Q: What is the length and frequency of our sessions?
A: 50 min typically once a week.
Q: Do you bill insurance?
A: Yes. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Meridian. Out of network for all other insurances.
Q: Are the sessions virtual or in person?
Q: What are your privacy practices?
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Q: Do you offer a free consultation?
A: Yes. There is a free 10 minute consultation. This time will allow us to assess your therapeutic needs.
Q: How long will I be in therapy for?
A: Everyone has unique circumstances and the length of time needed for therapy to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy.
Q: How long does each therapy session take?
A: Each session is between 50-55 minutes.
Q: Will I be given homework?
A: Evidence suggests progress and outcomes are most favorable when clients do homework. Assignments are an invitation for you to practice tools learned in sessions. Doing the work is imperative to get optimal therapy benefits.
Q: What happens if I cancel or miss an appointment?
A: If you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice (except in the case of an extreme emergency) you are responsible for the full cost of the session and this cannot be billed to insurance.
Q: Can you still be my therapist if I don't live in Michigan?
A: I am licensed to practice therapy in the state of Michigan. However, I am able to provide individual coaching for people outside of Michigan. Coaching is different from therapy, which focuses on working through emotions and experiences. Coaching focuses more on setting and achieving goals. It is more directive and solution focused than therapy. Coaching is not a covered insurance benefit.
Q: Do you provide after hours/crisis services?
A: Our practice is not set up to support those with severe psychiatric symptoms, or persons requiring between-session crisis intervention. If you are in crisis, please go to your local emergency room or call one of the following:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Michigan Crisis and Access Line: 988, call or text
We do not publish the fees, as we take insurance and provide sliding scale services when needed and on a limited basis.
We accept BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan and Meridian insurances. Depending on your current health insurance provider, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.
We recommend that you ask your insurance provider these questions below to help determine your benefits:
Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
Payment is required prior to appointment.
Accepted forms of payment: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, CashApp, Health Savings Account (HSA) debit cards, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express)