Here are some technical things to keep in mind for our first meeting and the free consultation:
→ Our very first meeting will be about 20 minutes or so (give or take).
→ All of the work I do is online, which means this meeting will be an online video call.
→ Before we meet, you'll receive an email that includes the link to join the session.
→ You can join the video call from your phone (it'll have you download an app) or your computer.
This meeting is an opportunity for us to try each other out and make sure that we’re a good fit. I want the clients I’m working with to feel confident that I’m a good match for them.
I also see this as an opportunity for you to see what my therapy style is like. This is also when we’ll create goals together and start to work towards these goals.
I’ll ask some questions about what you’ve been struggling with, and I’ll also answer any questions you may have.
For online video therapy sessions, my standard rate is 50-minute sessions for $150.
My session fee accounts for my graduate degree, thousands of hours in training and supervision, and my specialty in anxiety in millennial-aged adults.
Working with me is an investment in you and your future. It’s my goal for you to experience lasting results—I want you to reap the rewards of your investment for the rest of your life.
I am in-network with Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
This includes extensions of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, such as Blue Cross of Idaho, Regence Blue Shield of Idaho, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Please note that individual plans may vary, so it's your responsibility to contact your insurance company to check for benefits and coverage.
If you have any other insurance, and a PPO plan, there is a good chance that your insurance will provide some compensation for out-of-network providers.
If you'd like to use out-of-network benefits, I'd be happy to provide you with a statement (superbill), that you can submit to your insurance company to seek reimbursement of fees already paid.
If you're interested in working with me and feel that you would like your insurance to reimburse you for some (or all) of your costs, I recommend contacting your insurance company to determine your coverage for reimbursement.
Many of my clients that do not have in-network coverage use their Health Savings Accounts and/or out of network reimbursement to pay for therapy.
Therapy is very much something where you get what you put into it, which means that regular sessions will typically provide the most progress, which is how you’ll meet your goals.
I do ask that my clients set up regular appointments, according to what we agree to. That way you know when your appointments are, can make arrangements (if necessary) for the appointments, don't forget to schedule future appointments, and can work towards your therapy goals. We'll decide together how often we'll meet and when.
Most of my clients start off making weekly appointments.
If you’re wondering how you can fit therapy into your schedule, I'm available during afternoons and weekends, which makes it easier for us to meet.
That depends on what you’re struggling with and your specific situation. Everyone comes to therapy with different goals and skills and change can take time even though we may not want that to be the case.
I do recommend dedicating a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks of weekly therapy to see changes happen, because you get what you put into it with therapy.
All the work that I do is online (I don't even have an office we could meet at). This means you can live anywhere in Idaho, Iowa, or North Dakota, and we can work together.
My usual work days are often on Fridays, and over the weekends. Please check my calendar for specific times.
I do what I can to respond to emails and voicemails within 48-72 hours.
Because I work online, email is easier for me to respond to. I do what I can to respond to emails within 48-72 hours.
You can email me at: email@example.com.
If you prefer to call, you can call me at (208) 371-7213. Please leave a voicemail, and I'll do what I can to return your call within 48-72 hours.