- Are you providing in-person therapy sessions?
- Due to COVID-19, beginning in March 2020 Inspired Psychology moved exclusively to virtual telehealth. I utilize an electronic medical records software, Simple Practice, which has integrated a secure HIPAA compliant video conferencing software. You can connect to sessions by following your unique link for your session in your web browser. If you’d like to access sessions from a tablet or mobile phone Simple Practice has an app you can download for free to connect remotely.
- What do I need to do to have a successful teletherapy experience?
Privacy Maters. Prior to the appointment, find an area that is confidential for you to have your session, where you will not be interrupted, and to protect your privacy and improve sound quality headphones are recommended.
Test your internet connection. Simple Practice has options to test your internet speed, webcam, and headphones before you connect to the session.
Stay charged. Since video conferencing can drain battery power. I recommend you have your computer, tablet, or phone plugged in prior to starting your session.
If we get disconnected, have your phone close by so we can resume the session over the phone.
If you’re taking your session at a different location than the primary residence you’ve provided. Please inform me at the beginning of the session of your location.
- What should I expect at my first session?
- It's normal to feel nervous about meeting your therapist for the first time. At an initial session, your therapist and you will review your initial intake paperwork. They will ask you why you sought therapy and seek to better understand your goals for treatment. Be prepared to answer the question, "what's bringing you in today?" Feel free to ask any questions to your therapist. The main goal of the initial part of therapy is all about creating a trusting therapeutic relationship.
- How many sessions will I attend?
- Therapy is a journey of self-exploration and personal development that's unique to you. Typically the clients we work with are interested in long-term, depth-oriented therapy. Over the course of treatment, together we will evaluate if we've met our initial treatment goals. When those goals are met, we may discontinue treatment, or there may be new goals we develop along the way. Therapy is always voluntary, meaning you can stop at any time.
- Do you take my insurance?
- I am an out-of-network provider, meaning I’m not in-network with any insurance plans. If you have a PPO insurance plan and would like to utilize your out-of-network benefits I can provide you with a superbill for potential reimbursement. Flexible health savings accounts can also be utilized to help pay for therapy.