How can counseling be helpful?
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or just life's challenges, counseling can be an effective tool in understanding yourself and creating positive change, which results in finding more balance in your life. Effective counseling begins with a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship and the ability to tell your story honestly and without judgement or criticism.
How do I know if I should choose online or in-person sessions?
Everyone is different and has different comfort levels when it comes to how they want to participate in therapy. Before making a decision, here are some things to consider to help: Consider the location of the physical office, your availability and time needed to attend appointments, comfortability with online video calls, or barriers that may prevent either in-person or video (ie: transportation, lack of internet, etc).
Online therapy has many advantages and has been proven to be just as effective and efficient as face-to-face counseling. All video therapy and phone calls are provided through a HIPAA compliant platform and all paperwork is exchanged through a secure client-portal.
What is the first session like?
The first session is designed to gather information and build rapport. Gathering information helps build the therapeutic relationship and gain a better understanding of your current and previous challenges.
How do I get started?
To initiate services, please fill out the contact form found under the "contact me" tab or the front page of this website. Once submitted, you will receive an email back to learn how to verify benefits and get information for scheduling.
Do you accept insurance?
Fresh Perspectives Counseling, LLC currently holds a contract with the following insurance companies:
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Superbills can be provided for insurance plans that accept out-of-network providers.
Do I have to use my insurance?
You may opt out of using your insurance if you wish.
Privately paying for therapy services creates greater opportunities for therapy to better fit your individual needs without rigid guidelines and restrictions from the insurance company.
What are your rates?
Initial intake appointments are $180.
Standard 53-60 minute sessions are $150.
I offer a limited number of sessions at a reduced rate for those who qualify. Payments may be made with most major credit cards, HSA cards, and out of network benefits for insurances that allow. Please see the insurances listed above for in-network coverage for using insurance benefits.