Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. I've never been to counseling before. How does this work?

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    When we first talk, I'll get a little more information about who you are and what you hope to accomplish from therapy, and answer any preliminary questions you might have. That first 15-minute consultation is free! At our first counseling session, I'll take a detailed history, we'll talk about your therapeutic goals, then together, we'll set up a plan and schedule that works for you!
  2. How much does it cost?

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    Your first 90-minute session with your LPC is $225. Folllow-up sessions are: $125 / 45 min $150 / 60 min $195 / 75 minutes $225 / 90 minutes Rates for Interns and life coaches start at $75.
  3. How often will I come in to see you?

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    Most clients opt to come once a week for 45-60 minutes. Occasionally, scheduling makes it easier to do every-other-week extended sessions of 75-90 minutes. For intense work, weekly 80-minute sessions can be most helpful. Ultimately, it's up to you how often and for how long you want to benefit from therapy!
  4. How long will it take?

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    That's a difficult question, and the answer is different for everyone. For some issues, I may be able to help you learn strategies that will quickly allow you to reframe thoughts, improve mood, and deal better with a situation. Other issues, such as childhood trauma, can require much longer as you re-learn old -- and now counterproductive -- patterns. I'm happy to talk with you about your individual needs! Again, it's up to you how often and for how long you want to benefit from therapy!
  5. Do you take my insurance?

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    I am an out-of-network provider, and do not work directly with any insurance company. As such, I do require payment at the time of service. However, as a courtesy, I can create CMS-1500 forms and often submit them electronically so that you may be reimbursed directly from your insurance company. You will need to contact them directly to find out how they will reimburse for out-of-network counseling services. Only LPC counseling services are insurance-reimbursable; intern and life coach services are not.
  6. Why don't you take insurance?

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    More and more counseling practices are opting to go out of network and accept private pay only. Filing insurance requires a great deal of overhead, and often means that a practice must have a dedicated employee who does nothing but handle claims. This ultimately drives up the price of counseling services. Insurance also requires that I divulge a diagnosis, which may be more information than you are comfortable sharing, and they may limit the number of sessions for which they will pay.
  7. More to come....

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    More to come....

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