COVID POLICIES: The challenges of managing a clinical psychotherapy practice in the era of COVID-19 are significant. How can we, as clinicians, provide our usual degree of excellent care during this time when face-to-face contact is potentially dangerous? Each of our clinicians has addressed this question in a way that suits them, their patients, and their assessment of the inherent dangers. If you have a question about how we manage this situation please peruse this website and/or address each clinician directly.
Research suggests that at any given time, one out of every five people has a treatable emotional or mental problem.Many people struggle with trauma, stress, or unresolved issues from the past.Others have chemical imbalances that cause psychological disturbance.Yet, cost containment pressures in the health care industry have led to drastic cutbacks in the mental health benefits offered by many insurance companies.
At the same time, the growth of the managed care sector has made it difficult to maintain the traditional privacy needed between client and therapist.While all insurance companies require a diagnosis before they will offer coverage for psychotherapy, many also require that a case manager speak regularly to the therapist to review the progress of treatment.
Case managers may decide that treatment is not medically necessary and suspend or refuse payment.The information they record is no longer a private matter between you and your therapist and can also affect your future ability to receive coverage.
With all this in mind, we do our best to offer our services as economically as possible.Most insured people, who choose to use their mental health benefit, will receive at least partial reimbursement of the fees paid to us.
Above all, we believe in taking time to truly hear what an individual or couple needs and hopes for.We are aware of those needs and hopes as we form our initial professional opinion of what kind of therapeutic work might be most helpful.