Q: What is therapy?
A: Therapy, also known as counseling or psychotherapy, is a process where an individual works with a trained mental health professional to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe and confidential setting. The goal of therapy is to help individuals gain insight into their challenges, develop coping skills, and improve their overall well-being.
Q: What can I expect from therapy?
A: In therapy, you can expect to have a space where you can talk openly and honestly about your experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Your therapist will listen and offer support, guidance, and feedback as you work towards your therapeutic goals.
Q: Is therapy confidential?
A: Yes, therapy is a confidential process. Your therapist is bound by ethical and legal guidelines to keep your information private, unless you give them permission to share it or there is a concern for your safety or the safety of others.
Q: How often will I need to attend therapy?
A: The frequency of therapy sessions varies for each individual and depends on your specific needs and goals. Some people attend therapy once a week, while others may attend therapy less or more frequently. Your therapist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Q: Is therapy covered by insurance?
A: The coverage of therapy varies based on your insurance plan. Some insurance plans offer coverage for mental health services, while others may not. It’s best to check with your insurance provider to determine the specifics of your mental health coverage.
Q: How long does therapy typically last?
A: The length of therapy can vary depending on your individual needs and goals. Some people may only need a few sessions, while others may attend therapy for several months or even years. Your therapist will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your unique situation.
Q: How long is each session? What is the frequency?
A: Each session is 50 minutes, a standard length for therapy sessions. Clients usually book sessions on a weekly basis at a recurring time for convenience, although we offer some flexibility with scheduling to meet your needs.
Q: How do I get started?
Q: Is my appointment via telehealth?
A: Yes, each session will be offered via telehealth only.
Q: Where would I find my telehealth video link for my appointment?
A: Ten minutes prior to your appointment, you’ll receive an e-mail reminder with a link to join your video session. Just click the link to open the session. If you’d like to use your smartphone, click the link in your email appointment reminder, and your session will open on your smartphone.
Fees and Insurance
Q: Can I use my insurance?
A: We do not accept insurance.
For “In-Network”, a PPO may require a “co-payment” for each therapy session. If you have a PPO insurance plan, you may be able to get 60 – 80% of each session reimbursed after you meet your deductible. (Please call your insurance company to verify.) If you are “Out-Of-Network” we are happy to provide you with a “Superbill” receipt to give to your insurance company for reimbursement. Out-Of-Network means we are NOT contracted with your insurance company and do not accept your insurance plan. You are required to pay the session fee up front in full.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: Cancellations or appointment changes made with LESS than 48-hours notice before the appointment time are charged at the full session fee ($120).
Q: What is the fee per session?
A: The fee per session is $120 per 50 minute session. Affinity Counseling Connections PLLC also offers a sliding scale of $85-$100 for a 50 minute session. (If you are interested in sliding scale services, please reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire if a sliding scale spot is available.)