Frequently Asked Questions
What is it like to work with you?
Our treatments are structured, which means that we want to work toward specific goals with a treatment plan that has been shown to be effective for people with similar concerns. We may work on developing specific skills or working on adopting new perspectives in treatment, and we will have recommended activities for you to work on between sessions. We want to help you change painful experience and problematic behaviors in your real life, so that eventually you will feel ready to be your own therapist - feeling steady, capable, and resilient on your own.
What can I expect in our first meeting?
In our first meeting, we will ask you questions about your history, your strengths, and your current difficulties, We want to get a full picture, so we can make the best recommendation on the treatment most useful to you. Then we decide together with you how to go forward - treatment works best when it is collaborative with the therapist and client working together as equal partners.
How long does treatment last?
Duration of treatment often depends on the severity of problems and the specific treatment program you are working with, but the average number of sessions is 12-16. Some treatments, like CBT for Insomnia, are often successful in only 6 sessions while some people engaged in intensive treatment for complex trauma may be in treatment for as much as a year or more. We are always working to help you become your own therapist - independent and capable, but we will support your therapy goals for as long as you need and want us.
Do you take insurance?
We are out-of-network providers, which means that we are not paneled with any insurance companies and we do not file claims for our clients. Rather, we take payment at the time of service and provide necessary documentation to seek reimbursement from your insurance company for out-of-network benefits. These benefits vary by insurance plan. You can call your insurance plan's customer service number to find out what your benefits are.
Can you accept HSA cards or provide documentation for FSA reimbursement?
Most certainly! You will also automatically receive documentation that can be used for reimbursement for HSAs or FSAs. You can also use this documentation for tax deductions or business deductions (in the case of coaching or business-related counseling).
What is the cost of sessions?
Cost may vary based on provider. Initial assessment sessions generally cost $250. 50-minute therapy sessions cost $150-200 depending on the provider credentials. If you choose to work with one of our therapists-in-training, cost of sessions is determined by a sliding scale based on income.
What forms of payment do you take?
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We are a new kind of psychotherapy practice integrating the best of psychological science with personalized, compassionate care. Our therapists are experts in Evidence-Based Psychotherapy – treatments proven to work through clinical research with people just like you.