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Common Questions & Helpful Info

All the Answers You Seek, In One Place

Have a question you’d like to ask? I’m committed to giving patients the best care and experience I can. There’s no such thing as a bad question when it comes to mental health. Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions. Please allow 1-2 business days for responses to inquiries. 


What are the benefits of doing private-pay therapy versus using insurance? 

There are many benefits that a person may consider when choosing between private-pay services versus using their insurance. One of the most beneficial things about private-pay is that there is no requirement for a diagnosis to be given. When using insurance for therapy services, the insurance company requires that the provider submit both a code for services (individual/group/family/couples therapy) as well as requiring the provider to assign a diagnosis. These things will be included on the insurance claim that is submitted. Some people would rather have no paper trail indicating that they are receiving counseling services and/or do not want a mental health diagnosis tied to their medical record. Insurance can also limit the number of sessions that are covered for services which may or may not be enough time to successfully meet all of a person's therapy goals. With private-pay services, you have the added benefit of getting to choose the provider that you feel is the best fit for your needs without being restricted to who may be in-network with your insurance panel. 

How long does each therapy session take?

Therapy sessions last for one "therapy hour" which ranges from 45-55 minutes in length. The reason that session times may vary is so the provider has enough time to unpack and explore what the client brings up in the session. 

What therapy models are used at Good Talk Therapy? 

The primary therapy models that are utilized at our practice are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These therapy models are evidenced-based for people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic pain and chronic illness, as well as a number of other stressors. 

What ages do you work with? 

Currently, our practice is accepting new clients who are 15+ years of age. 

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