The standard meeting time for psychotherapy is 45-55 minutes and will be scheduled at the top of the hour. Typically, we start off by meeting weekly, however biweekly, monthly, and “as-needed” appointment times are available. Let’s talk about the best fit for you!
If you are feeling nervous about your first visit, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. It is so very common for people to experience anxiety leading up to the first session, whether this is your first time in therapy or not. We will start by reviewing the paperwork that you completed before coming in. I will make sure to answer all of your questions about my policies and how therapy might look for you. Then, I tell people, “we talk a little bit, about a lot of things,” so I can start to get to know your world a little better. We will talk about what you want to get out of our time together and create a roadmap in getting there.
My session fee is $150. I utilize IvyPay, a HIPAA-compliant platform for credit card processing. I also accept cash or check as payment methods at the time of service.
Good Faith Estimate: Effective 1/1/22
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
In-Network: At this time, I am an in-network provider for HealthChoice, United Healthcare, Healthcare Highways, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Out-Of-Network: If I am out-of-network with your insurance company, contact me to discuss your options!
Other Payment Options: Should you not have insurance or decide to pay out of pocket, contact me to discuss your options!
How do I know what my insurance will cover? You may be surprised what your insurance will (and won’t) cover! I can help you find that information out, however, it’s best that you be informed as well! There should be a phone number for Member Services on the back of your card. Give them a call and ask some of the following questions:
-Will my plan cover outpatient mental health services, in an office or via telehealth?
-Do I have a deductible (the amount you have to meet before services are covered) that I have to meet? If so, how much is it and how much have I already met?
-How much will I pay out of pocket? Is there a co-pay, or co-insurance, that I am responsible to pay?
Why would I choose to not use insurance? Choosing to pay for your therapy out of pocket allows you 100% control and privacy of sessions. Your records would remain free from any audit or compliance check that insurance companies may decide to do. With insurance, I am required to inform them of diagnosis and insurance companies have rules around session frequency, longevity, content, and interventions. Some treatment may not be covered. You maintain the greatest privacy paying out of pocket. Please make sure to ask me any and all questions around this!
I am currently offering telehealth sessions and a limited number of in-office sessions, while following current CDC guidelines. Should you choose in-person sessions, you are aware of the risks of doing so, and you agree to not hold Ferguson Therapy, PLLC, liable for these risks. I am committed to following CDC guidelines to provide a safe environment. Masks must be worn in the lobby and hallways at all times, regardless of CDC guidelines.
Many people ask what kind of therapy I do. Sometimes, they are looking for a specific type of treatment. I primarily use a therapy tool called Brainspotting. Brainspotting allows you to guide the conversation. We’ll sit with your emotions, acknowledge how they make you feel, and strive for long term healing beyond simple coping tactics.
In addition, I’ll use the enneagram and attachment styles to supplement our time together. Plus, I’ll pull insight from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, Solution Focused Therapy to help you best reach your goals. That all may sound like therapy mumbo-jumbo to you…just know that I have been trained in techniques that are PROVEN to help people reach their goals.
Are you someone who appreciates having ALL of the information before diving into something new? You aren’t alone! That’s why I’ve compiled a list of resources for you to better understand what therapy and Brainspotting can do for you.
“As a client, why choose Brainspotting?”
“What is Brainspotting?”
“Healing your brain from trauma, Brainspotting”