What are sessions like?
Our first session will be an intake assessment that will last about 90 minutes. This time will be spent getting to know one another, explore what has brought you to therapy, and provide time for questions. We will then look at scheduling a regular time that you would like to meet weekly. Our sessions will be a mixture of conversation and interventions as we explore events in your life (past and current) to help uncover patterns or routines that are no longer working as well as they have in the past. Above all, I will hold space for you to learn and practice being your desired self.
How long do I need to be in therapy?
In order to get to know each other better and fully immerse in the therapeutic process, our sessions will be weekly for 45-60 minutes. This schedule allows optimum ability to make meaningful progress towards your goals. After a few months, we can review where you are at and can discuss continuing to meet weekly or decrease to bi-weekly if you desire. There is no set time or commitment, each experience and time involved is unique to every individual. Some people come for a few sessions and are able to get their needs met in that amount of time. Others prefer to do more in depth work and invest for longer periods of time.
Is therapy hard?
It can be tough. Learning new things about ourselves and breaking old patterns can oftentimes be difficult. However, this is where my training and professional experience comes in to help guide and support you through the process. At times, it may be challenging to sit in the uncomfortable, but I will be there with you every step of the way.
Is teletherapy as effective as in person sessions?
Yes, for anxiety, depression, and trauma telehealth has been proven as effective as in person sessions. Check out this link for more information.
Teletherapy has several other benefits such as the ability to have sessions from the comfort of your own home, increased access for those living in remote areas, and it removes the hassle of driving yourself (or taking public transit) to and from the therapy office.
Do you accept insurance?
At this time, I am not paneled with insurance and am able to provide a super bill which you can submit for potential (full or partial) reimbursement.
Some questions to ask your insurance company:
What is my out-of-network coinsurance policy for outpatient mental health visits?
Are virtual outpatient mental health visits covered by my plan?
What is my deductible and copay?
Do I need a referral and/or pre-approval to begin therapy?
What percentage of my therapy fees are covered?
Is there a maximum number of therapy sessions I can receive each year?
How much does it cost?
My current rates are $150 per 50 minute session and $200 for 90 minute session. These rates apply to assessment, therapy, and any other agreed upon service (as applicable).
What if my schedule changes?
Sometimes things come up. I get it. I am open to rescheduling appointments if/when this happens. My attendance policy has more detailed information on this, which we will review during the intake process.
What ages do you work with?
I work with individuals ages 13+, couples, and families (of all ages).
Do you have reduced rates?
Yes! Please ask about availability when you schedule your free consult call. Space is limited and subject to an evaluation for increase after 3 months.
How do we get started?
Click here to schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation today. Afterwards, if you feel like we may be a good fit, schedule your first session at a time that is convenient for you.
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Kathryn McNiel (she/her)
250 North Green Bay Road, Neenah, WI 54956