Frequently Asked Questions
The short of it is that it’s counseling delivered across a distance. I have a more in depth explanation here.
Each session is $125. I’m offering some low fee spots specifically for folks struggling with OCD on Open Path.
45-53 minutes for most sessions. Some sessions for OCD treatment will be up to 90 minutes.
I use multiple CBT techniques. The one that differentiates anxiety treatment from others is the use of Exposure and Response (or Ritual) Prevention (ERP or exposure therapy). It involves facing your fear in a very structured, graduated manner until the fear is significantly reduced.
We will thoroughly assess the sources of anxiety and build a list of anxiety-inducing tasks (exposures). The tasks are ordered by difficulty level (0-100) and generally we start off at about a 40. These tasks will be completed both in and out of session with around 30 minutes spent each day on exposures. This kind of therapy is laser-focused, intensive, and gets results!
Yes. I’m in-network with United Healthcare, Oscar Health, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. I have a pending application with Aetna.
Don’t see your insurance above? Don’t despair! You can utilize your out-of-network benefits to get reimbursed for our sessions. Every insurance company is different and I suggest contacting them directly to inquire about out-of-network mental health benefits, your deductible, your progress towards your deductible, and what their reimbursement schedule looks like. They might have a set dollar amount or they might cover a certain percentage.
If you opt to utilize your out-of-network benefits this is how it would go down:
I’d collect the session fee at the time of the visit, I’ll give you a superbill at the end of each month, and then you’ll file for reimbursement from your insurance company. Sound complicated? There’s an app for that! Check out Reimbursify.
It’s an evidence-based set of interventions shown to be effective in treating many issues. We’ll use it to help you master your anxiety by addressing unhelpful thought and behavior patterns. Read an in-depth explanation from the American Psychological Association.