Soul Wisdom Therapy
Counseling Session Frequency
Session length varies depending on what the client prefers and what I have available and suggest. Sessions run anywhere from 50 minutes to 90 minutes. For clients who cannot afford weekly sessions, I offer sessions every other week, providing tools and skill development “homework” between sessions. I also offer group therapy.
Typically, sessions are the standard length of 50-minutes for individual clients and 60-minutes for couple and family sessions.
Phone, Face Time and Skype Sessions
I am only offering phone, Face Time, Zoom, Skype and phone sessions these days.
I provide short-term therapy for crisis situations, short-term solutions to problems, for pre-marital counseling, couples counseling, and for hypnotherapy for addictions (e.g. smoking cessation).
You can receive reimbursement for therapy sessions through your employer Health Savings Account (HSA), Medical Savings Account (MSA), or Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA). Each of these allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars from their income for future medical expenses. Contributions are made by the client and/or employer, depending on the account. Funds can be used for deductibles, co-payments, and qualified health expenses that aren’t covered by insurance, such as those provided by “out-of-network providers,” such as myself.
My fee is $165 for a 50 minute individual session and $175 for a 60 minute couple or family session. I periodically offer 90 minute individual sessions for $245 and 90 minute couple and family sessions for $250. Periodically I am able to offer a somewhat reduced fee.
Group Therapy is a way to save money on therapy while still receiving its benefits. My fee for group therapy is typically $50 per session, and at times I can provide a sliding scale fee. Click here to see the online therapy groups that I will be offering soon.
I am not on insurance panels, but I can provide you with a monthly invoice (or “superbill”) that you can send to your insurance company for reimbursement (if you have out of network benefits.) For example, PPO plans like Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna and Aetna pay a portion of the cost of therapy.
Special issues. Also, in some insurance situations (such as for Magellan), you can ask for a “single payer agreement” if you’ve had trouble finding a therapist who specializes (as I do) with issues such eating disorders or OCD.
Out of Pocket. If you can afford to pay out of pocket, there are several advantages to not using insurance for payment.
• Paying out of pocket gives you protection and control over your therapy because it denies managed care providers access to your therapy records. This ensures that your health insurance company cannot access the diagnosis or treatment information that I otherwise would need to share with them, information that could potentially be used to deny you access to specific treatments or keep you from changing insurers should you lose your job.
• Sometimes managed care providers dictate how your therapy should proceed, despite having little of no background or skill in the provision of psychotherapy. Their main objective is to keep their costs as minimal as possible. I prefer to work together with YOU to determine how long we will work together, how often we schedule our sessions, what we work on and how we proceed.
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