Counseling for Individuals & Families Impacted by Serious Illness
Grief and Loss
Dealing with an illness, new or old, creates a lot of change in your life and your body. These changes can lead to anxiety, depression, fear, anger, to name a few. Together we can come up with strategies and tools to better manage these symptoms.
Whether it’s a new diagnosis, dealing with side effects, or trying to figure out, “what now” when treatment is over; we can help you process this trauma to your body and find your way to a new normal.
If dealing with the medical system feels like a foreign country and language, we’ve got you covered. We can help you figure out how to advocate for yourself and get the care you deserve.
Grief and Loss
Grief is defined as, “the normal and natural emotional reaction to loss or change of any kind”. So much of what we experience as anger and sadness is actually grief. And while it’s all completely normal, we don’t talk about it nearly enough and that can leave you feeling alone. By simply talking about your grief we can help you move through it so you don’t get stuck.
Frequently Asked Questions
What insurance do you take?
We are in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and United Healthcare and Cigna. We can verify your coverage and what your co-pay or co-insurance will be.
If you have another insurance carrier, don’t worry! Most, if not all, plans provide coverage for out-of-network mental health services. This is typically covered at 60-70% plus your co-pay and often equates to a cost of approximately $30-50 per session. It does require you to pay up front at the time of service. Then we provide a form to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. This can be done at each session or monthly, whichever you prefer.
You can usually find all your benefits on your plan’s website under Behavioral Health or Mental Health Services.
*Keep in mind insurance costs can be impacted by whether or not your deductible has been met for the year
What are the costs without insurance?
If you do not have insurance or prefer to pay out of pocket here is the fee schedule:
- Initial/intake session – $200
- Standard 50 min session – $135
- 30 min session – $65
- Consultations for healthcare navigation only – by request (customized cost)
We don’t offer sliding scale, instead we offer 30 min sessions as a more affordable option. This does require more active participation between sessions in order to maximize our time together.
How often will we meet?
That all depends on your needs. We typically recommend at least 6 sessions to really address your concerns. But we can determine this together.
I’d like to get started, what’s next?
We can schedule a free phone consultation and then, if you’d like to proceed, we will schedule an appointment.
You can also schedule online here.
Managing a serious illness for yourself or a loved one is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. It leaves you feeling helpless. With an integrative and holistic approach to counseling, we can help strengthen your resilience so you feel stronger and less overwhelmed.
With additional expertise in grief, cancer and caregiving, we can help you find healing and maybe even new meaning.
This is how we’ll do it
Schedule a free phone consultation to determine if this is a good fit.
Based on your needs, we’ll come up with a plan to get you more clarity and support.
Together, we’ll move you towards resilience, healing and growth.