Frequently Asked Questioins
What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is more than learning coping skills and looking for a "quick fix". Psychotherapy is a team effort, where you and your therapist work together to process your feelings, connect to your emotions, and explore current and past events that contribute to your mental wellness. Psychotherapy is most effective when you have an open and trusting relationship with your therapist. Your therapist's job is to come along side you in a safe and positive environment to support you, encourage you, and challenge you, rather than make decisions for you or give advice. True psychotherapy can be expected to take 6+ months, depending on the individuals level of commitment and presenting concerns at hand.
How do I become a new patient?
You can become a new patient by completing the contact form on our website! We will be in touch with you to gather some additional information and schedule your appointment. You can also give us a call at (586) 907-5762.
Do you offer sliding scale rates?
We offer a sliding fee scale for those that don't have insurance or cannot afford to pay towards their deductible. The sliding scale is income based. You may be required to provide proof of income in order for us to determine your reduced rate.
How long does each therapy session take?
The initial intake appointment will be 60 minutes in length. All other appointments will be between 45-53 minutes depending on what is covered by your insurance company. Please note that some insurance companies only authorize 45 minute appointments.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
Please bring your license and insurance card with you to your first appointment, as well as payment for services.
How much does psychotherapy cost?
The cost of psychotherapy varies depending on your insurance coverage and out of pocket responsibility set by your insurance plan. Clients are responsible for verifying benefits with their insurance company. Clients will be required to cover any costs not covered by their insurance plan unless otherwise discussed with your therapist.
What is your cancellation policy?
All appointments cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment will result in a $50.00 late cancellation fee.