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 I DO NOT prescribe psychiatric medications.
Please be sure to complete all registration papers prior to your appointment. You should be able to find these in your welcome email, if not please call me and I will resend them. 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. Please note that these services are not covered by insurance providers.
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.
I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield. For all other insurances, I am considered an out-of-network provider.
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. Please note that I am NOT a provider for Medicare or Medicaid.
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. Please 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
For those who do not have BCBS, please note that I do not bill insurance direct. You will be responsible for paying fees up front.
Counseling sessions are 45 to 60 minutes for private pay and 53 minutes for those using insurance.
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.