Therapy can give you the skills you need to be able to better manage your emotions, your thoughts and your behavior. As a result, you will have more self-confidence, will become more productive and have better relationships both personally and professionally.
The length of your therapy depends on your emotional health, your situation, and your goals. Some of my clients schedule a few sessions to address one particular issue, while others come for a longer period to address a more complicated issue or several issues. After I get to know you better, I can recommend a time frame and a schedule that will address your concerns and fit your budget.
Finding a good therapist is similar to finding a good doctor, lawyer, or minister. It always helps
to do your research, educate yourself, and ask lots of questions. You may want to talk with friends and family to see if they have referrals for you. Ultimately you will want to feel comfortable with the person and believe they are the right person to help you.
When you are ready to make an appointment just call or text Suzanne at 828-291-6002. You can also email, however I will respond to text or voicemail more frequently.
If you plan on using your insurance to help you pay for your sessions, I am currently in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, North Carolina State Employees, Cigna, Medicare, United Health Care and Primary Care Physicians.
Therapy is an investment in your own personal growth and in your relationships. It’s hard to put a price tag on higher self worth, a life purpose, and many times, personal happiness. However, that being said, I always respect your financial situation and will work with you to develop a schedule that meets your budget.
Sessions are designed to last fifty minutes to an hour unless you request otherwise in advance. And, while I am happy to see you for more than an hour, insurance companies only pay for one session per day.
If you plan on using your insurance, you will need to bring your insurance card. I ask that you pay at the end of each session. I accept cash, personal checks, health savings cards, debit cards, and Visa and Master Card.
I will ask you a series of questions about you and your situation so that I can get to know you and determine how I can best help you. This is called a therapy assessment. You don’t have to prepare for this, unless you want to. If you do, think through why you decided to come to therapy and what you’d like to accomplish during our work together. After those two questions, the rest of the interview tends to flow naturally.
If I am not in network with your insurance company, or if you do not have health insurance, I have a discounted rate.
If you have insurance, your insurance company determines the amount of your co-pay or coinsurance. However, be sure to check the amount of your deductible if you have one for mental health services. If that is the case, you will need to be prepared to pay for your visits until you reach your deductible amount.
I do offer telehealth for residents of North Carolina. I am not licensed to practice in any other state. If you prefer telehealth to in person visits just let me know at the time of your appointment and my office manager will set up your session.