Yes, we only offer online (telehealth) therapy sessions. This is done through a private, safe, and secure online platform, which is HIPAA-compliant. In addition, therapists ensure they are in a private and confidential location to provide you with privacy. Therapists cannot guarantee confidentiality from your location and it will be up to you to ensure you are in a private location.
Exceptions to confidentiality:
Online (telehealth) therapy is shown to be as effective as face-to-face counseling sessions. Here are a few other benefits:
How long you continue in therapy depends on a lot of different factors.
We generally like to start with weekly sessions to give you time to become comfortable with the therapist and begin processing through your issues. The frequency of sessions are often reduced to biweekly, then monthly once you begin seeing progress.
First, I would like to ask you a question: Therapy is too expensive compared to what specifically?
Therapy should be thought of as an investment into your mental health and comparable to going to your primary care doctor for a series of tests to find a physical ailment or a dentist for braces. These are things that we need, but not for the long term. We justify the cost because we need to get it done for the betterment of our health and because we know it will make our lives better overall.
Mental health care is similar in that it is something that we sometimes need to get us through a rough period, but then we learn the tools and more about ourselves to no longer need them every week or even every month. For some, they see a mental health counselor for a short time, solve their issues, and don't need the care again or only come in when they have a highly stressful life event, such as suffering a loss. For others, they need more extensive mental health care on a more consistent basis.
Those who take their mental health care seriously find the work done in therapy to be well worth the cost. It's not going to be easy, but it will be worth it!
So here are some questions to ask yourself.
What is it worth to you...
Remember that you are not paying for my time. You are paying for your results.
No, we do not accept insurance.
However, you may still be able to use out of network benefits to get reimbursed for any out-of-pocket costs.
NOTE: Using out of network benefits may require a diagnosis by your insurance company.
With this option: You pay the therapist for the scheduled session, and monthly we provide you with a receipt called a superbill, which you can then submit to your insurance company. If you have mental health benefits and do not have a deductible, the insurance company will send a check to you directly for reimbursement once the claim is accepted. Please be aware that we do not have any control over your insurance company, whether they accept or decline your claim, nor the reimbursement amount.
Another payment option: Use a Health Saving Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), which allows you to use pre-taxed money.
Please be aware that a credit card is required to be on file to schedule a session and payment is due at the time of service.
There are several reasons for not accepting insurance.
The insurance company may want to know the procedure code used for the therapy sessions so they can accurately provide you with the reimbursement amount. For an individual therapy session this would be 90837 with the modifier 95 for telehealth.
Yes, we do currently have a reduced fee option through Open Path Collective. We only accept up to five (5) Open Path clients at a time. This option is available to those who have signed up with Open Path and are unable to afford current market rates for therapy sessions or for those who do not have insurance which allows for you to submit a superbill for reimbursement of therapy services.
How it works:
We at A Mindful Walk Counseling allow you to choose your own payment based on what you can afford. You will be asked to choose a payment option on the consultation form and speak about it with the therapist during the free telehealth consultation. We ask that you inform the therapist if your situation changes and can pay the full counseling session fee, either due to higher income/budget availability or if you obtain insurance which will reimburse you for some or all of the costs. This opens up a spot for someone else with us through Open Path who would otherwise not have that available to them.
If you have any other questions not answered here, please send us a message with your question(s).
Required documentation will be sent out and must be complete prior to the first session. A credit card is required to be on file for session payments. You will receive reminder notifications for your scheduled session appointment.