What supports are in place to help with payment?
We offer a sliding scale for womxn who may need extra financial supports. Please ask for more information if you are interested. We can also offer financing with zero percent interest for up to one year. Finally, we can provide a superbill (a special type of invoice) for you to present to your insurance company. Some insurance companies are happy to reimburse for “out-of-network” care, and others are not. Please call your insurance carrier for more information.
Why do you only work with women?
We only work with womxn because, out in the wide world, every space is a space for men! Cars, restaurants, even grocery stores were created with men in mind. We think that womxn deserve a safe, inclusive space to explore their behavioral health needs, as well as highly trained womxn practitioners to help them do so.
What conditions do you see?
We see womxn and girls (ages 11-end of life) for a wide variety of issues and struggles. We provide therapy for womxn around obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, life transitions, peripartum, perimenopause, family, and couples’ care.
Do you offer a free 15-minute consultation?
We do! Please give us a call to schedule yours today! During this 15-minute meeting, we will ask about your goals for therapy as well as offer information about pricing, pace of therapy, and modalities we may use to help you reach your goals.
How does testing work? (i.e., overall process, online or in-person, final report etc.)
Psychological and neuropsychological testing can be done one of two ways—please let us know which works best for you!
Option 1-Traditional: In our traditional testing option, you will meet with a psychologist in-person for several hours (between 2-5 hours) on one day. You will speak in depth with your psychologist about your referral question. Your psychologist will also ask you many, many (what will probably feel like a million!) questions about you, your life, and your history. After completing this clinical interview, you will undergo neuropsychological testing procedures. These can feel like games, puzzles, or challenges, but will give us so much information about your brain’s relative strengths and weaknesses. Then, you will complete at least one true/false assessment about your own thoughts around your behaviors and ideas. Finally, you will be asked to complete some quick screeners to rule out any other mental illnesses. After this jam-packed day, you deserve a treat! While you’re treating yourself, your psychologist and team will be scoring and interpreting your results and creating a comprehensive testing report, outlining the results of every test you took as well as personalized next steps and recommendations. We will hold one last meeting (your feedback session) online, where your psychologist will go over your results, provide information and referrals for next steps, and answer any questions you may have. After your final meeting, your psychologist will follow up with whomever you deem appropriate to receive the report, including your physician, long-term therapist, educational representative, lawyer, etc. Your report will also be available to you online.
Option 2:-Hybrid: We are pleased to offer a hybrid option for womxn who can’t or prefer not to meet for several hours at once. We can do the initial clinical interview online (1 hour) as well as the feedback session (30-60 minutes). We will send the online assessments and screeners to you via our secure patient portal, Simple Practice. Then we will meet for a truncated time period (usually 1-2 hours) to complete the neuropsychological portion of the test. Aside from this step, the testing occurs in the same manner as our traditional testing option.
What kind of therapy do you do?
Evidence-based psychotherapy practices are utilized and carefully tailored to each patient’s unique treatment goals, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Our behavioral health consultants additionally integrate feminist and culturally sensitive principles per our commitment to fusing social justice and inclusivity with serving womxn.
How will I know if the treatment is working?
You will know you are responding positively to treatment when you and your provider observe meaningful progress toward your goals, which may be accompanied by increased confidence, self-understanding, and a sense of balance with yourself and life more broadly. Further, you and your provider will build a supportive and collaborative therapeutic alliance to create space for you to identify what aspects of treatment are most helpful to you. This feedback is encouraged anytime and will help your provider optimize strategies you prefer and discontinue those that are not useful to your growth.
How will I know when I'm done with therapy?
A unique aspect of our practice is that you and your provider will protect time every sixth session to collaboratively discuss how you are feeling about your progress in treatment. Our intention is to encourage reflection on how much longer you may need care and if your treatment plan needs to be modified to be as representative of your goals as possible, which may organically grow and shift overtime. We do not believe womxn need to be in therapy “forever” and contrarily seek to empower our patients to decide when they are finished.