I meet with both the child (client) and parent for the initial appointment. We will go through a list of standard intake questions so I can get to know your child. These questions will focus on your child’s strengths, goals for therapy, family dynamics, and any family mental health history that may be relevant. We will also map out your family in something called a genogram which looks like a family tree and lays out dynamics, trends, etc. Meeting together helps me understand your family dynamics, and this helps your child to know that (s)he is safe with me.
I will meet with your child one-on-one for approximately 53 minutes. During this time, your child and I will work together to help your child be successful. Per confidentiality rules, what your child and I talk about will remain confidential with three exceptions: if your child is at-risk of hurting him/herself, if someone is hurting your child, or if your child has plans to hurt someone else. I would encourage you to limit your questioning your child after the appointment so your child feels privacy is being respected, however it is often helpful for you to ask about topics we focused on. For example, “What did you learn about today with Kate?”
$100 for one (53 minute) session. This is the same for telehealth. I do not accept insurance, but you will be able to pay with Flex spending, bank transfer, or credit card. I can provide you with a receipt for payment that includes a diagnosis code and billing code if you want to try to file with your insurance, but coverage this way is not guaranteed.
All major credit cards, cash, and checks made out to The Bug and Bee, as well as HSA (Health Savings Account) and FSA (Flexible Spending Account) cards are accepted.
I do not work with insurance for billing. However, I can issue a receipt with a diagnosis and billing code that you can file with your provider. Coverage is not guaranteed in this way.
Life happens- I get it! I have two kiddos, and things can change on a dime. I ask that you please let me know 24 hours in advance if you have to cancel your appointment so I can try to fill your appointment slot. Otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate of the session. I will consider you a “No Show” if you are more than 15 minutes late for an appointment without notice, and this, too, will be charged at the same full rate of the session.
During severe weather events, I will likely follow protocol of FWISD. However, your safety and my safety is my main priority, so please know sessions will be cancelled if I can not make it to the office safely. If this occurs, you may be asked to change your in-person appointment to a telehealth appointment.