You don’t take my insurance, now what?
You have a couple options. Many insurance plans allow for Out of Network Reimbursement. This means you would pay the session, then your insurance plan would reimburse you at a portion or the entirety of the rate. You would need to talk to your insurance company to figure out if this is an option for you.
An app I recommend that an make the process of getting out of network reimbursement is called Better.
Why don’t you take more insurance?
I don’t take insurance for a few reasons, but the main reason is I want to be able to devote my time to meeting your and your child’s needs. Rather than spending time trying to bill and talk with insurance companies, I am speaking with you about how therapy is going, talking with teachers, and planning interventions that can accelerate progress.
Is my child too young for counseling?
Nope. Counseling can be helpful for kids of all ages. There are treatment interventions that can help optimize infant development. Preschool aged kids can respond exceptionally to therapy. Their minds are still malleable which means progress can sometimes happen very quickly.
I don’t think my kid is going to sit on a couch and talk for an hour. What are you going to do?
Play therapy is the therapy of choice in working with kids. You are right, they will not sit on a couch and talk to me about their problems, but they will play out their worries, fears, stresses, and more in their play. Children learn and communicate through play, so I use that medium in order to help them get better.
How long will therapy last?
I have seen kids make the necessary changes in a few weeks, but I have also worked with kids for several years. One of the things we will talk about in the first couple of sessions is how you, as the parent, will know when therapy is done. I believe we should always be working towards the end of therapy.
At the same time, I am very relational in my work with kids and sometimes they want to keep coming to therapy to check in. We can set up plans for your child to come in every month or two so they can say hello and I can evaluate to make sure they are still moving in the right direction. We can also meet the specific goals and start the process of ending therapy. As we start to meet goals, we will have a conversation about how therapy will end.
Okay, sounds good. How do I get started?
You can get started now.
I look forward to speaking with you.