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  • Do you accept insurance?
    All services are private pay. When therapists are "in-network" with insurance companies it means they have gone through a process of establishing a contractual relationship with that company and agree to their terms and rates. Some insurance plans offer "out-of-network" benefits. If you have out-of-network benefits, then you may be able to be reimbursed for a portion of your services. I recommend calling "member services" on the back of your insurance card and asking about your "behavioral health, out of network benefits." As a medical provider, I am able to accept Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Plans (HSP).
  • What's the payment and cancellation policy?
    My fee for individual therapy is $195 for 50 minutes. Occasionally my clients prefer longer sessions; - 75 minutes $244 - 90 minutes $293 I offer a complimentary 20 minute phone consultation prior to a first session. I require 24 hours notice for all cancellations. Clients are charged the full rate if they do not provide enough notice. Clients have choices to switch to virtual if traveling is an issue. I do my best to offer times for rescheduling.
  • How often do we meet?
    This depends! We may work together weekly, biweekly or even monthly. a few notes on monthly sessions I only offer monthly sessions if my client is established in the practice and in a maintenance phase. I may offer monthly sessions to a new client if they are established with another therapist and seeking adjudicative therapy services. I do not offer monthly sessions for kids. kid sessions I generally recommend weekly therapy for kids. Two weeks can be a very long time for them. If a kid is in longer term therapy and has been seen weekly for awhile and it is clinically okay to do so, then we may discuss biweekly sessions.
  • I already have a therapist, can I see you too?
    Yes! I enjoy doing adjunctive work and many clients I see have an established therapist they work with. Often times they are seeking either trauma focused work or looking for a complimentary approach to round out their therapeutic treatment.
  • Do you have to make art?
    Nope. I have some clients who don't make art at all. This is okay. We focus on your in-the-moment needs which sometimes may involve other techniques, like deep breathing or verbally processing something. Therapy can look lots of different ways and ultimately it's up to you. You always have a choice.
  • Can you do virtual art therapy?
    Yes! The main difference is you will have to have your own supplies ready and a space to work at. You don't need anything fancy. A pencil and a pad of paper will get you started.
  • Do you have to be good at art to do art therapy?
    Nope! Creativity is inherent. Skill is what is built over time. Sometimes folx who are familiar with the arts can struggle with art making too, as there can be lots of rules, expectations and critics that show up in formal training.
  • What materials do you have at the office?
    pencils, charcoals, pastels, gellies, pens, sharpies watercolor, acrylic paints collage materials craft materials; feathers, glitter, fabrics, recycled objects, pipe cleaners, stickers, etc. clay; air dry, oven bake (I do not have a kiln) masks yarns beads and jewelry making supplies
  • Do you offer internships?
    Unfortunately, I am not able to offer internships at this time. If you are an undergraduate looking for experience, I recommend gaining experience in within the human services and expressing interest in integrating the arts. Sometimes you can gain experience through "activities coordinator" positions. This is not the same as art therapy, but you can still learn and gain experience. It important to get in the field in work with lots of different populations. If you are at a graduate level, then you could try looking at larger agencies or in hospitalization programs. I recommend gaining clinical experience within a population you are interested in and finding a site where they are excited and open to you bringing in the arts. It's very common for us art therapists to be spearheading arts based treatment. A good supervisor makes all the difference.
  • What is a good faith estimate?
    The "No Surprises" Act became effective Jan 1st, 2022. Congress included this in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. It is designed to protect patients from surprise at bills they received for emergency services with out-of-network facilities, or out-of-network providers at in-network facilities. The "No Surprises Act" also enables uninsured patients to receive a good faith estimate of the cost of care. This act covers all medical procedures and services, not just behavioral health care. Good Faith Estimate You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the new law, healthcare 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. You can have a good faith estimate one business day prior to your initial session. Timelines are estimates with many variables. Timeline may vary depending upon the initial assessment and through-out treatment. You can discuss treatment frequency at any time. Rates may increase yearly to adjust with inflation and living costs. Clients will be notified within 60 days of any changes. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. You will be able to access your copy through the client portal. ​ ​ Billing Disclosures – Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing. What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)? When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network. “Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit. ​ “Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care–like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider. You are protected from balance billing for emergency services. When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections: You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (co-payments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan generally must: Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (prior authorization). Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers. Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits. Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit. ​ Get More Information For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
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