I treat clients at a frequency of one to four sessions per week. There are a variety of factors at play in considering your session frequency, including but not limited to: your needs in managing acute stressors; your need/desire in maintaining a sense of continuity and traction in our work; your goals for treatment which may range from addressing your most pressing conflicts, to long-term, structural change which is more global in focus. Of course, your therapeutic needs and goals can shift over time; accordingly, it can be important to revisit and explore issues related to session frequency at various points over the course of our work together.
Our first meeting will provide an opportunity to get a sense for how we work together and to determine if I am the right fit for your current therapeutic needs and goals. I will provide Informed Consent and HIPAA compliance paperwork at our Initial Consultation session for you to take home and sign. I ask that you return the signed documents at your next session. Should either one of us determine that you would be better helped by someone else, I will provide you with the names of other psychologists I believe could be a good match within three days of our meeting.
My fee is determined based on this sliding-scale fee schedule. We will discuss this further during your Initial Consultation session. I encourage you to let me know if you have any questions whatsoever about our financial agreement on an ongoing basis, particularly if/when your financial situation changes.
Upon request, I will provide a monthly Superbill for services rendered. A Superbill can be submitted to your insurance carrier which should provide some percentage of reimbursement for out-of-network mental health services.
Under the “Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act,” your health insurance carrier is required to provide comparable benefits for mental healthcare as for physical healthcare. Please see this brochure from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for more information.
Joe Kovacevich, AMFT
I also employ a highly capable Associate Therapist, Joe Kovacevich, who is available to provide individual and couples therapy. Click here to learn more about Joe.