New Client Info
The first one or two sessions consist of an initial comprehensive assessment. During this time, the clinician will meet with the client to review their history, assess current functioning, and administer assessment measures. The comprehensive assessment is then used to create an individualized treatment plan.
YOUR TREATMENT PLAN
A client’s treatment plan will be individualized by the client’s needs. Clients goals will center around desired treatment outcomes and will chart the markers of progress throughout therapy. We do not believe you will be in therapy forever and we use measurable goals to make sure you are progressing towards health and healing.
LENGTH AND FREQUENCY OF SESSIONS
All individual sessions (except the initial assessment) are 45 minutes. All couples sessions are 60 minutes. However, a longer session may be scheduled. Longer sessions will be prorated. Majority of clients will meet with therapist weekly at the onset of treatment. This will vary based on the need of the client.
FWC Counseling is a private pay only practice. We do not participate in any insurance networks. This allows us to make the best decisions for your treatment regarding the type, legnth, and frequency of therapy without limitations imposed by third party payers.
Clients will be given a “super bill” which can be submitted to insurance for reimbursement in lines with your out of network benefits. Please check with your insurance provider to verify out of network benefits.
MEANS OF PAYMENT
We accept credit, debit, and FSA/HSA cards. A card is required to be on file for billing purposes. Client is charged at the beginning of every session.
We require at least 24 hours advance notice of a session cancellation. If less than 24-hours notice is given, you may be charged the full agreed upon rate of services. Please be advised that insurance companies do not reimburse for canceled appointments.
GOOD FAITH ESTIMATES
Effective January 2022, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your healthcare services will cost. Under the law, healthcare providers (including mental health providers) need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services.
• Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
• Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059