Do you accept insurance? The short answer is no. As an associate, I am considered an Out of Network provider. This means I cannot directly accept insurance, I can provide a super bill or utilize your HSA credit card.
What is a super bill? A super bill is an invoice of all paid sessions a client can submit to their insurance company directly for potential reimbursement.
How does tele-therapy work? Tele-therapy has become increasingly popular since the pandemic began. People who lead busy lives tend to not have access to services due to commutes, not finding a therapist they like in their local city, lack of child care, and many other reasons. Tele-therapy is provided on a HIPAA Compliant video platform (just like an online doctors visit). Your therapist will suggest you have sessions in a quiet room where you can be alone and close the door.
Why does therapy cost so much? When you think about anyone you employ in your life and cross reference them to the cost of therapy it makes more sense. Therapist's dedicate years to developing their skills and education. This education is required to maintain and continue growing as part of our licensure requirements. All of this creates a "curve" of pricing in each local area depending on licensure, experience, availability, and several other factors.
What if I don't like my current therapist's approach? That is okay! Not every therapist is for every person. Let them know you want to make a change and do it!
What is your style of therapy? I thought you'd never ask! I am a systemic-feminist therapist, meaning I believe the systems, cultures, roles, hierarchies, relationships, narratives, and many other things influence our mental health symptoms. I formulate personalized treatment plans based on client's individual needs and presenting problems. I am culturally competent and affirming; LGBTQIA+ ally, poly knowledgable!
What is the Good Faith Estimate? The Good Faith Estimate is a document listing expected charges before you get an item or service. This is not a bill, but an estimate of your cost per session for services. For Simone, all sessions are $140 per 50 minute session. If you are a current client, you have received a personalized GFE. If you have questions regarding this document please let Simone know.
Do you see clients after 5 pm? Yes! I do have openings after 5 pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays. If you are inquiring to book a session please email me at email@example.com to see if there are current openings.
What is your current license? My professional title is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (MG61208937). I also have a Certification as a Grief Informed Professional Counselor (Cert. #488946).