FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THERAPY

My current fee is $150 for a fifty-minute session, unless a different fee has been agreed upon in advance. Fee conversations are part of the therapeutic process, and my goal is to make them collaborative, ongoing and allow them to take into consideration changing financial situations. In the case of unexpected financial hardship or life events, it’s important to me that we are able to continue working together in whatever capacity is feasible, and I want to work to avoid disruption of our work together when it's possible. It’s a part of the values of my practice to remove barriers to mental health care and make quality therapy more accessible, and I will help you consider any options that may be available to you.

HOW MUCH DOES THERAPY COST?

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

I do not bill insurance companies directly, and it is up to you to discuss out of network coverage with your insurance company. Upon request, I will give you a statement at the end of the month marked "PAID" which you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement directly to you. When insurance is utilized for psychotherapy services, patients should be aware of the limits of confidentiality. Typically, insurance companies only require the following information: length of illness, psychiatric diagnosis, dates of service, and the names of persons being treated. Recently, managed care companies have been requiring additional information such as family abuse history, alcohol and drug history, treatment goals/interventions, the details of the treatment sessions, and on some occasions, treatment notes. In addition, providers are now required to sign waivers that allow the payers to audit client records. What this means is that if you utilize your insurance benefits for psychotherapy services, you may not have the extent of confidentiality you would otherwise expect

I offer individual, relationship (couple, triad and other relationship structures included), and family therapy for adults, adolescents and teens. 

I have experience and training in working with trauma, depression and anxiety, co-dependency and relational difficulties, sexual health, ethical non-monogamy,  queerness and LGBTQIA+ issues, and sex work. I am a relational therapist, centering the therapeutic relationship as the crux of change, and pulling from psychodynamic, narrative, feminist and queer theory, and relational modalities. 

WHAT TYPES OF THERAPY DO YOU OFFER?

HOW LONG DOES THERAPY LAST?

Therapy lasts as long as it remains useful and effective for you! The therapeutic relationship, like all relationships, takes time to build, therefore I often work with clients for years, building deeper rapport and trust as time goes on. What begins as topical therapy, dealing with one issue or crisis, often unfolds into deeper psychological work organically. Sometimes clients can feel "stuck" or "lost" at different times in therapy- I love to talk about this with clients as it's happening, and doing so normalizes the experience of the therapeutic relationship changing. 

©2020 Monica Provence, LMFT