You Ask - I Answer
Choosing an effective Psychotherapist is like choosing a life partner - chemistry and trust are an essential combination in a successful relationship. Got questions? I’ve got answers! I go above and beyond to act as a safety net for my clients, and strive to make their experience as pleasant as possible. Take a look at some answers to the most frequently asked psychology-related questions and requests below.
How long does therapy take?
This is often one of the first questions people ask about therapy, how long will it take? The answer is: it depends! Every brain , nervous system, individual or couples story, journey, and history are unique so it is impossible to say up front how long it will take. It also depends on how often you can attend, and what format you choose like the regular weekly 50 minute session model or an intensive format.
I can assure you that it is not my goal to keep you in therapy longer than necessary. My goal for every client is to get you feeling better as quickly as possible so that you can enjoy your life sooner rather than later. While I choose the modality that sets clients up for quick recovery, every journey is different and unique just like every client.
Do you accept insurance?
Unbroken Abundance does not accept insurance at this time. We believe it is important for you to understand why because this is your mental health journey and we believe knowledge is power. The following are just a few reasons why we do not accept insurance, but we DO accept all credit cards, Flexible spending account payments (FSA cards) and Health Savings Account payments (HSA), and always send you a superbill so that you can obtain reimbursement for your sessions from your insurance out of network benefits. Most insurances make this a very easy and seamless way for clients to receive reimbursement.
1. Administrative Burden: Dealing with insurance companies often involves a significant amount of paperwork and administrative tasks. Many therapists prefer to focus on providing care to their clients rather than spending time navigating the complexities of insurance billing and claims processing.
2. Low Reimbursement Rates: Insurance companies may offer very low reimbursement rates for mental health services. This is why doctors see multiple patients per hour. This can make it financially challenging for therapists to maintain their practice while accepting insurance.
3. Limited Control Over Treatment: Some insurance companies may require therapists to follow specific treatment protocols or limit the number of sessions allowed. This can impede a therapist's ability to provide individualized care tailored to each client's unique needs. We believe your time in therapy is up to you and your therapist, not an insurance company’s to dictate treatment.
4. Privacy Concerns: Insurance claims typically involve sharing diagnostic information and treatment details with the insurance company. Some clients may have concerns about the privacy of their mental health records and prefer to pay out-of-pocket for therapy to maintain greater confidentiality. No one but you and your provider deserve to know the details of you therapeutic journey.
6. Delayed Payments: Insurance companies can be slow in processing and reimbursing claims. Oftentimes insurance companies take many months to pay out for your session. Many times, once they do pay they may also conduct clawbacks, which means they take back the money they’ve paid for your therapy so the therapist ends up not being paid at all or spending hours of unpaid time trying to get paid by the insurance.
7. Limited Autonomy: Therapists who accept insurance may need to obtain pre-authorization for certain treatments or adhere to specific treatment plans set by insurance companies. This can limit their clinical autonomy and the flexibility to provide the most suitable treatment for each client.
How do I sign up? What are the next steps?
Fill out the Schedule Now! form below, email, or Call to set up a free brief phone call. This call is for you to learn a little bit more about me, ask any burning questions, and check out if I will be a good fit for your needs.
I generally return emails and calls within 24 hours of receipt. It is very helpful if you include the best times to reach out to you in your initial contact.
Once we've determined that my skillset will meet your needs, we schedule an initial appointment where we go into a little more depth about what your needs and concerns are, get to know each other better, and come up with an initial treatment plan.