A mental health therapist helps individuals who have normal and abnormal cognitive processes cope with difficult life events. Whatever the presenting problem may be, a counselor is there to help you through difficult times by providing you a safe environment to learn, explore, process, cope, grow and overcome daily challenges. Your therapist may also do assessments to diagnose and treat mental health. Please note that prescribe psychiatric medications are not prescribed at this practice. Referrals and recommendations will be made if needed.
Please be sure to download registration papers, fill them out completely and bring into your first session. Children's registration documentation has an area in which your child or adolescent will fill out themselves. You may also bring any other documentation that you think will be helpful for your therapist. It is helpful to have parents or guardians present first session for children and teens. I recommend bringing in anyone who you find supportive that may be able to also contribute to background information (i.e. spouse, parents, children, etc.).
A licensed therapist will provide mental health counseling in the convenience of your own home or office. Sessions are 100% confidential and private. Services are provided in Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Royal Oak, Bingham Farms, Berkley, Birmingham, Ferndale and Rochester Hills. Please call to schedule an appointment so that your therapist may obtain all the information needed.
The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual. After a thorough assessment, your therapist will discuss treatment plan recommendations and allow you to choose how often you would like to come. Typically, therapy will start out weekly to build a rapport, explore presenting problems and learn ways manage independently. Once you are feeling confident, sessions are reduced to bi-weekly and then monthly.
You can get in touch by phone (248) 973-7958 or use the form under the contact page. Alternatively use the quick and easy online booking page. For same day appointments, I recommend to call by phone. For Elite clients whom may need in home or office sessions, please call for easier booking. Thank you.
PABC does not accept insurance at this time, however we have partnered with Better - an app that helps patients who pay out-of-pocket to get reimbursed by their health insurance. After each visit, simply submit the SuperBill you receive via the Better app. They work with your insurance to get you reimbursed. For more information, please visit https://www.getbetter.co.
Great question. Please visit our Private Pay vs. Insurance page for more information.
Medicare or Medicaid may not reimburse for full amount, but it doesn't hurt to try. It may take up to three months for reimbursement.
Coverage and benefits for traditional therapy and counseling services change from one health insurance company to another and from plan to plan, but generally the following rules apply:
- Reimbursement depends on your insurance plan and coverage for mental health services. You may want to call your insurance provider to inquire for more information.
- In many cases, before you can get reimbursed by your insurance company, your therapist will need to diagnose you with a mental disorder or issue. This diagnosis would be sent to the insurance company and recorded in your medical file.
If you consider using your health insurance, please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
- Do you reimburse for out of network providers
We do not bill insurance direct. You will be responsible for paying fees up front. Be sure to check out my partner Better on more information on how to get reimbursed. They do all the work so you don't have to worry about run arounds with insurance companies.
Counseling sessions are 45 or 60 minutes pending what you choose to book. Each 15 minute increment is billed additionally.
I do not prescribe medications. However I am able to conduct assessments to identify a diagnosis and coordinate care with your neurologist, primary care physician, or psychiatrist for medication management.