What happens in a first session?
The first session is a chance for you to meet your therapist and determine if the two of you are a good fit. It will be a time to explore your concerns, talk about goals, and experience counseling. At the end of the session, you can schedule future sessions, request a transfer to another therapist, or decide that you are not ready for therapy at this time. Your therapist will help you through this so that your individual goals are met.
How much does it cost?
The therapists at Brentwood Counseling Associates are in private practice and so their fees vary from therapist to therapist. The base fees of our therapists range from $110 to $150 per session. Some allow for a sliding scale based on your financial ability and others do not. Our office manager, Jane Jenkins, will be able to assist you in determining which therapist would be the best to meet your current needs.
Can I use my insurance?
As with private pay, this differs from therapist to therapist. Some or our therapists are on many insurance panels, some are on none. We will work with you to help you understand what your mental health coverage is and to pair you with a therapist who takes your insurance if that is your need. We are also able to bill out-of-network for you, and Jane can help you to understand this process.