How often do we need to meet for therapy?
The answer to this depends on your needs and might vary throughout your use of therapy. In the beginning of treatment, weekly therapy can be helpful to build rapport and momentum that can set the tone for your therapy overall. Continuing on a weekly basis is often a great choice for many, though some clients will decide to move towards every other week sessions. For positive growth and flow in therapy, I do not recommend stretching out sessions beyond that for regular ongoing work.
How long do I need to be in therapy?
Again, this depends on you and what you want to get out of therapy. I believe that for long term growth and emotional healing, therapy isn’t a quick fix. Sometimes, clients want to come in for a few sessions to work through a specific problem or learn a specific skills. For some clients, this can be really useful and effective. For most, doing more consistent and ongoing work can help provide the emotional healing and personal growth that can create lasting change and recovery. For some clients, this might be a couple months and for others it might mean ongoing work for a longer period of time.
Do you work with kids?
Throughout my career, I have worked with clients of all ages, with some as young as two years old. At this time, I am not set up to work with clients that are needing play therapy. For most kids, this can work well for ages 9 and up. If you are looking for a play therapist, I can give you some recommendations.
What is the cost?
I charge $130/hr for a 50 minute session. Most of my sessions are the typical one hour session, but there might be reason to do longer sessions.In those cases, I charge $200 for a 90 minute session and $275 for a two hour session.
Do you accept insurance?
I am in-network for Aetna insurance (Which includes the CU Gold insurance, Aetna EAP programs and Cofinity insurances). Depending on your type of plan, you might be responsible for a copay or the insurance rate cost of the session. It is always good to check with your insurance company about what your cost would be before deciding to use insurance. I have been in network with Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield but at this time I’m not accepting new clients with Anthem due to payment difficulties from Anthem. I hope to have this rectified soon and be able to accept Anthem again.
If you have a different insurance, I can provide you with a “super bill” that you can submit to your insurance company for use of “out of network” benefits. This varies from plan to plan, so check with your insurance to see if this is beneficial for you or not. If you plan to do this, you would be responsible for the out of pocket fees described above at time of service.