I offer online therapy to you in the comfort of your own home. – Dr. Claudia Wells
In this initial session, we’ll determine an appropriate diagnosis and collaborative treatment plan.
Sessions are usually scheduled on a weekly basis, but may be less frequent depending on the treatment plan.
If your state is not one of the states listed above, I am unable to provide telehealth services to you at this time.
If you are paying out of pocket, the initial consultation session is 50-60 minutes long. There is paperwork that needs to be completed prior to starting, and the information that needs to be gathered to determine an appropriate diagnosis and collaborative treatment plan. The fee for an initial session out of pocket is $170.
Therapy sessions are 50 minutes long. Sessions are usually scheduled on a weekly basis, but can be scheduled bi weekly or monthly depending on your availability. The frequency of sessions is determined with the treatment plan. The fee for individual therapy is $150. Payment is expected at the time of the appointment.
An initial consultation is very different than a therapy session. Prior to getting started, there will be a few necessary forms to fill out. These forms include:
To facilitate the intake and to keep a paperless practice, I will send these forms to you when we schedule an intake, and request they be completed and electronically signed by you, and returned to me, prior to meeting. I will also review the forms with you and answer questions at the start of the session as well.
The intake is an information gathering session where I will ask questions to assess your history, symptoms, and current stressors. By the end of the consultation, I will discuss the initial diagnosis and develop and tailor a collaborative treatment plan that is specific to you. It can sometimes take a few sessions to accurately diagnosis and the treatment plans is flexible in regards to if more pressing matters arise during the course of treatment. I will also answer questions that you have in regards to what you are looking for as well.
To schedule an intake, either:
Please indicate your interest in setting up an initial appointment.
As of May 31st, 2021, Sound Mind Sound Body LLC is currently not in network with any insurance. If you wish to pursue out-of-network with other insurances, you are responsible for understanding and reviewing your plan’s out of network benefits and providing paperwork to the insurance on your own. I cannot guarantee that you will be reimbursed for out-of-network insurance as that will be dependent on your specific plan as therapy with insurance that the clinician is not in network with will be fee for service (not out of network). Unfortunately, I do not file claims for insurance companies that I do not have a contract with and it is up to you to know your insurance plan best.
While my preference is to see you in person, given realities due to the current pandemic and immuno-suppression concerns related to myself and patients, I am only offering telehealth appointments, not in person appointments. These sessions provided are secure and HIPAA compliant.
Teletherapy works very similarly to Skype or Facetime. SMSB-LLC uses a platform called Telehealth by SimplePractice. There’s an app you can download or you can access the platform through your computer as well. Telehealth by SimplePractice is HIPAA compliant to ensure that our sessions are safe, secure, private, and confidential!