Frequently Asked Questions
Friends and family can be excellent people to talk with; however, because they are involved in your life, they may have strong reactions to what you talk about or be personally invested in the outcome of some of your decisions. My primary concern, as a therapist, is to help you clarify what you are thinking and feeling so that you can make informed choices about your life. Because we do not have a relationship outside of the therapy room, you may find it easier to talk with me about issues that would feel “off-limits” or too hard to discuss in other contexts.
- Am I required to see an in-network provider or is there also an out-of-network benefit for outpatient services?
- Do sessions need to be pre-authorized? If so, what is that process?
- What process do I follow to utilize my out-of-network benefits?
- What is my co-payment (dollar amount) or co-insurance (percentage owed) per session?
- Do I have an in-network or out-of-network deductible that I must meet before my benefit begins? The deductible is the amount of money that a person must spend, out-of-pocket, before the insurance company will pay for services.
- What is the maximum number of sessions per year covered by my insurance?
- Which of the following services are covered? Individual/Couples/Family therapy?