first appointment in order to determine your out-of-network mental health coverage, and to ask the following questions:
- Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
- What is my out-of-network deductible? Has my deductible been met for the year?
- Once I reach my out-of-network deductible, what percentage of the fee will my insurance cover?
- Is there a session limit that my insurance will pay for a 45-minute session (code 90834) or for a 60-minute session (code 90837)?
- Do I need precertification in order to see an out-of-network provider?
HOW DO I USE GHI/EMBLEMHEALTH OUT-OF-NETWORK FOR THERAPY?
WHAT IS “BALANCE BILLING”?
Balance Billing = Set Reimbursement Rates (paid by Insurance) + Balance of Usual and Customary Session Rate (paid by Client)
This is the allowed amount that the insurance will reimburse and the usual and customary rates or what the therapist may charge. The reimbursement rate is a fixed amount determined by the insurance company. Thus, there will likely be a difference between the reimbursement from the insurance company and the fee your therapist charges.
WHAT IS A DEDUCTIBLE?
WHAT IS THE TYPICAL GHI DEDUCTIBLE?
So, let’s say your therapist charges a reduced fee of $100 per session, you would be responsible for paying $35 a session (see reduced fee table above) after reaching your deductible.
If you are on an individual plan, you would pay $200, and then GHI would pay $65 thereafter.
If you are under a family plan, the family must collectively reach a certain amount, $500, in the case for GHI. So, if one or more members of the family pays for $500 worth of services, GHI will then begin reimbursement at a $65 rate per session.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF STAYING IN-NETWORK VS. OUT-OF-NETWORK (OON)
How frequent are appointments?
While many people begin therapy with weekly sessions. More frequent sessions can be scheduled based on the clients needs and treatment goals.
Do you offer phone or video chat sessions?
When are appointments available?
By appointment, I offer daytime and evening sessions.
After starting therapy, do therapy fees ever change?
What are your fees and how can I pay them?
How do I schedule an appointment?
Feel free to contact me for a complimentary consultation by phone (646.798.8354) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).