Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQ page! Here, we've compiled some of the most common questions we hear from folks just like you who are considering starting their mental health journey. If you don't find what you're looking for, don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly.

Blossom Counseling

Yes! We don't believe in waitlists - we promise to get you scheduled for your free consultation within ten days of your initial contact with us. A current list of providers who are accepting new clients is available on our scheduling widget - press any Request button throughout our website to see!

Yes, we do accept insurance. We strive to make therapy accessible and affordable, and working with insurance providers is a part of this effort.

Each clinician is in-network with various insurance plans. Before your first appointment, contact your insurance company to verify your mental health benefits and ensure that our services are covered under your plan. Ask about your deductible, the copayment for each session, and whether there is a limit to the number of sessions per year.

When you schedule your first session, provide us with your insurance information. This includes your provider name, policy number, and group number if applicable. We’ll use this information to handle billing and claims on your behalf.

We recommend keeping in touch with your insurance provider throughout your therapy to stay updated on your coverage as policies can change.

If you do not have insurance or if we are not in-network with your provider, we can provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement. Additionally, we offer a sliding scale fee structure based on financial need to ensure our services remain accessible.

Each therapist at Blossom offers rates based on experience, licensure, and services. Fees range from $130 to $200 for standard psychotherapy sessions, and from $20 to $80 for group sessions. We encourage you to use the Fair Health Consumer website to confirm our rates are representative of our local market. Check out our rates and insurance page for more information.

In your first appointment, we'll start by exploring your reasons for seeking therapy, discussing your personal history, current situation, and symptoms. This conversation helps us make an initial assessment and set goals for your therapy. If you are a minor or accompanying one, there may be additional considerations. Please complete any initial paperwork provided by your therapist before your session and bring it with you. For those coming in for a free consultation, it's a chance for us to meet, assess how we can best support you, and determine a good fit between you and our clinicians.

Yes, we offer a sliding scale to make therapy accessible to those who need it. We consider factors like how often you plan to attend sessions and your financial situation. Our sliding scale can reduce fees by up to 40% for those who qualify. Please visit our rates and insurance page for more details, or discuss this option with your therapist directly.

Therapy offers a supportive, non-judgmental environment where you can address a wide range of psychological issues—from stress and anxiety to relationship troubles and personal growth. Our therapists are here to provide a fresh perspective and scientifically-backed strategies designed to help you face your challenges. Benefits of therapy include enhanced self-understanding, improved day-to-day functioning, support during tough times, better coping mechanisms for emotional stress, and boosted self-esteem and confidence.

Therapy is suitable for anyone interested in gaining deeper self-awareness, facing personal challenges, or wanting to improve their mental health and overall life satisfaction. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, or just feel ready to grow personally, therapy can offer valuable support and skills.

Therapy is tailored to each individual's needs. Generally, you will discuss recent events in your life, progress you've made, and insights gained since the last session. Depending on your goals, therapy can be short-term for specific issues, or longer-term for more complex difficulties. Active participation is crucial—you'll get the most out of therapy if you apply what you learn in sessions to your daily life. We may also provide exercises to practice between sessions to help reinforce your learning.

Yes, confidentiality is a cornerstone of our therapy practice. You can expect that what you discuss in session stays between you and your therapist, except in rare cases where disclosed by law (e.g., in cases of threatened harm or abuse). We'll provide a detailed confidentiality agreement during our first session, which will outline all privacy aspects. This agreement applies to all forms of counseling we offer, including individual, group, and family sessions.

Our practice offers a wide range of therapeutic approaches to suit different needs, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Art and Play Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma-informed practices

These modalities can help address issues like depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life transitions, and much more.

The frequency of sessions will be tailored to your specific needs, discussed at the end of your first session. Most clients start with weekly sessions, with the possibility of adjusting the frequency as needed.

We provide therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, starting from age 5.

If the therapist you're interested in isn't listed, it likely means they're currently not accepting new clients. You can contact them directly via their bio page to express your interest and get information on joining their waitlist.

Under the No Surprises Act, we provide a Good Faith Estimate to all clients who are not using insurance. This estimate details the expected costs for therapy and services before your first paid appointment, ensuring there are no surprises regarding your investment in your mental health.

Yes, you can choose your therapist based on who you feel might be the best fit for your needs. We provide detailed profiles of all our clinicians on our website, including their specialties, therapy styles, and backgrounds. We believe that a good therapeutic relationship is foundational to effective therapy, so we encourage you to select a therapist you resonate with. If you’re unsure, our intake coordinator can help match you with a therapist who suits your needs and preferences.

It's important that you feel comfortable and connected with your therapist. If, after a few sessions, you feel that the fit isn’t right, we encourage you to discuss this openly with your therapist. Our team is committed to your care and will facilitate a transfer to another therapist in our practice if that’s your preference. We want to ensure that you feel supported and understood throughout your therapy journey.

We understand that schedules can change, so we offer a flexible cancellation policy. We ask that you cancel or reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance. This allows us to offer your slot to another client in need. Missed appointments or late cancellations may incur a fee, except in cases of emergencies. Details about this policy are provided during your initial session and are included in the intake paperwork.

While regular therapy sessions are key to your care, we understand that sometimes you might need support between sessions. We encourage our clients to use tools and strategies discussed in therapy throughout the week. For urgent concerns, we are available by phone or through our secure messaging system to provide guidance and support until your next appointment.

In addition to individual therapy, we offer a variety of other resources to support your mental health journey, including workshops, group therapy sessions, and educational materials on our website. We also provide referrals to community resources and services that might be helpful for your situation.

Talking to your child about going to therapy can be approached in a gentle and positive way. You might start by explaining that therapy is like visiting a coach who helps us understand and express our feelings better. Emphasize that it's a safe space where they can share anything that's on their mind, whether they're feeling sad, angry, or just confused about something. Let them know it's okay to have these feelings and that the therapist is there to help them feel better by listening and providing fun activities to help them cope. Reassure them that many kids go to therapy to learn more about their feelings and how to handle them, just like they might need a tutor to help with school subjects.

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