To BEST SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR NEEDS, please check out the FAQ’S about WholeHearted Therapy LLC.

How does this work? What are my next steps?

Do you take health insurance?

What is a Superbill?

What are your fees? What types of payment are accepted?

What are your hours? Do you have weekend and evening availability?

How long before I feel better?

What is your philosophy of therapy? Do you diagnose people?

 

How does this work? What are my next steps?

You can Contact me by phone or email where you will have the opportunity to ask me questions, share something about what you are looking for, and learn how I can help you accomplish your goals. This is a good time for you to get to know me, and get a sense as to whether or not it will be a good fit for you.

Do you take insurance?

I am a self-pay private practice, and although I am not currently accepting insurance, I am happy to provide you with a superbill receipt you can submit for reimbursement to your provider for any out-of-network benefits you may have. Please contact the number on the back of your insurance card and ask about out-of-network benefits, deductibles, and rates specific to your plan.

What is a Superbill?

A superbill, aka a Statement for Insurance Reimbursement is an itemized document therapist’s provide clients for insurance reimbursement. A superbill is commonly used when clients are utilizing out-of-network providers and benefits.

Here is the information generally included on a superbill:

  • Client’s identifying and contact information

  • Provider’s name and credentials

  • Office address and phone number

  • Provider’s tax ID

  • Provider’s NPI

  • Date(s) of service

  • CPT code for service ICD-10 code

  • DSM-5 mental health or substance use diagnosis

  • Fee for the service paid by client

Please note that some clients will receive a portion of counseling fees reimbursed to them from their insurance provider. Many clients will not receive any reimbursement, and being reimbursed for the full fee is extremely rare.

What are your fees? What types of payment are accepted?

  • Initial Intake (Individual Counseling): $110/50-minute session

  • Initial Intake (EMDR Therapy): $240/110-minute session

  • Individual Counseling: $110/50-minute session

  • EMDR Therapy: $130/50-minute session

Fees may be offered on a sliding-scale basis for those who may struggle to afford quality counseling and care. I’m happy to negotiate fees with you either during your phone consultation or during your intake session. My fees are subject to change on the 1st of January of next year.

I currently accept cash, check, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex). Payment is to be rendered at time of service unless previously organized prior to session. I am willing to provide you a receipt upon request.

What are your hours? How do I schedule a session?

I am generally available Monday-Friday 5pm-9pm. Due to joining a community office shared by multiple therapists, available times and days will vary.

The best way to schedule a session is to first contact me by phone or email and let me know what day/time you would like to schedule an appointment. I will then check the online scheduling calendar to see what is available and immediately let you know.

If you have a tight schedule, it will be more beneficial to schedule sessions with more advanced notice, or to schedule recurring sessions; as this will provide you with greater time availability to meet your needs.

How long before I feel better?

Many people understandably would like to know how long therapy will take to complete. There is no way to tell, as therapy encompasses a wide-variety of factors that are unique to each person and their situation. The first 2-3 sessions are generally used for building trust and relationship, gathering information, and goal planning. Some resources and coping skills are given during these initial sessions, and many people report some relief fairly quickly.

But real change, health, and healing tends to come during the middle phase of therapy – where goals are achieved. In my professional experience, it tends to take clients an average of 6 months to a year, and sometimes longer. It is always your choice as to how long you want to continue your work, and you can always pause therapy at any time. We can collaborate to help you achieve your counseling goals once you leave therapy. I ask you agree to at least one closing session so that you can get the most out of the work you’ve done prior to terminating therapy.

The length of therapy depends on several factors, including the goals you would like to achieve, the layers and complexity of the issues you’re facing, and degree of observation and support in-between sessions.

What is your philosophy of therapy? Do you diagnose people?

Diagnoses are often short-hand for a cluster of symptoms which may or may not speak to your causes. Yes. I am trained in diagnosis and can collaborate with professionals or insurance providers who primarily work from that vantage point. However, I am more interested in you as a person, and building upon your inner resources, optimizing your skills and strengths, and creating a life congruent to your needs and values.

The power of therapy rests in the relationship – the trust and support you an I build throughout the therapeutic process. I take a warm and respectful approach in getting to know you as a whole person – strengths and interests, pain and pastimes, goals and obstacles, and the experience of walking in your shoes.

I believe people have innate resources for health and healing. My job is to help use your unique talents and strengths as the building blocks to the life you want to create, and help you discover and reconnect to your inner resources. This is true even if you don’t believe you have inner resources. I believe in order to create a wholehearted life one must connect to and harmonize the mind, body, and spirit; and most dis-ease results from disconnection, disengagement, and unbalance in one or more of these vital areas.

Please see the About Weston page for additional information.