All the Answers You Seek, In One Place
Below, I have compiled a list of the most frequent questions that patients or potential patients ask about my services and approach. It is normal and encouraged for patients to ask many questions when choosing to work with a therapist. Here are some answers to the questions I receive the most. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch.
Why do I need therapy?
People seek out therapy for many different reasons. Whether it is brief intervention for everyday issues or long term therapy geared toward processing complex trauma, we will work together to develop a plan that suits you and your therapeutic needs. We will also work on developing practical tools and useful coping skills for you in your day-to-day life.
How long does each therapy session take?
Each session will be 60 minutes. We will begin the process meeting weekly and continue to assess further as needed.
What is your cancellation policy?
I am committed to working with and serving as many people as I can. For that reason, I work hard to stay on schedule and ask the same from you. If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, I ask that you get in touch with me as soon as possible, with at least 24 hours notice. If you do not contact me within 24 hours or do not show for your appointment, you will be subject to a $60 late cancellation or “no show” fee.
What is the cost of a session?
I currently work with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Aetna, Humana and Sagamore, billing them directly. Otherwise, my practice is fee-for-service and sessions cost: $150 for individuals, $175 for couples and $175 for family sessions. For many, my services are covered by your health plan by requesting partial or full reimbursement through your insurance provider for an “out of network mental health/behavioral health provider.” Please call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify this before our first appointment and I will provide you with a ledger to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. There is also a great resource called Better that I am happy to share with you to learn more about out-of-network benefits.
What can I expect at my first session?
At the start of our first session, we will discuss the paperwork ups completed in the client portal in more depth, go over important forms, and discuss what you are hoping to get from therapy. You will also be given information about the counseling process with me, to assess if this will be a good fit for you. When you arrive, please have a seat in the waiting room and you will be greeted at your appointment time. You will then have an opportunity to discuss your goals and hopes for therapy, and we will work together to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Where is the office located?
The La Porte office is located at 245 W. Johnson Rd in La Porte, IN 46350. My office is located in the 1st Choice Realty building on the corner of Johnson Road and Pine Lake Avenue, in Suite 10. Please enter through the back door. It is the first door on the right (you will see Hoback Counseling written on the door). Please enter the outer office and have a seat. You will be greeted at your appointment time.