New Patient FAQ
It takes a great deal of courage to take the first step toward healing because finding the right therapist is not always the simplest task. No matter how qualified the therapist may be, the most telling indication of a successful therapeutic outcome is the relationship between you and your therapist. If you are unsure, please schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with us. If the therapists at Finding Freedom Therapy are not the right fit, we will do our best to help provide appropriate referrals.
We provide both in-person and virtual sessions!
Yes. Studies have shown that virtual therapy is as effective as in-person therapy in many cases and is compatible with the therapeutic modalities we provide.
Yes. We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Tricare, and we will provide forms/receipts for out-of-network benefits for other insurance providers.
It is $150 per intake session and $125 for each subsequent psychotherapy hour if you are not utilizing your insurance.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment or you do not notified your therapist at least 24 hours in advance, you may be required to pay the full cost of the session as insurance companies do not cover this cost
Yes. We require two paycheck stubs to calculate a sliding scale rate starting at $80 per therapeutic psychotherapy hour.
Each therapy session is just under one hour.
The initial one to three sessions will be considered intake sessions where we get to know one another to assure we are a good therapeutic fit. We will focus on obtaining your history and reason for beginning therapy. During this time we will create a treatment plan and therapeutic goals and complete any needed assessmens. Subsequent sessions will be focused on psychotherapy for you to meet those goals.
Yes. Your Protected Health Information (PHI) is protected through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). We do our best to share very little information and only on an as-needed basis for things such as filing with your insurance. It is possible for your chart to be audited by your insurance company, but that is not a common occurrence. For the most part, insurance companies only require to know your diagnostic code and how often you are being seen. We are also very mindful about how we write out notes to best provide for your privacy. For a full understanding of how your information can be shared, please see our Notice of Privacy Practices.
All payments are collected through Therapy Notes, an electronic health records system. When in-person sessions resume, we will also accept cash or personal checks.
No. Finding Freedom Therapy is a psychotherapy practice. We do not have a psychiatrist on staff, but we are happy to provide referrals.
If you are seeing Amanda then yes, most often, Lily will be present in session. If you are uncomfortable with dogs, Lily can stay in her crate during your session. We are also happy to refer you to other providers if you prefer. To learn about the benefits of animal-assisted therapy, visit our animal-assisted therapy page.