Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are the costs for services?

The current cost for services are $145.00 for a 50-55 minute individual session and $180.00 for a 75 minute intake session. Please contact me directly for questions about consultation fees and possible discounted rates for treatment.

How can therapy help me?

There are many reasons an individual might choose to pursue therapy. For instances, a person may be going through a major life transition which has caused them to feel overwhelmed by life's demands (motherhood, starting college, new career, etc.). Others may need assistance navigating concerns such as low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma and relational concerns (romantic, social or work-related). Thus therapy can provide a safe haven for these individuals to explore and learn ways to manage their feelings/symptoms. In addition, therapy can be used as a way of increasing one's self-awareness/insight into themselves, in order to reflect on their values and sense of purpose in life. In other words, people seeking therapy are ready to grow and make changes in order to live more authentically!

Do you accept insurance? 

​I am happy to provide a receipt (Superbill) in order for self-pay clients to file for out-of-network reimbursement. If you are interested in filing for out-of-network reimbursement, please contact your insurance provider for more information about the types of documentation they require. Please keep in mind that choosing to not file with your insurance provider allows you to be in full control of your treatment in therapy. 

What remains confidential in session?

Any healthy relationship is built upon a foundation of trust and security and therapy is no different. Before engaging in the the therapeutic process, every therapist should provide a written or electronic copy of their informed consent for their clients to sign prior to their first session. That being said, there are certain situations in which a therapist might be required to break confidentially and these situations can include:  Suspected abuse or neglect of children or elderly adults, if the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming themselves and/or if the client has threatened to harm another person.

How do I schedule a session?

There are several ways to schedule an appointment, but the easiest way to contact me is to call (832-304-9382) or email me (michelle@authenticlivingcc.com). While I do try my best to answer most phone calls, if you get my voicemail this means I’m either in session or simply away from the phone. Therefore, please feel free to leave a detailed voicemail with your name, contact number and brief description of your concerns and I will return your call as soon as possible. (Typically within 1-2 business days.) If you have any questions, just ask! I am always happy to help and I look forward to hearing from you!

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