FAQ about my services to improve love relationships
What days and times are appointments available?
Sessions are either phone or live. Sessions are by appointment only.
- VIdeo and phone appointments are available weekdays and early evenings.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Call 207-332-2732 or email email@example.com to set up your appointment.
How much does it cost?
- VIdeo sessions: Payment is paid after the session. The fee for service is $70-125 per 50 minutes.
- Phone sessions:Payment is paid after the session. The fee for service is $70-125 per 50 minutes.
Do you accept insurance?
For in person sessions,I do work with some managed care at the present time. If you wish to seek out-of-network reimbursement for counseling services, I am willing to complete the necessary forms provided by you to obtain that reimbursement. It is still your responsibility to pay the either the full fee or the copay at the time of service.
Since insurances reimburse for video and phone sessions, I accept credit card and HSA payments.
How long is each session?
- Sessions last 50 minutes in length though coaching sessions are available for any length of time.
- Sessions can last longer or shorter upon agreement.
How often are sessions?
Everyone is different and often it depends on availability and commitment. Scheduling the next session is often decided at the end of each session. You can decide anytime whether the meetings are helpful and if you want to continue.
How long does the counseling/coaching process last?
This also depends and is different for each family, couple or individual. Often people meet for a short time, because they feel better quite quickly, but I am available for as long as needed.
Are you a doctor, social worker, counselor or coach?
I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and also certified as a Life Coach. I am not licensed to prescribe medication.
Do you see couples who are not married?
Yes, I see partners in any form of relationship. Co-parenting, divorced, marital and any gender partnerships. Please note: couples counseling may not be covered by some insurance plans though family counseling may be how some insurances cover this type of counseling.
I have never done this before so what can I expect?
Expect to use the first session/email to determine and assess if you get a sense of comfort, respect and value from the session.
How do I (we) get started?
Initial sessions are scheduled over the telephone or by email. You will need to contact me first to begin the process.
Do you have a cancellation policy? No-show policy
Yes, I have a 48 hour cancellation policy. You will be billed $50 for a late cancellation or no show.
Do you have a sliding scale fee?
Yes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-332-2732 to discuss.
Is your office handicap accessible?
Sessions are done virutally so there is no need to leave your home to come to my office.
Can you be reached for emergencies?
I am unable to be reached on a 24/7 basis. If you have a psychological emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
How do I know what to talk about in my sessions?
It usually helps to think about what is the most pressing issue in your life, the most challenging area in your life or where you feel the most pain. It also depends on whether you want counseling or coaching.
Do you work with children?
No, I do not work with children. I do provide services to teens 17years and older.
What is your approach to coaching?
My approach to coaching is based on Human Needs Psychology (based on Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes work) which believes that the key to both understanding and changing human behavior lies in our ability to understand and manage our six human needs, which are the driving force behind human behavior. I acknowledge that each human being is a unique and special soul.
What is your approach to counseling?
I use many different approaches. Each approach is tailored to match the preference of the client and is decided upon by mutual collaboration and partnership with the client. All the approaches have as their foundation: respect, honoring and valuing.
What about Confidentiality?