What would beginning therapy be like?

I offer free phone consultations to help determine if I am the right therapist for your needs. During this consultation, we will talk for about 15-20 minutes about your reasons for seeking therapy, your background, your schedule, and fees and policies. We will also talk about your questions or concerns about starting therapy and determine if it makes sense to schedule therapy sessions with me. If we determine you would be a better fit with another therapist, I provide trusted referrals.

I see the first few sessions as a chance for us to get to know one another and how we might specifically work toward your goals. Because I develop individualized treatment plans with clients, these first sessions pave the way for that work as well as help you to feel comfortable in therapy.

What about insurance and fees?

  • Individual sessions: 50 minutes, $180

  • Couples sessions: 50 minutes, $200; 75 minutes, $275

Using your insurance benefits, my professional services are considered an “out-of-network” option. I provide you with documentation monthly that you can submit directly to your insurance company for reimbursement. Check with your insurance company about their coverage for out-of-network services, the status of your deductible, if you need pre-authorization, and the number of therapy sessions covered per year. While it can be harder to use an out-of-network provider, I highly value confidentiality, and the amount and sensitivity of information I must share with your insurance company is reduced with this status.

What is the best way to contact you?

For scheduling an initial consultation or regular session, email is best: amyfuhrmannphd@gmail.com. You can complete the form on the contact page of this website to schedule a consultation or email me directly for other scheduling needs. In an effort to protect your confidentiality, be advised that email is not always a secure form of communication. Therefore, I do not email therapeutic content to you.

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