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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you participate with any insurance plans?

I am considered an out of network provider. Fees vary based on services needed. I am willing to help you with submission of claims and navigation insurance issues. Prices vary based on services needed.

How can I find out what my insurance will pay?

Call your provider and ask the following questions:

  • Do I have an out of network coverage for mental health?
  • Do I need prior authorization for outpatient visits?
  • How much is my out of network deductible and has any of it been met?
  • Once the deductible is met what is the percentage that will be covered of reasonable and customary?
  • Do you pay directly to provider or do you reimburse me?
  • If they do not bill electronically, where do I mail in the superbill?
  • When does the deductible renew?
  • Do I pay a co-insurance to the provider, if so how much?

What if I want to do more than 12 weeks?

Treatment plans are administered every 12 weeks to make sure you are meeting the goals that you seek. At the end of 12 weeks we will revisit the treatment plan, assess if more is needed, if you wish to add to your care plan with me or if your needs are better met by another type of provider. We will always focus on what is best for your unique needs.

Can I work with another therapist while I am seeing you?

Yes – we will be working on needs related to emotional overeating and Bariatric specfic topics. I will work with you on ancillary issues like anxiety and depression as they do come up in this type of work. I will also consider working together with another therapist that may be doing trauma work, relationship issues or deeper psychotherapy with you. My approach is to work through related stressors associated with overeating while helping you figure out the why behind the struggle. It is likely that years of dieting have contributed to many thought distortions that you have with food and your ability to live a “normal” and healthy life. It is possible once you start to understand that it is really never about the food.

Is this therapy?

Yes this is behavioral therapy. Techniques that will be used are CBT, Motivational interviewing, psychodynamic therapies (when needed) and solution- focused therapies. Other techniques will be used based on need.

My friend has food struggles but is not going for surgery- can you help them?

Yes, if you would like to refer a friend, have them do a discovery call.

Can you give me help with my nutritional needs?

I am not a registered dietician and each Bariatric center has their own guidelines. If you have a “block” in carrying out what you want to be doing, I can help you with that. We will talk about food for sure but from a how to standpoint always.