Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU TAKE?
WHAT IS YOUR OUT OF POCKET RATE?
BlueCross and BlueShield (BCBS)
Medical Assistance (MA)
Note, I'm currently working on my licensure process, so I currently work for and bill under my supervisor Dr. Reena Pathak at the Minnesota Center for Psychology.
My current out of pocket rate is $220 for the first intake appointment and $160 for any future 50-55 minute individual therapy sessions. I accept cash, check, and credit card (Discover, Mastercard, Visa, or Health Savings Account)
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE FIRST SESSION?
HOW LONG DO APPOINTMENTS LAST?
The initial session is the time for you to start to share your story. Another important aspect of the first session is deciding if we are a good fit. Do I seem like someone you can trust? We are establishing a relationship that will become the foundation for our work together. And as you talk about your goals and what you would like to change, I can begin to figure out how to help you get there.
Most appointments are 50-55 minutes. This is the standard length of a counseling session. If you are interested in a longer session (75-85 minutes) please contact me regarding availability and pricing.
HOW OFTEN WILL WE MEET?
CAN WE MEET VIRTUALLY OR DO YOU PROVIDE ONLINE COUNSELING?
To begin, we will meet once a week. I find it’s important to gain some momentum in the beginning by meeting weekly or progress can stall out. Once some or all of your goals are met, we can discuss meeting less often. My ultimate goal is to help you achieve your goals by learning new skills so therapy isn't needed. My personal challenge is to try to work myself out of a job by helping as many people as I possibly can to become a happier and healthier version of themselves.
During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, I am conducting all sessions online using a secure, HIPPA-compliant, video portal. Once it is safe to return to the office, I will again meet with most clients in-person as I find the best therapy happens with face-to-face sessions. Note, if certain conditions prevent us from meeting in-person, please contact me directly so we can discuss possible alternatives.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
I require 24 hours notice of cancellation or you will be charged for the session (out of pocket rate). Please note that occasional exceptions may be made in the case of an emergency, so please contact me with any specific questions or concerns.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS NOT INCLUDED HERE?
Please contact me directly and I'll be happy to answer any questions you have about therapy, my experience and/or the services I can provide to help you achieve your goals.