Frequently Asked Questions
Do I really need therapy?
Choosing to seek therapy can be a difficult decision. It can also be an empowering decision and the first steps towards change. If you're reading this, you are already taking the first step and walking that path. We encourage you to call our office so we can have a brief conversation to see if therapy is needed and if we can find the right therapist for you. If we are a good fit, we can schedule an initial appointment. If we feel you may have a more effective experience with another therapist, we are happy to provide you with referrals.
How much does therapy cost?
The regular rate for Douglas is $350 for a 50 minute therapy session and ranges from $200-$250 for other therapists in the practice. Sasha is offering sliding scale rates for remote telehealth work during the COVID-19 pandemic - please ask about that if you need financial assistance to get therapy right now. Longer sessions are available and often work well for couples and families. The length and frequency for sessions depend on your goals in therapy and how we decide to work towards those goals. Generally once per week is recommended to start building the therapeutic relationship and establish the framework. Our goal is always to help you work through the roadblocks and get you moving forward in a positive direction as soon as possible. Please call to discuss your options.
Do you take insurance?
We are not "in-network" with any particular insurance, but we can provide billing statements for you to submit to your insurance company for “out-of-network” benefits. Some insurance companies and plans will reimburse you for mental health services. There is no additional fee or administrative cost from us to have these statements provided to you. Please contact us and we can help check with your insurance company to find out about their coverage for services. We accept cash, check and credit cards for payment.
How can I get started?
We encourage you to call our office to set up an initial appointment. You can speak briefly on the phone with a therapist to discuss the issues you need to address and see if it is a good fit to set up an initial meeting. We are happy to provide referrals to other therapists if we feel we are not the best fit for you. If we move forward, during our first meeting we’ll talk about what you’re needing help with and our plan for therapy. You’ll get a sense of your therapist and how we work; and we’ll make sure you feel comfortable and confident that your therapist can help you. Once we decide to work together, we’ll go over the office policies and work out a schedule for sessions.