How can we help?
Thank you for considering Traveling Light Counseling. We are glad that you are exploring the world of counseling and doing your research regarding this big step. Let us help you unpack the financial side of things in order to make the process of starting therapy easier.
One of the top 5 questions that we get when individuals call into our practice revolve around fees. Following closely behind at times is "Do you take my insurance?" And I get it. If insurance and the healthcare industry was like it was 20 years ago that would be a question I would be asking as well in trying to find a provider. But, a lot has changed in 20 years and the insurance world is ever changing. There are things like Deductibles, Coinsurance, In and Out of Network Providers and Tele-therapy.
Sad thing is that these complexities tend to turn people away from getting the much needed help they desire within the Mental Health world. And, understandably so! But, it doesn't have to be this complex. We hold the belief that counseling should be about choosing the right fit for your needs, as counseling is a personal journey and everyone's needs are unique. Clients choose to work with us because they feel we are the right fit for their particular situation and want someone that can relate to their situation and/or specializes in what they are going through.
We are considered a out-of-network provider in the insurance world. In simple terms, being an out-of-network provider means we're not directly affiliated with any insurance companies. This means your insurance coverage may vary depending on your specific health plan. However, some of our clients have been pleasantly surprised, paying only $31 for a session, with their insurance covering the rest. Others may need to meet their deductible first. Your reimbursement really depends on your insurance carrier and the plan you have.
Choosing an out-of-network provider can be necessary, sensible, or even recommended depending on your situation. For instance, you might choose us for specialized care, if we're conveniently located, if you prefer our services, or if we've built a strong therapeutic bond.
However, if you are wanting to use your in-network benefits it would be best to contact your insurance company directly in order to request the referral list of providers in-network with your insurance plan. Calling around just to find a therapist in-network with your insurance can become frustrating.
As an out-of-network provider, we have partnered with Mentaya to help our patients save money on therapy. Use this tool below to see if you qualify for reimbursement for our services through your insurance plan.
Initial Phone Consultation: $68.00 (30 min)
Initial Intake Appointment: $160.00 (60 min)
Individual Counseling Sessions:
$115.00 (45 minutes)
Individual Counseling Sessions:
$135.00 (60 min.)
Yvette's Counseling Rates
Initial Phone Consultation: $76.00 (30 min)
Initial Intake Appointment: $197.00 (75 min)
Individual Counseling Sessions: $157.00 (“therapeutic hour” which can range from 45 to 50 minutes of that hour)
Parenting Coaching Sessions: $182.00 (60 minutes)
Initial Intake Couples/Family Therapy Appointment:
$280.00 each (90min)
**3-part assessment scheduled once a week
$192.00 (60 min)
2-hour intake: $355.00
90 Minutes session: $265.00
Frequency and Duration of Services
Frequency and Duration of treatment depend on your treatment needs. Services can be weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, as-needed maintenance. This may fluctuate throughout the duration of treatment. However, we can't highlight enough that therapy is a personal experience
What type of license do you have?Not every counselor is trained the same and it's important to clarify in the beginning what you are looking for. Are you looking for talk therapy, testing or medication? Here are some common definitions that you will hear. Licensed Psychologist (PhD, PsyD)has training in psychology. They often provide testing. Psychiatrists are trained in the medical, psychological, and social components of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders and utilize a broad range of treatment modalities, including diagnostic tests, prescribing medications, psychotherapy, and helping patients and their families cope with stress and crises. They often provide medication. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) A psychotherapist (therapist, for short) is a person who has been professionally trained to help people deal with stress or other problems through the means of talk therapy, psychotherapy. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and school psychologists are the titles of some of the licensed professionals who work as therapists.
What type of training and expertise do you have?Depending on the counselor their focus in therapy can be very different. You want to make sure that they have experience working with your presenting concerns.
What can I expect with coming to see you?This will give you an idea of what to expect. Some counselors have a clear plan, some make Treatment Plans to help measure goals, while others don’t. Their approach should be similar to what you are looking for.
What theoretical approach do you take?When you ask this question part of it is the actual theoretical approach. But the biggest part is can they brake down to you what they do in every day language. Let's say they say they do cognitive-behavioral therapy, that probably doesn’t mean much to you, so hopefully a counselor will explain that in everyday language and how it would play out in your particular situation.
How many sessions do most clients attend?Counselors usually have an idea of how long clients attend therapy with them. Depending on what you are looking for, this can be an important question to ask and give you details on the personalization of the treatment process.
How is scheduling done and what are the hours?Therapist use different means of scheduling and you want to make sure you find one that's going to work with your lifestyle. Ease of online or paper and pencil? Hours are also very important as it will effect your your day to day activities, so you will need to find one that fits your schedule as therapy shouldn't bring more stress to your life's schedule.
There are a variety of ways to think about the purpose and process of therapy as it is a unique journey for each individual/family. Please consider all the pros and cons as it pertains to you, your family and the current season of life that you’re in. Only you can make the decision. Thanks for considering us to meet your therapy/counseling needs.
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1222 SE Port Saint Lucie Blvd
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952
Mon - Thurs
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
By Appointment ONLY