1. What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is different from psychiatry. Psychiatrists often prescribe medications, but psychotherapists do not and cannot because we are not medical doctors. We focus on mental issues rather than physical issues. We first conduct assessments and provide counseling mixed with various therapeutic approaches without using psychiatric medications. Another difference is that psychotherapists would not just focus on your own symptoms, but also focus on your relationship issues.
2. Do you take insurance?
Yes – Currently I take plans from the insurance companies listed below.
- Medicare (except for Medicare Advantage HMO plans)
Out of pocket session fee is $165 for each 50 minutes virtual session ($180 for the initial assessment session). However, many insurance plans pay a part of out-of-network provider fee. I can provide a super bill for my clients to request reimbursement from your insurance company.
4. How often does session take place?
Typically sessions are conducted every week or every other week, depending on the severity of the symptoms and your availability.
5. How long do I continue therapy?
It depends. Most clients prefer long-term support, but others need to work on specific issues short-term (1-3 months).