FAQs

I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

How long will it take?

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.

How much will therapy cost? Do you accept insurance?

Mindspring Wellness Counseling offers multiple services that cater to your busy life, including options for secure messaging therapy and video sessions.

I am not In-Network with any insurance company; however, if your plan has an Out-Of-Network benefit, I am happy to provide you with a weekly or monthly itemized “Superbill”, which is a form that you can submit to your insurance company to request reimbursement (reimbursement is not guaranteed).

If you have any questions about this process, please contact your insurance company directly, so they can provide you with the most up to date information.

I do not have contracts with any insurance providers and am strictly an out-of-network provider.

I highly recommend contacting your insurance company to ask for more details about your out-of-network benefits before beginning services. Be sure to inform them that services will take place via Telehealth.

I understand that therapy is an investment!  If private pay does not seem feasible, please consider the following options:

  • Contact your insurance provider and ask about your out-of-network benefits. Your insurance may cover a portion of your sessions.
  • Use your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Put your pre-taxed dollars to good use by investing in your mental health.
  • Check to see if you or your spouse’s employer has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP is a benefit that allows the employer to pay for a set number of sessions to each employee.