December 29, 2016

FAQs & Answers

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers

This is the place to find answers to your frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Enliven Counseling Therapy.

Having questions about what is involved in counseling therapy is normal and is an indication of your dedication to finding out what you want to know. Here are some answers to questions lots of people ask about Enliven Counseling Therapy.

What can I expect at my first appointment?

Sessions for individuals typically last 50 minutes. Sessions for couples usually last 80 minutes. I will ask you about your goals for counseling and we will fill out some necessary paperwork.  We will then use the balance of the session to start exploring the issues that brought you to counseling.

How can I get copies of your Disclosure and Intake paperwork?

You can access my Professional Disclosure Statement [PDF] and Client Intake Form [PDF] here.

What types of payment do you accept?

You can pay by cash, check, and credit card. Payment is due at each appointment and I can provide you with a receipt.

Do you accept insurance, and how does that work?

I am not a member of any insurance panels, and insurance rarely offers coverage for couple counseling. If you would like to use your insurance, I recommend you check with your insurance carrier to determine how your coverage might apply to the cost of your appointments. Due to the varying policies of insurance companies, I cannot promise you will receive reimbursement from them.

Here are some helpful questions you can ask your insurance company:

  • What are my mental health benefits?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

If you determine you can use your insurance coverage, I can provide you with a document (called a super bill) you can file with your insurance company. While I will assist you, ultimately it is your responsibility to manage your insurance benefits.

Have more questions? Get in touch for an answer.