Is counseling for me?
This is a question that most people ask at some point in their lives. You may be use to handling your problems on your own, or have gotten use to the status quo. The answer is simple. If you are reading this then you could benefit from counseling. Everyone could use an unbiased listener, a little extra support, or guidance to get where you want to be. No matter how big or small, issues tend to grow to the point of becoming overwhelming when they aren’t dealt with properly. I can help. You determine the pace and length of your counseling. There doesn’t have to be a long term commitment. If you want more information on choosing a counselor, knowing what to expect, etc. check out our blog.
What are the hours of operation?
I am available by appointment only. There are no set hours in which the office is open. I offer daytime, evening, and weekend appointments.
What is the rate/fee for counseling?
The rate is $120 per hour, and the standard session is one (1) hour in length.
The standard session is one (1) hour in length unless a shorter or longer session is discussed and agreed upon in advance. Some people prefer to do two (2) hour sessions at a time in order to make progress more quickly. Also, once you reach a maintenance level and just want to do quick check-ins, 30 minute session are available at a prorated amount.
How long does each counseling session last?
I work with individuals and couples throughout Indiana; primarily Indianapolis, Carmel, Zionsville, Fishers, and surrounding areas. Sessions are primarily held in-person for those able to come to the office in Indianapolis. However, distance/online counseling may be an option for you. Make sure to ask about this to determine if it would be a good fit for your situation.
What areas do you serve?
It is recommended that you contact your insurance company directly, by calling the phone number on your insurance card, to discuss your coverage. Many insurance plans do not cover counseling, or if they do then they may require a diagnosable condition to justify treatment. Some good questions to ask your insurance company include:
- Does my plan cover individual/couples counseling?
- Do I have to have a diagnosis to have the sessions covered?
- How many sessions per year are covered, and is that diagnosis specific?
- What amount/percentage is covered for in-network and out-of-network providers?
- What is my deductible, and is that deductible separate from my primary health deductible?
How do I determine if my insurance will cover counseling?
I am considered an out-of-network provider for most insurance companies. I can provide you with a superbill that can be submitted by you to your insurance company for partial reimbursement if they cover out-of-network services.
Do you accept my insurance?
This is an important topic which is discussed with each new client. Counselors are required to keep your information and details of what is discussed in session completely confidential. However, by law, there are 3 exceptions to this confidentiality. If there is a suspicion of a child or vulnerable adult being abused, or if a client is at risk to harm themselves or someone else, these things must be reported to the appropriate parties. The third exception is if a judge court orders your counseling records. If you have any questions on this it can be discussed in more detail at any time.