What To Expect
Some common therapy questions.
I’m new to therapy. How does the process work?
How Will We Meet?
What if I have to cancel an appointment?
Do you take insurance?
- In order for insurance to reimburse for counseling, you need to be diagnosed with a mental disorder. Most of my clients are not mentally ill, just unhappy and unfulfilled in their lives and relationships. And some common struggles, such as relationship conflict and grief, are not reimbursable by insurance.
- For some people, a diagnosed mental disorder is unwelcome in their health record. At times, such a diagnosis may get in the way of being approved for security clearances or may sway judges in child-custody hearings. By not taking reimbursement from insurance companies, I am not forced to label my clients; I simply treat the problems they bring to me, without a diagnosis.
- Insurance companies would require me to submit treatment plans and progress updates frequently, often every 4-6 sessions. This is usually done over the phone, and confidential personal and clinical information is usually required. By sharing your information with a third party, such as an insurance company, your confidentiality is compromised.
- Because I don’t take money from insurance companies, your confidential information can be found in one and only one place: my secure files. I am the only one with access to your file, unless you authorize me to communicate with someone else about your records. (Except as required by law.)
What forms of payment do you accept?
The goal of Thrive Counseling and Wellness is to help you move forward from relationships and beliefs that have not worked for you in the past. Whether you’re moving on from a toxic relationship, you’re battling insecurities or uncertainties that keep you feeling stuck, or you find yourself repeating patterns that don’t serve you well anymore, it’s time to leave those unhelpful people, beliefs, and patterns in your past. Uncover the strengths that have been within you all along and make the choices that are right for you, today and in the future.
Kim Parker, LPCC (OH E.2001923)
Phone: (513) 505-5815