How does Online Therapy work?
As a virtual practice, we provide secure online therapy for individual adults, couples, and families who are residents of TEXAS. Skype and other online video conferencing software cannot guarantee privacy. Therefore, our online therapy services occur via a HIPAA-compliant web portal. It requires our clients to go to a secure website in order to participate in therapy, and then works just like any other video-conferencing application. Clients must be physically located in the state of Texas during service per licensing regulations.
Do you take insurance?
Currently, we do not. In order to use insurance, it requires we give our clients a mental health diagnosis. Insurance can then dictate what kind of treatment you can receive. We strive to take a non-pathological approach to psychotherapy that is aligned with functional medicine in addressing root causes of symptoms, and we choose to let what is best for our clients to dictate treatment – not what insurance will pay for. We also prefer to empower our clients to decide if they want a mental health diagnosis on their record or not, for client privacy is a top priority for me.
While we do not currently accept insurance, we can provide superbills for you to file for reimbursement if you have out-of-network coverage. Please check with your insurance to see if you have out-of-network mental/behavioral health coverage. If you choose to file for out-of-network benefits it will require us to give a diagnosis code on your superbill. Also please note – Couples and Family Therapy is not usually covered by insurance.
How much does therapy cost?
We believe that therapy is an investment in yourself and your relationships and one that will repay you over and over. We value your time, our time, and the services we have to offer, and charge in accordance with that. The rate for sessions is different based on the clinician’s license and experience and ranges from $135 – $160 per 50-minute session, please visit our fee page here to see each clinician’s specific fees.
We do not accept insurance, but we will provide superbills if you have out-of-network mental health coverage. You pay the full fee in session, and then will be responsible for filing for reimbursement with your insurance company. Please note – couples therapy is not usually covered by insurance.
How often should I/we come for sessions?
We recommend for clients to begin therapy weekly, as this will allow us to form a solid therapeutic relationship and create momentum toward their goals. We are open to shifting to bi-monthly sessions as we continue to explore progress and goals. Please know that you will experience more noticeable change when you engage in regular sessions and commit to also doing the work outside of sessions.
You will typically know when you have reached a point where you feel you no longer need to come. We will be discussing your progress and how therapy is going regularly and openly and will communicate about what termination looks like together.
How long are sessions?
Sessions with couples and individuals typically last 50 min. or 75 mins. We are respectful of our client’s time by reserving a regular time slot for them, so we ask my clients to please arrive at their appointments on time. These are reserved time slots are “rented” and not “owned”. After 3 weeks of non-attendance, reserved time slots may be offered to other clients.
Please understand that cancellations within 24 hours of our appointment or no-shows will result in payment of the entire session fee.
What is EMDR therapy and how does it help?
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is an evidence-based treatment for trauma and has been found effective for chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and more.
It involves the use of your sensory system to stimulate memory networks to heal traumatic or disturbing memories. It has been shown that the nervous system holds on to unprocessed trauma and stays stuck in the stress response. This can happen for years. By using EMDR to process the trauma the body can process through the memory and release the stress response.
Adrienne Clements, LMFT offers EMDR therapy for individual clients. Please visit the Contact Page to set up your free 15 min consult to see if EMDR is right for you.
What is the Gottman Method for Couples Counseling?
The Gottman Method was created by Dr. John and Dr. Julie Gottman and has become one of the “gold standards” in marital and relational therapy. It has been researched for decades with thousands of couples and is very effective. This approach addresses conflict management, communication, empathy, trust, commitment, and intimacy, as well as other relationship topics. It is a well-rounded and active approach rooted in solid relationship science. Adrienne Clements, LMFT is trained in levels 1 and 2 of Gottman Method Couples Counseling, and this approach is instrumental in her work with couples.