Below are questions potential clients have asked in the past, and general information that may be helpful in making a decision to use my services
Do you accept insurance?
No. My practice is private pay. However, I can provide you with an industry standard CMS form, that you may submit to your insurance company for full or partial reimbursement. If you plan to do this, it is important that you contact your insurance company before your first appointment, to insure that you have mental health benefits.
What are your rates?
My rates are $110 per 60 minute session. Longer sessions, which are offered, will result in increased fees.
Do you offer sliding-scale fees?
No. I do not offer sliding-scale fees or negotiate the cost of sessions.
Is there a fee for missing an appointment?
There is no fee for appointments rescheduled or cancelled 24 hours prior to the appointment time. When 24 hour notice is not given, the full price of the cancelled/rescheduled session is due at your next appointment. Note: Emergencies happen. There is an allowance of one cancelled/rescheduled appointment without 24 hrs notice.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check, debit, all major credit cards and HSA/Flex spending cards.
Do you bill for sessions?
No, I do not bill for sessions. Fees are due at the close of each session. If payment cannot be made the day of the appointment, please inform me ahead of time, and I will be happy to reschedule with you for a later date.
Do you prescribe medications?
No. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), not a Psychiatrist or MD. If you are in need of a medication evaluation, I am happy to refer you to a psychiatrist.
Do you work with same sex couples?
Yes, I am committed to human growth and well being. I am also interested in helping individuals, couples, and families, build healthy, well connected relationships, no matter whom they choose to love.
What therapeutic approach do you use?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the primary approach that I use. However, I am familiar and trained in several different approaches. This allows me to use interventions that I believe will most benefit my clients.
Do you offer counseling supervision?
At this time, I do not offer counseling supervision.
Where is your office located?
Beginning January 3, 2019, I will work exclusively from my home office. My office is located near Avila University in South Kansas City. I have a charming office space set aside exclusively for my clients. If you are serious about an appointment, call and I will provide you with a physical address and directions.
How long will the counseling process take?
The length of counseling is different for everyone. It depends on the commitment and work you put into each session, as well as the effort put into assignments given by your therapist. Establish and review goals with your therapist. This is a good way to measure your progress in counseling
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