THE INDIVIDUALS WE WORK WITH...
We provide various different mental health services for individuals, groups, couples, assessments for legal proceedings, family therapy, and community presentations surrounding various areas of interest. We work with many different challenges including: crisis, trauma, grief, LGBTQ, domestic violence, self-injury, sexual assault, physical assaults, suicidal thoughts, divorce, self-discovery, anger management, transgendered transitions, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, adjustment challenges, and other complicated experiences. If you have any questions surrounding if your individual and complex challenge is something that we can help support you through, please call for clarification.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY?
The journey of therapy can be a foreign process, for this reason we would like to introduce you to what you should expect from seeking counseling services with me.
At the beginning of therapy, the initial intake will be 1 hour in order for us to explore important background information. During this time, you are given the chance to get to know who you are working with and to allow you to make an informed decision surrounding if you would like to work with them. We want to empower you to make sure that your needs are being met during this process. We want to stress that you do not have an obligation to work with us, unless you choose to work with us. All sessions after the initial intake, sessions will run for 50 minutes to 1 hour once a week (unless we decide more or less care is needed). During this time we will discuss safety plans (if needed) for both in and outside of sessions in the event that you find yourself in a situation that you cannot safely handle on your own. This will be a safe guard for providing you with the best possible care. After we have assessed goals for therapy and developed a mutually agreed upon safety plan, we will start the process of exploring past hurts in order to put all the puzzle pieces together for how this challenge is currently effecting you.
The amount of sessions will depend on the complexity of your goal and will be discussed with you so you have an expectation about the duration of therapy. It is always important to remember that change can happen fast or slow; you are in control over the speed of our sessions. There will also maybe a time during your journey that we may decide to decrease or increase sessions depending on your ability to handle the stressors in your life and the progress that you make. We honor your progress while allowing you to become self-sufficient. We trust that you have the abilities to overcome your challenges and to make the life that you choose. When we decide that you are ready to move forward, we will have a termination session in which we will explore the gifts that you gained from sessions.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM WORKING WITH A MENTAL HEALTH REGISTERED DIETITAN?
The role of the registered dietitian (RD) is to evaluated current eating patterns and share with team members any nutrition information that may affect physical and mental health or medication needs. The RD works with the client to construct an individualized plan for improvement to replenish nutrition deficiencies and promote optimal nutrition and growth. The RD helps to identify dysfunctional and detrimental thoughts and feelings around food, eating and body size, as well as knowledge and skill deficits that prevent the patient from implementing recommendations. They also explain the role of proper nutrition and eating in physical and mental well-being and provide education to challenge inaccurate beliefs about food. Dietitians working with eating disorders (and other mental health concerns) help to refer information about underlying life stressors to the mental health professional. Dietitians working with clients can offer active learning activities (when appropriate), such as cooking, eating or grocery shopping, to help teach new behaviors and acceptance of food-related tasks and environments. Model appropriate eating in these situations. In order to provide the best care, the RD communicates frequently with other members of the treatment team regarding nutrition interventions and patient's health status. (Roles and Responsibilities modeled from Jessica Setnick's MS, RD, CEDRD Eating Disorder clinical pocket guide 2nd edition)
At the beginning of therapy, the initial intake will be 1 hour in order for us to explore important background information surrounding your exercise level, current nutrition levels, and stressors to help us to be successful in our work together. During this time, you are given the chance to get to know who you are working with and to allow you to make an informed decision surrounding if you would like to work with them. We want to empower you to make sure that your needs are being met during this process. We want to stress that you do not have an obligation to work with us, unless you choose to work with us. All sessions after the initial intake, follow up sessions will run for 50 minutes to 1 hour either weekly, bimonthly, or monthly (depending on medical necessity). If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out for more information.
OUR FEES SCHEDULES
We offer three different levels of counselors to fit your needs and cost range. If you have any questions or concerns surrounding if we are a good fit for you, please feel free to reach out to the counselor you are wanting to see.
Our LPC’s hourly rate is currently $200 for sessions and $350 for intake sessions. Our LPC’s accept insurance as an in network or out of network provider (depending on the plan). Our Registered Dietitian’s hourly rate is currently $300 for sessions and $450 for intake sessions. Our LPC-Intern’s hourly cash rate fee is $100 for sessions and $150 for intake sessions, with the option for a sliding fee scale if needed. Our LPC’s and LPC-Intern’s do work with some government agencies/special circumstances including Crime Victim Compensation Program, Vocational Rehabilitation, car insurance claims, and worker’s compensation claims. We also offer low income services with our student counseling intern from SOU for an hourly rate of $50 a session and $75 for intake sessions, with the option for a sliding fee scale if needed.
At this time, we accept check, credit cards, insurance, health saving accounts, and cash. All fees/copayments are due at the end of scheduled appointments. We do enforce a no show fee schedule for any sessions that you have missed. If you have questions surrounding rates for legal assessments or community talks, please contact us for more information.