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FAQ

Is therapy covered by insurance?


Therapy services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefits. Since I am an Out-of-Network provider, you will be required to submit claims to your insurance company. I will provide you with a superbill on a regular basis so that you can be reimbursed. 

 

Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have psychotherapy 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 (or percentage) per therapy session?

  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
     

Is medication a substitute for therapy?


In some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action. Working with your medical doctor, you can determine what’s best for you. It is well established that mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved with medication alone. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness.

Is therapy confidential?


In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and their therapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. These include:

  • In cases of suspected child abuse, dependent adult or elder abuse, the therapist is required by law to report this information to the appropriate authorities.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, the therapist is required to notify the police.

  • If a client intends to harm themselves, the therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.

 

How can therapy help me?


There are many benefits to psychotherapy. These include, but are not limited to:
 

  • Gaining personal insight.

  • Developing skills for improving your relationships.

  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety.

  • Coping with grief and loss.

  • Improving communication and listening skills.

  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones.

  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage.

  • Improving your self-esteem and developing self-compassion.

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