Frequently Asked Questions

 

Individual Therapy

I've never done therapy before. What can I expect?

A therapist 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 in a confidential setting.

You will be asked different types of questions that allow you to explore yourself in a way that is different than if you were having the same conversation with a friend or family member. 

It is most common to schedule regular weekly sessions initially, and then space them out as you see progress. Committing to this time and consistently showing up and doing the work brings the best results.

What will we do during the sessions?

This is going to be unique to each individual and the issues that are bringing you to therapy.

In general, you can expect to discuss what is happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and share progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session or outside of your session. This time is dedicated to you to share your story as it was and is – and how you want it to be.

I will check in frequently to get your feedback about how the sessions are feeling to you and how we might modify them to make them more helpful.  I also introduce different mindfulness exercises that clients have found really calming.

How can I get the most out of therapy?

This is a great question! Therapy will be most effective when the skills and insights that are gained in your weekly session are practiced throughout the week. We will agree on one thing to practice after being introduced to it in our weekly session together.

Do you take insurance?

If you decide to use your insurance, I am what is considered an out of network provider. You will have to check with your health insurance if you have out of network benefits.

Common Questions to ask your insurance company:

  • What is the reimbursement rate for an out-of-network provider?
    • Do I have a deductible? And if so, how much is it?
    • Do I need approval from my primary care provider?
    • How many sessions per year do I have coverage for?
    • What form(s) do I need to submit so that I can be reimbursed?

    I will be happy to provide you with a receipt with the necessary information to obtain reimbursement based on your plan.

What is your Fee? What kind of payment do you take?

My sessions are usually 50 minutes and the cost per session is $120. For a 90 minute session, the cost is $175. 90 minute sessions are helpful when we are doing Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

I accept cash, check, or credit card. 

Using a pre-tax Flex or Health Account for counseling is a way to save money and avoid the hassles of managed care. Unlike using your health insurance for therapy, this route may not always require you to provide a mental health diagnosis. I’m able to directly charge credit cards associated with your employer sponsored HRA or HSA (Health Savings Account; Flex Spending Account) type account.

I do have a limited number of sliding scale spots. Please feel free to ask me about them.

How do we get started?

Here are 3 ways to connect with me:

  1. 484-452-3769
  2. angela@prospercounselingllc.com
  3. Fill out the contact form below if you have any questions or to book a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation.

I look forward to speaking with you!

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(484)-452-3769

4617 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143

1226 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

angela@prospercounselingllc.com