Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to go to therapy? I have my family and friends to talk to.
Support systems are amazing and a resource we highly encourage! However, coming to therapy and speaking with a mental health trained professional who has the skill, knowledge and education to help you with whatever it is that has brought you into therapy is the key difference.
What can I gain from coming to therapy?
By coming to therapy, we can provide you with different perspectives and viewpoints, skill sets and coping mechanisms. We provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to speak and for us to listen. This is a chance for you to take a glance at yourself without any expectations.
What can I expect in a session?
What you can expect from a therapy session with us is first and foremost, building a therapeutic relationship. Like any relationship to thrive, we have to click and trust each other. Therapy is a two-way street, and we believe that therapy works best if therapist and client mesh well. Therefore, we begin by simply talking. Getting to know our client and our client’s systems (relationships, home life, work life, social life, etc.) is very important. We then delve into what brings you into the room, and begin to acknowledge your strengths and resources, we provide different perceptions, and much more. Ultimately, we meet you where you are to create, empower and support!
How long is each session?
Each session is 50 minutes. Though, we meet our clients where they are. If we are in a groove, and we go to the hour that is absolutely fine. If the client feels they have accomplished what they wanted in 45 minutes, that okay too. This is your time, and we will spend it appropriately.
Where do these sessions take place?
Our in-person sessions take place at our private practice located in Weston, FL. This provides a comfortable and face-to-face option if this suits you. If you have a busy schedule and prefer to do our sessions via Telehealth, that is an option. We provide Telehealth online counseling on a secure HIPAA-compliant platform. This option allows you to our sessions in the comfort and privacy of your choosing. Either option provides equal results. It is the showing up that makes the difference!
How long do I have to do this?
There is not a one-size fits all. Every individual client is different, from their situation to their willingness to participate. Ultimately, the length of counseling depends on you and what your needs are.
Will my insurance cover sessions?
We are a private pay private practice and do not participate with insurance plans. Though, if you do meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis and your insurance company happens to be a PPO or any plan that allows you out of network benefits, we can provide you with a Superbill that you can submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. We encourage you to confirm with your insurance company for further details, and we are happy to discuss more.
Why private pay?
By private pay, paying out of pocket, this offers you confidentiality from reviews or access to records, flexibility from choosing your therapist to frequency of visits. We are happy to answer any other questions.
What is the No Surprises Act and the Good Faith Estimate?
No Surprises Act
Effective January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act, which Congress passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, is designed to protect patients from surprise bills for emergency services at out-of-network facilities or for out-of-network providers at in-network facilities, holding them liable only for in-network cost-sharing amounts. The No Surprises Act also enables uninsured patients to receive a good faith estimate of the cost of care.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.