FAQ

Q: Who goes to therapy?

A: Anyone who would like to better their life or heal from specific issues.

Q: What is the first session like?

A:First, it is normal to feel nervous to meet someone you are expected to “disclose” very vulnerable information. The first session, you will be able to share what brings you into therapy and what therapy goals you would like to accomplish.  In addition, I will also ask many questions to help me understand you as a unique individual. Since  therapy is a collaborative process, the first session will also help us both get a sense if we are a good fit in your healing process.

Q: What is therapy like?

A: Every therapy session is made unique by keeping the overall client goals in mind. It is typical for therapists to discuss client’s primary issues and concerns in life during therapy sessions. At the beginning of therapy the first few sessions is to gather a history of the problem, assessing for depression as well as looking into the whole picture. The client will be very active in the treatment plan.

Q: How much does therapy cost?

A: Therapy for families offers competitive rates in The Woodlands, Clearlake, Katy, Cypress-Spring, and Midland location. Currently, the charge for most of the providers  is $150 for a 50- minute session, the first session is slightly more, $175.00. All prices vary based on locations outside of Texas. Therapy for families accepts church payments. Unfortunately, insurance is not being accepted; however, you can bill your own insurance as out of network. Payment is made in cash, by checks, HSA, credit cards.

We are considered an out of network insurance provider meaning the client will still pay upfront for therapy services and I will provide you with a “superbill” for you so you can submit to your  insurance company.

GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises

Q: How long does treatment last?

A: Treatment is based on the client’s problem. The client will be active part in making the treatment plan which will address goals in therapy, therapy modality, as well as frequency. Research shows that clients feel a difference in average of three months. Therapy is not a quick fix; however, it will give you tools that last as long as they are being used.

Q: How can therapy help me?

A: Talk therapy can help one understand their issue from an in-depth viewpoint while considering the bigger picture. We will help and support you while getting down to the root issue.

Q: Will going to therapy affect my privacy?

A: Therapists are, by law, required to keep matters private which are being discussed during therapy. For safety reasons, there are four exceptions when confidentiality is breached: 1) Harm to self or others, 2) Child abuse/neglect, 3) Elder abuse/neglect, 4) Children who have witnessed domestic violence.