You probably have insurance to cover mental health expenses. This is an excellent benefit for many people. However, the most fundamental aspect of mental health treatment is confidentiality, and using insurance does not afford you that privilege.
Insurance companies have a standard of care to ensure adherence to their evidence-based philosophy. Some insurance companies do not recognize energy psychology as an approved evidence-based treatment despite a wealth of research that proves otherwise. Therefore if you choose to use insurance, you must follow the guidelines they set. Whether or not it is good to pay for therapy with insurance depends on your specific situation and the type of insurance you have.
Here are some factors to consider:
Pros of paying for therapy with insurance:
Lower cost: If your insurance plan covers therapy, you may be able to pay a lower out-of-pocket cost than if you were paying for therapy out of pocket.
Access to a broader range of therapists: Insurance plans typically have a network of in-network providers, which may give you more options.
Regular appointments: Insurance plans often limit the number of sessions per year that are covered, which may encourage you to schedule regular appointments and work on your issues consistently.
Cons of paying for therapy with insurance:
Limited options: Your insurance plan may only cover therapy with certain providers, which may limit your options and prevent you from working with the therapist of your choice.
Lack of privacy: If you use insurance to pay for therapy, your insurance company may access your therapy records, which could impact your future insurance coverage or job opportunities.
Diagnostic requirements: Insurance plans often require a mental health diagnosis in order to cover therapy, which can be stigmatizing and may impact your future access to insurance or job opportunities.
All this said, I do accept United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, and Oxford. This may impact your ability to do certain kinds of EP because these companies do not recognize them.
Confidentiality- Therapy is confidential, with a few exceptions. If you are a danger to yourself or others, I am required to help you get into a higher level of care for your safety. We will discuss this ahead of time if it comes up.
The best way to ensure your therapy is 100% confidential is to pay for it privately. Insurance companies have a right to access and review your records.
What can I expect from our first meeting?
In our first meeting, we’ll discuss your history, background, and goals.
It’s a good idea to prepare a 2-3 page autobiography of yourself in advance. You may also want to watch my videos to learn muscle testing before your first session. This will teach you a valuable skill that we will use and one that sets my work apart from other types of therapy you have done in the past. [Link here]
How long are the sessions?
Sessions are conducted in 30, 45, and 90 min time blocks.
See the fee schedule for more information.
30-minutes is good for coaching calls, discussing homework and progress, and planning new goals.
45-Minutes is considered a therapeutic hour and allows you time to flesh out new patterns, plan goals, or work on existing open work.
90-minute sessions allow you to clear many trauma patterns or larger pieces of therapeutic work. Some patterns are quite large and may require several sessions to clear. In this case, spacing sessions two weeks apart can allow you to process and integrate transformed energy.
Email is an excellent way to exchange homework ahead of scheduled sessions or share additional insights.
How long will it take to see results?
Good mental health is a lifelong commitment, and healing is a journey rather than a destination.
The patterns that have eroded at it have likely been in place for a long time, possibly even originating with our ancestors or past lives. Most clients find they begin to feel better quickly and are able to begin the process of deep emotional and spiritual healing in 6 months to a year. The work that you do on your own outside of scheduled sessions will improve your results and add to the value you receive.
I require 48 hours’ notice for cancellations. This may be hard when things come up unexpectedly. I will do my best to help you reschedule in an emergency, but you will be held responsible for your entire session fee.
You are making a commitment to yourself to show up and do the work. The quality of your results will depend on your commitment to therapy sessions and homework. We are entering a therapeutic relationship that requires healthy boundaries, trust, and communication. I want to see you succeed, and regular attendance is necessary for that to happen.