Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
No. Fortunately, we do not accept insurance. (No limitations on your treatment!).
We believe in a long term approach and provide depth psychotherapy which often requires long term journeys. (Reminder that therapeutic services are entirely voluntary). Insurers limit the number and time frame of the actual session. Most health insurance providers require an initial diagnosis in order to cover your Therapy and some diagnoses will not be covered at all. We do not believe in diagnosing after only one intake hour. Part of our philosophy is to build a relationship with our patients in order to specifically tailor their treatment based on individual needs. Insurance carriers also require your diagnosis to be disclosed when pursuing new treatment. This is in direct conflict with our philosophy of treating patients.
Payment is offered on a sliding scale. We offer 50, 60, 75, and 90 minute sessions. Sliding Scale range: $175.00 to $375.00 dependent upon clinical needs and requests.
Our fees reflect the hidden costs of running and maintaining a business while adhering to all state licensing laws and regulations. Your provider has completed over eighteen years of professional education and training that is reflected in the personal treatment that is provided to you during your treatment. We approach your care with individualized considerations and accommodations based on your personal circumstances.
Investing in your mental health is the first step to take towards creating healthier and more fulfilling changes in your life.
We do not accept Insurance, instead we are able to provide you with a Clinical Superbill to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement purposes. Superbills indicate that you pay for Therapy out of pocket and seek possible reimbursement through your insurance company. It is your responsibility to determine whether you have Out-of-Network benefits on your insurance plan. You would be responsible for sending in the superbill along with a medical claim form to your insurance company for reimbursement. We are unable to discuss policies related to insurance. Most insurance providers can confirm whether you have out-of-network benefits.
WHAT ARE YOUR CREDENTIALS?
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, No. 5918
I have a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from San Diego State University (2015).
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Social Psychology from University of Maryland (2007).
I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with a concentration in Vocational counseling and Psychosocial functioning.
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
I am a Certified Clinical Domestic Violence Professional.
ARE YOU SEEING PATIENTS DURING QUARANTINE?
Yes. We are offering both: online appointments via telephone or video sessions.
ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR EMERGENCIES?
No, we are an outpatient level of care and are not considered emergency services. We operate during standard Business Hours. For emergencies, please contact your nearest Emergency room or dial 911 to contact law enforcement or medical services.
Emergency Suicide hotline is: 1-800-273-8255
DO YOU FOCUS ON A SPECIFIC MODALITY?
No. Strong clinicians are well-rounded, familiar with a multitude of intervention styles and we offer a unique and independent approach with each individual.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A SESSION?
You will be met with compassion, support, and empathy. We utilize a direct and interactive approach. We foster a non-judgmental space and will challenge you to push yourself out of your comfort zone. You will be provided with tools and taught how to utilize interventions outside of Therapy. We occasionally assign Therapeutic tasks and reflective assignments in order to help you maintain a sense of progress. Our goal with every session, is to help you gain more control of your life. Reflective writing assignments provide a foundation for our sessions and cultivate empowerment in you. In therapy, if your emotions are uncomfortable, then it’s working!