Why counseling?

Isn’t it just for crazy people? Can’t I just talk to my friend?
No, therapy isn’t just for “crazy people,” and luckily, this stereotype seems to be on its way out. The benefits of counseling are many, whether you are struggling to get out of bed every day or you have a specific issue you want to talk through. You will find that speaking with a counselor is different than talking to a friend or family member. Counselors provide more objectivity and often people are more willing to be open and honest with someone they don’t know in their personal life. Counseling can provide structure and teach skills so you can be more effective in your decision-making. Counseling can also provide you with a level of accountability that can have a profound and positive impact on your life.

How do I make my first appointment?

Give us a call on the office line at 469-215-0314 and our office manager will get you set up as a new client, schedule your first appointment, talk you through what to expect, and send over our quick and painless consent paperwork!

How much will it cost and do you take insurance?

Foundations Counseling will accept several insurance policies for individual counseling. If you are seeking premarital, marriage, or couples counseling, these services are not billed to insurance and would be processed as private pay. Before your first appointment, you should check with your insurance company to determine your deductible, co-pay and possible session limits.

Accepted insurance policies include Aetna, All Savers, Ambetter Superior Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield (not Magellan), Behavioral Health Systems, Cigna/Evernorth, Friday, Humana, Surest, UMR, and United Health Care. 

If you do not have insurance or Foundations is out of network for you, the cost of the initial individual session is $175; subsequent sessions are $150. For premarital, couples, and marriage therapy, the intake session would be 90 minutes and cost $200. Follow up sessions are $150 for 50 minutes and $200 for additional 90 minutes sessions. Payments are due at the time of session and will be charged to the saved credit/debit card on file.

The overall cost of services depends on a number of factors including your provider’s fee, frequency of services, and duration of treatment. You can receive an estimate of service costs as described below.

As of January 1, 2022, under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

What should I expect at my first session?

Your first session will be spent talking about what brings you to therapy. You can expect the following questions to be asked of you: What has happened that made you pick up the phone and make this appointment? What do you hope therapy can do for you? What are your specific goals for being here, and what do you want to see changed by coming? If you don’t have answers to all of these questions, that’s ok. Part of the process of therapy will be to help clarify these things. Each session will last 50 minutes.

How long will therapy last?

There is no hard and fast rule on this. Sometimes, people begin therapy for a very specific problem and once this problem is resolved, no additional sessions are necessary. Other people enjoy benefits of counseling for long periods of time. Specific goals for your own therapy will be established early on in the process, many times in the first session. You and your therapist will regularly review these goals and discuss whether additional sessions would be beneficial for you.

What are your hours?

Sessions are by appointment only, with hours available Monday through Friday. Limited after hour appointments are available.