Individual and Family Counseling Services
Frequently Asked Questions
How long and how many times a week is a typical session?
- Sessions are usually 50-60 minutes in length.
- Most clients are seen once or twice a week in the beginning, then, as time goes on, less frequently.
- The number of sessions depends on what your current needs are.
How long will I be in counseling?
- The length of time a client is in counseling depends on the nature of the problem and the goals of the counseling.
- Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a set course of sessions.
- For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period.
What if I want couples counseling, but my partner won't come?
- Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for counseling.
- However, we often find that it is possible to improve the relationship with just one person involved in counseling.
How much are your Fees and do you take insurance?
Following are some guidelines for the fee structure:
- $ 120 per initial intake
- $ 100 per 50-minute session
- $ 120 for family sessions
- $ 50 missed appointment fee
- Reduced fees and sliding scale available on a case by case basis.
- Most major insurance plans accepted.
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- Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan.
Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits ?
- What is my deductible and has it been met ?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover ?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session ?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician ?
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions about the insurance we accept, our fees, methods of payment, and general payment policies.
Do I need to take medications?
- As counselors and therapists, we are not legally allowed to prescribe medications.
- However, based on a joint assessment of problems you are facing, it may be advisable to consult with a psychiatrist to determine whether medication is warranted.
- Typically, if this is required, clients see someone under their health insurance coverage or we can refer you to a psychiatrist.