Frequently Asked Questions
Have a Question? Here Are Answers to The Most Frequently Asked
Some therapists in my group practice have availability for clients with Lyra, Aetna, or Medicare. Our clients who do not have one of those plans, usually end up paying $50-$60 per therapy appointment after using their out-of-network benefits.
Getting reimbursed by your insurance plan for out-of-network services is easy! Ask us how and we’ll walk you through it.
A Psychologists are experts in the areas of human behavior, psychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. They employ empirically validated interventions to help patients adaptively change their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Psychologists adhere to a strict code of professional ethics, are vigilant regarding patient confidentiality, and make every effort to render the highest quality of care.
A psychologist is a doctoral-level, licensed mental health clinician. Only a psychologist and psychiatrist are licensed at the doctoral level. Some providers may have earned a Ph.D., yet still can only be licensed at the Master’s level by applicable law.
Compared to other mental health providers, a psychologist holds the highest level of education and training available.
After earning a Bachelor’s degree, the training psychologist enters a vigorous doctoral program for an average of seven years. Before earning their degree, they must complete supervised clinical rotations and internships plus at least one year of post-doctoral residency before they are eligible to take the licensure exam and practice independently. It’s this combination of education and clinical experience that distinguishes psychologists from many other mental health care providers.
Please feel free to request a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to discuss any questions or details regarding the therapeutic assistance you are wishing to receive. Once you are ready to make your first therapy appointment, you can reserve time by contacting me via telephone: 954-488-2933, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or on my contact page. Evening hours can be easily arranged to accommodate those with a busy schedule.
Your first few psychotherapy sessions will involve an evaluation of goals and needs. I will ask you what brought you into therapy and what you hope to accomplish. An initial evaluation typically gathers information about any symptoms, history/background, family/relationships and other relevant details. I will be able to offer you some first impressions of what your work will include and an action plan to follow at your first session.
I welcome your opinions of my proposed treatment plan along with your thoughts of whether you feel comfortable working with me. Therapy involves a commitment of time, money, and energy, so it’s important to carefully and thoughtfully select a therapist.
Therapy is the foundation of recovery and improving psychological wellness. I meet with most of my patients on a weekly basis for meetings of 50-75 minutes in duration. The frequency and duration of therapy sessions can be adjusted upon request or clinical recommendation to help meet individual needs.
How long a client(s) will remain in therapy varies greatly and largely depends on the person/couple’s goals and needs. I can report from the data I collect that many patients accomplish their goals in as little as 10 sessions whereas others prefer to meet on an ongoing basis as part of their self-care regimen. The duration of treatment is a collaborative decision.
Therapy appointment fees range depending on the amount of time reserved (e.g., 30-minutes 50-minutes, 75-minutes) and the specific clinician you’re working with.
Fees range from $100-$325.
We offer packages which allow you to bundle services for a discounted rate. Contact us for more information.