Frequently Asked Questions
How many therapy sessions will I need?
Counseling is a very personal experience and should be customized to fit the individual and his or her current needs. At your first session, we will discuss your goals, what therapy has to offer, and what you can expect from counseling. It is my goal to provide you with insight and tools you need to resolve current issues and approach future struggles with confidence. Successful therapy should be measured by your experience and goals met, rather than a number of sessions completed.
How much does therapy cost?
Contact me for current 50-minute session rates. Sliding scale can also be discussed.
Good Faith Estimate Notice
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
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 expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a 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.
What forms of payment does Rae of Light Counseling accept?
To make therapy accessible to as many people as possible, I accept multiple forms of payment, including cash, check, credit card, and Apple Pay.
I am also in-network with following insurance providers:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
*Benefits are based on the terms of the specific plan.
**Client's may request an itemized bill if they wish to seek out-of-network benefit reimbursement.
Is counseling worth my time and money?
Just like your physical health, it is important to maintain mental and emotional health. Our mind and our emotions determine how we experience the world around us. When we are less than healthy, it can impact our mood, social relationships, and work performance. Mental and emotional health problems have also been linked to a variety of physical health issues including high blood pressure, problems sleeping, weight gain/loss, issues of addiction, and attention/memory problems. In fact, mental health is so critical to daily functioning and well-being, it should be standard preventative care.
Still have questions? Please contact me.
Pain is real, but so is hope.