Is Therapy for Me?
PERSONALLY, I BELIEVE THAT THERAPY CAN BE FOR EVERYONE!
What Therapy Is
Therapy is a process to learn about ourselves, our patterns, and our relationships. It provides a safe space with a highly trained professional to help guide you toward the goals that you identify. Therapy is a conversation where you teach me about you – what has worked for you, what hasn’t worked for you, and what your wants, needs, and desires are. Therapy is a space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings and not feel judged. Therapy is a place for you to face some challenges that have been getting in the way of you leading your best life.
What Therapy Isn’t
Therapy is not a magic cure-all, me lecturing or giving you advice, or me “fixing” you. In order for therapy to be effective, you have to show up and be willing to do the work. I promise that I will show up and put in the work too. I wish I had all of the answers, but I believe that together we can discover what works best for you, what is not working for you, and work to make some positive changes. I am here to guide you in confronting the areas in life that may be presenting problems and discover unhelpful thought and behavior patterns. If you are ready and willing to work, I will meet you where you are.
What to Expect
Please message me if you have additional questions
What happens in the free 15-minute phone consult?
A free phone consultation gives you a chance to ask questions to decide if you would like to work with me. It also gives me chance to get a sense of what you would like out of therapy. If we are a good fit, we can schedule a session over the phone and I will send you a link via email to complete initial paperwork over a secured, HIPAA compliant site. If you call me and I am in session or otherwise unable to answer, I will call back within 24 hours. If you message me, I will contact you to schedule a phone consultation within 24 hours.
What happens in the first session?
I will prepare for the session by reviewing the answers you submit in your initial paperwork. In the first session, I will work to get to know you better and get deeper into your goals for counseling. This first session gives you the opportunity to get a sense of me, my style of working, and whether or not you feel comfortable working with me long-term.
How often will we meet and for how long?
As I have a very person-centered approach, treatment length also is person-centered. It depends on your goals, the work you put in, and what you hope to gain from counseling. I recommend weekly visits for at least the first month and then we can re-evaluate together at that point to see if another schedule might be more effective for you. Often, after long-term weekly or bi-weekly treatment, clients opt to have monthly maintenance sessions.
What is your cancellation policy?
Do you take insurance?
I realize that insurance makes therapy affordable for many people. If you would like to use your insurance out-of-network benefits, I am happy to provide you with what is called a “superbill” which includes all of the information (including diagnosis) required by insurance to cover services. Submitting for out-of-network reimbursement allows you the possibility of having your out-of-pocket expenses go toward your deductible or, if your deductible is met, being directly reimbursed. Asch Counseling and Development makes no guarantee of payment, but will provide you as much documentation as possible to assist in the process. Please see “How do I use my out-of-network benefits?” for more information.
How do I use my out-of-network benefits?
If you would like to use your insurance out-of-network benefits for individual therapy, I am happy to provide you with what is called a “superbill” which includes all of the information (including diagnosis) required by insurance to cover services. Submitting for out-of-network reimbursement allows you the possibility of having your out-of-pocket expenses go toward your deductible or, if your deductible is met, being directly reimbursed. Asch Counseling and Development makes no guarantee of payment, but will provide you as much documentation as possible to assist in the process.
If you would like to use your out-of-network benefits, I highly recommend contacting your insurance company prior to making an appointment to see what their process is. Some helpful questions to ask might be:
- Does my coverage include out-of-network mental health benefits?
- What is my out-of-network deductible? Have I met it?
- Are out-of-network services by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker covered?
- Do I have co-insurance for out-of-network care?
- Do you require pre-approval for out-of-network mental health benefits?
- Do you cover procedural code 90837?
- Will I get reimbursed the full amount I pay or a percentage?
- How do I submit superbills to the insurance? Is there a separate form I will need to fill out in addition?