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COUNSELING & THERAPY SERVICES

Serving clients in Suwanee, Duluth, Sugar Hill & Lawrenceville, Georgia

Telehealth sessions are available throughout GA

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Be Your Higher Self Through Mental Health Counseling

Traditional and alternative mental health counseling services are available to meet the needs of adults, adolescents, couples and families. Evidence based interventions are tailored to help clients meet their specific goals and restore emotional and mental health.

 

I Specialize In Therapy Modalities for:

What to Expect:

  • Support - to be treated with dignity and respect.

  • Homework - may consist of trying new behaviors, art therapy, mindfulness practices or suggested readings.

  • Results - a reduction in the frequency, intensity, or duration of the "problematic" symptoms.

How the Counseling Sessions Work

Initial Assessment

  • Usually conducted in my office in Suwanee, GA, the main goal of the initial assessment is to understand your problem or concerns, as well as exacerbating circumstances, such as family of origin issues, past trauma, or medical conditions that might be exacerbating your ability to cope.

  • Obtain relevant information which may include; health, relationships, self-care, stress level, current coping skills.

 

Follow up Sessions

  • Interventions are developed and driven by the goals you wish to obtain.

  • Common interventions may include changing destructive thought processes, learning relationship skills, improving self-care, or changing behaviors.

 

Cost and Structure

  • Initial Assessment Individual: $160/55 minutes

  • Initial Assessment Couple: $195/90 minutes

  • Follow up sessions Couples and Individual: $130/55 minute

 

Video and Phone Sessions

  • Video and phone sessions are a preferred way to access mental health care due to the flexibility and convenience.

  • Telemental health expands the availability of services. Clients from anywhere in the state of Georgia may access our telemental health services.

 

Appointment Scheduling

  • For you convenience I offer both Saturday and Sunday appointments.

  • Call or email us to discuss availability and to schedule your appointment. Most appointments can be scheduled the same or next day.

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Why I Don't Accept Insurance

  • Filing insurance requires mental health practitioners to give a "diagnostic impression" from the Diagnostic Statistical Disorder Manual. This becomes part of your permanent health record. It is impossible to predict how this may impact you in the future. Some people have been impacted in their ability to purchase life insurance, health insurance, and job and college applications.

  • Receiving a mental health diagnosis can have negative consequences such as lowering self-esteem and being stigmatized by others. Also, receiving a diagnosis can result in a self-fulfilling prophecy if people begin to internalize their diagnosis. Labels are very powerful!

  • Insurance providers may become privy to your private and sensitive healthcare information if they require justification for filing claims.

  • Insurance "standards of care" often dictate the number of sessions allowed.

  • Often, only partial reimbursement is allowed when filing a claim for providers who are out of your network.

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Resources

 

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No Surprises Act / Good Faith Estimate

 

As of January 1, 2022, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

 

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage, a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage; both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.

 

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance, an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

 

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit  www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 368-1019. 

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