Counseling + Coaching at Method As a licensed clinician, I choose to offer both counseling + coaching services at Method not only because I think both are beneficial (& fabulous) modalities, but also because I value providing options for individuals in search of some support. For more information on counseling + coaching at Method, click here. Whether I use counseling or coaching methods is based on each individual's needs, goals + preferences.
I offer counseling + coaching both in-office and virtually. Counseling is available for residents of Minnesota only, while virtual coaching services are available for all US residents.
Fees for Services
I am a fee-for-service provider, which means that I do not charge your insurance company directly. You may be reimbursed by your insurance company for services provided at Method Counseling if you choose to request "out-of-network" reimbursement or choose to pay using a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Please verify the specific requirements for reimbursement with your insurance provider.
$150. Initial 60-minute Counseling or Coaching Session
$110. Ongoing 50-minute Counseling or Coaching Sessions
Advantages of Fee-for-Service Care
Privacy. Avoiding a third-party payor can be an important step in keeping your personal mental health information private. It is important to know that insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis in order to consider providing coverage for mental health services and, once your personal mental health diagnosis is submitted to an insurance provider, it becomes a part of your permanent health care record. Additionally, submitting a claim to an insurance company gives them access to your protected health records.
Individualized length of treatment. Some insurance companies offer only a limited number of mental health care sessions for each individual or diagnosis, which can lead to premature termination of counseling services prior to desired relief. By avoiding insurance limitations, we can develop a more personalized length of treatment for your specific needs.
Simple, straightforward payment. Using a fee-for-service mental health provider bypasses issues with co-pays, deductibles and any unexpected payment discrepancies. You pay one, set fee, directly to your provider at the time of your appointment.
Payment Payment is due at time of service and I accept cash, check, or credit card payments, including Health Spending Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards. If you choose to request "out-of-network" reimbursement from your insurance provider or use an HSA/FSA for payment, I am willing to provide a detailed invoice that you can submit directly to your insurance company.
What to Expect Your initial intake therapy session will last approximately 60 minutes and will cover logistical aspects such as paperwork, a thorough mental health assessment and a discussion about your goals for counseling. Each session after this initial appointment will generally last 45-50 minutes. Upon request and/or necessity, I also offer sessions that are longer or shorter than 45-50 minutes.
Cancellation Policy Method Counseling requests a 24-hour notification of cancellation prior to your appointment time. You will be required to pay a $50 fee if you do not notify me at least 24 hours before canceling an appointment. .