I offer complimentary 15 min phone consultations for introductions, questions, and to get a scope of what you want to work on. It's also an opportunity for you to ask questions and get a sense of how I work. For the fastest response, please email me to schedule a consult.

Phone Consultations

Therapy is a deeply personal experience of openness, exploration, and transformation made possible through trust, nonjudgment, and genuineness. While you will be supported throughout, true change comes from within. Many have found that it's a very different experience from talking to a friend and varies greatly even by therapist. For most people, it is highly encouraged to attend weekly sessions to experience the changes one is looking for. Therapy is a commitment to actively working towards your wholeness and recovery.

What is Therapy?

Sessions are $200 for 45 mins. EMDR sessions are 45-60 mins. Longer sessions can be provided on a prorated basis.

My Fee
Insurance

Here's everything you need to know about me as an out of network provider:

Using out of network benefits helps to offset therapy fees when you're focusing on finding the right therapist to click with. Even though I may be out of network with your plan, your insurance provider may reimburse you for therapy services. I can assist by providing a "superbill" (a detailed receipt) to submit for reimbursement. However, you are responsible for full payment at each session. If you're looking for info on how to navigate asking insurance about your OON benefits, feel free to check out this guide.

If you already know your OON benefits, the reimbursement process doesn't need to be daunting. Reimbursify is an app that simplifies the process of insurance reimbursements. Simply take a photo of the superbill I provide, they do all the rest.

What to Expect

You can expect your first visit, or intake, to take 50-60 mins. In addition to any pre-therapy questionnaires and reviewing of confidentiality & consent, we will review your bio-psycho-social history together. Intake is usually an in-depth process for me to hear about your story, for you to get to know my style while focusing on your needs, and for us to collaborate on what you want to get out of therapy.

 

"Fit" in the therapy relationship is essential to your healing and I'm willing to help you find someone else if you're not feeling it.

Teletherapy

Your treatment should not be interrupted due to acute illness, child care difficulties, traveling, erratic work schedules, etc. In these situations, I am happy to support you by providing phone or (secure video) teletherapy for your ongoing needs. Please let me know if you are experiencing circumstances that you feel would benefit from teletherapy.

© 2018 by Sherry Atanasio, LCSW.