I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
Who can receive counseling from TeleTalk Counseling?
Anyone who lives within the state of Texas is eligible to receive counseling services from TeleTalk Counseling.
How does payment work?
Through the online client portal, you’ll find a place to input your credit card information. Your card will be kept on file and will be charged at the end of each day you have a session. That way, we don’t waste your valuable time in session fiddling with payment.
What is out-of-network insurance coverage?
Out-of-network mental health providers do not have an agreement with any health insurance companies. Benefits of going out-of-network include not having diagnoses follow you in your medical record and avoids restrictions on when, how, and how often you can be seen. Moreover, I supply superbills each month that you can submit to your insurance company who may provide you with reimbursement for the fees. The exact amount of reimbursement depends on your insurance provider and plan.
What is a superbill?
A “superbill” is a term for a billing format that allows you to submit the bill directly to the insurance company after you pay for sessions. The superbill is usually one page and contains my name; practice name and address; phone number; date and place of services; TAX ID; NPI number; state license number; checklist of CPT codes; a place to write DSM or ICD diagnosis codes; the charge for service and the payment; balance due; and signature of the clinician. You will receive a superbill at the end of each month and then you’ll simply send it on over to your insurance company.