Do I need therapy?
Trust your instincts. If you are considering the idea that it might be helpful to talk to someone about what’s going on, then you are probably right. Some of the most successful clients are those who are doing quite well but need some extra attention in a specific area of life.
How do I get started?
The first step is to call or email. After that, we set up an appointment time. During the first appointment, we will begin to pull together important information so that we can come up with a plan. During the first session, we are figuring out what it will be like to work together.
How often do I come in for therapy?
Therapy often works best when we meet once a week, especially in the beginning. However, the number of sessions depends on your interests, goals, your history and your ability to work during and between our sessions. Some issues can be addressed in just a few sessions, most require at least a few months. Over time, we may “stretch out” the frequency of our sessions. Sometimes clients who have “graduated” still like to check in every 6 months or so. We know therapy is an investment of your time, energy and resources. We try to be mindful of and a good steward of that. While some people may choose to come for a long time, others can get good results in 6-8 sessions. It just depends.
What is your fee? Do you take insurance?
Kate Ferguson’s fee is $185 for a 50 minute session. Carter Monroe charges $140 for a 50 minute session. Payment is due at the end of each session and can be made by cash, check, credit cards, debit cards including medical savings account cards through your employer.
We do not contract with insurance companies or communicate in any way with your insurance company. This means that we are “out-of-network” providers. Some insurance plans include out-of-network benefits. The best thing to do is to call the number on your insurance card and ask about your out of network behavior/mental health benefits.
We can provide you with a receipt that you can use to file for reimbursement with your insurance company.
Also, we do have a limited number of reduced fee clients at all times. They qualify based on exhibited financial need, and you may ask to be placed on the waiting list if you think you may qualify.