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You Ask - I Answer

Have a question you’d like to ask? I’m committed to giving you 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 email me at elise@counselingathletes.com if you have any additional questions.

DO YOU DO MORE GENERAL THERAPY?

Yes! I have experience working with teens, college students, couples, adoptees, and families through various issues. I love to work with clients who have grown up in a home with chemical dependency and/or abuse process trauma, learn a new way of navigating life, and develop healthy connections with other people.

DO YOU COLLABORATE WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS?

Yes, for eating disorder recovery I highly recommend we collaborate with a dietitian. Once you are ready, I can provide referrals or work together with someone you already see. A therapist and dietitian are an optimal support team in eating disorder recovery, and both have something different to offer the client. I also collaborate with doctors, physical therapists, coaches, and others in your support network. 

DO YOU HAVE EVENINGS AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS?

 Please contact me to find out my current availability.  I do my best to find an evening spot for high school students and those who do not have the flexibility to meet during the day. I do not offer weekend appointments at this time. 

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?

At this time I do not take insurance. You can pay with a flexible spending account, and I can provide you with superbills to submit with your insurance provider for possible out-of-network benefit reimbursement based on your insurance plan. 

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

My fee for a 50 min session and an intake session is $175. Longer or half sessions can be prorated according to this rate. 

This fee includes collaboration with your other providers, letters and form completion, all email/text communications with and referrals for current clients, and up to a 25 minute monthly update call with parents or guardians of teen clients 17 years old and under.

Family sessions are 70 minutes at $250. 

DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?

I want people to get the counseling they need and want; I reserve a select number of sliding scale fee slots for those unable to afford my full fee. Please inquire, and I may be able to negotiate my rate to something that would be more sustainable.

DO YOU OFFER CONSULTATIONS BEFORE I/WE COMMIT TO THERAPY?

Yes! I offer a free 20 min phone consultation. Following a consult call, if I'm able to accommodate your needs we can set up an intake session. An intake is a wonderful opportunity for us to meet, you to give me background info, I can answer questions and give feedback, and we can see if we would be a good fit to work together. An intake is also when I can make sure I will be the most beneficial person to assist you in your goals, and if necessary, I can provide referrals to other clinicians if I think they may be better suited for your particular issue.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COUNSELING FOR ATHLETES AND SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY?

In counseling, I work with clients struggling with eating disorders, post-sports career, body image, post-injury or loss, and anxiety and depression. I use many of the techniques that are also used in Sports Psychology such as regulating your nervous system, thought management, and confidence-building, however, I can also support people who are experiencing distress at a clinical level and distress outside of sports, and develop and provide treatment planning. 

GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE

As per Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, called the “No Surprises Act”, healthcare providers have to provide patients without insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical services. If you would like an estimate of your self-pay services or out-of-network costs, you may request this from your clinician. Please note that this is an estimate of services and may be an under or over-estimate of the total costs. This estimate is to ensure that you are not receiving any surprise costs.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 368-1019.

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