Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept insurance?


I am in network with BCBS PPO and Blue Choice plans. I am also in network with some Cigna plans. Please e-mail info@btbcounseling.com to obtain a quote of your insurance benefits.




What is telehealth?


Telehealth is online video therapy. I use a secure, HIPAA compliant platform to conduct teletherapy. All you need is an internet connection (or you can use your cellular network), a private place, and a laptop, webcam, phone (iphone or android) or tablet to engage in telehealth.




What is therapy/counseling?


Therapy is a collaborative effort between therapist and client to understand and change what is not working in a client's life. I strive to empower my clients to make the changes they want to see in their lives through a focus on strengths and resilience, while taking into consideration the entirety of my client's biological, psychological, and socio-relational history and experiences. Therapy can give you the power to cope with your problems in a healthy way and to feel better about yourself and your life. Therapy can treat specific mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or eating disorders. However, many therapy clients do not have a diagnosable mental condition and are seeking help with life changes, trust, relationships, stress, career ambitions, insomnia, and various other life circumstances.




What if I'm out of network?


For clients who are out of network but still wish to use their insurance I require payment for services up front but can provide clients with a "superbill" to submit to their insurance company for potential reimbursement.




What are your self-pay rates?


Individual Counseling: Initial assessment: $180 50 minute session: $150 Couples Counseling: Initial assessment: $200 50 minute session: $175




Do you offer a sliding scale?


I can accommodate a limited number of sliding scale arrangements. Often I have a waiting list for a specific pay range (i.e., $0-$40; $40-$80; $80-$120). Please contact me for availability regarding a discounted self-pay rate.




What is your cancellation policy?


I require 24 hours notice of cancellation or a $75 same-day cancellation fee will be charged to the card on file. I will consider the appointment a "no show" if I do not hear from you within 15 minutes of the start of the appointment time.




What is couples therapy?


Couples counseling helps a couple resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. I can help you make thoughtful decisions about your relationship and gain a better understanding of your partner in general, or we can work on specific issues such as anger, infidelity, money, parenting, sex, or household duties. Therapy can also help couples who plan to get married work out differences before marriage or help you and your partner reach an informed decision when considering divorce.




What about therapy for teens and adolescents?


Just like adults, some teenagers and adolescents can benefit from therapy, especially those that may be experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. Many teens need help dealing with school stress, bullying, loss of a relationship (including friendship group changes) or peer pressure. Others need help working through their feelings about family or social issues, particularly if there's a major transition, like a death, divorce, move, or serious illness. Therapy for teens focuses on building self-esteem and improving relationships and communication. We will work on coping with stress, developing problem-solving skills, building a strong sense of self, and enhancing emotional strength.





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