How long does each session take?
Therapy sessions can last 45 minutes, but typically last 55 minutes.
How often do sessions occur?
At the start of therapy sessions are typically held weekly. Consistent and frequent sessions help to ensure that therapy is effective and useful for clients. As therapy goes on it is not uncommon for sessions to spread out to every other week or longer as determined to be appropriate by both the therapist and the client(s).
What happens in the first session?
Day one of therapy is a paperwork and get to know you day. Since you take the time to complete paperwork before the first appointment I will review it and go over the answers you have provided. I will then spend time asking questions to learn more about you, what brings you to therapy, and what your goals are for completion of the therapy process.
How do I pay for therapy services?
I am paneled with a variety of insurance companies including: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Cigna, Cofinity, Humana, McLaren, McLaren Medicaid, Meridian Medicaid, PHP, Tricare, and United Behavioral Health/United Healthcare. It is the client's responsibility to learn what their outpatient mental health coverage is, including copay and deductible, prior to the onset of therapy.
If you prefer to pay out of pocket for your sessions please discuss this with me prior to the first appointment.
Blue Lotus Therapy Services accepts cash, checks, and credit cards (including HSA and FSA) to pay for copays, deductibles, and late cancel/no-show fees.
What do the credentials "LMFT" mean?
LMFT stands for licensed marriage and family therapist. In order to obtain this license I attended a masters-level program nationally accredited by the AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy), underwent hundreds of hours of clinical supervision and practicing therapy with clients, and passed the national licensing exam for marriage and family therapists.