Getting Started with Evolution Wellness
You know who understands how hard it is to take the first step toward feeling better? Therapists. We get that just making the decision to visit our page to learn more was probably a big step for you, and we can’t wait to tell you how proud we are of the bravery we know it takes to even consider doing this in a world that stigmatizes counseling. We know you may be hesitant, you may be worried, you may be tired, and you may doubt that therapy will help you. Then, you think about calling to schedule an appointment, finances, filing insurance, explaining therapy sessions to your friends and family, coming up with an excuse for being out of the office because you’re too scared to tell your boss…
Let’s not pile on. Just know that the Evolution Wellness team understands exactly what you’re going through right now, and we still believe that therapy is a beneficial process that will make every aspect of your life easier not more difficult. For that reason, we are committed to making our intake process stress-free. You can find details about how to get started with us on this page. If you don’t want to/can’t deal with all of this, don’t! Just call our office or email one of our therapists directly. We’re here to help you.
Your First Visit
You might hear your first appointment talked about as an intake visit or new client session. These appointments are a little longer than traditional therapy sessions because we need to go over all the paperwork, health history, and other ‘stuff’ that’s necessary to establish our counselor client relationship on a sturdy foundation. Your therapist will ask you a lot of questions and do a lot more talking during this session than will be typical.
Your clinician can also answer your questions about the therapy process, their training and experience, and what you can expect moving forward. Before you leave your intake session, you’ll create a plan together for how to achieve your therapy goals. We hope this first visit will leave you feeling not just more relaxed about the idea of coming to our office but excited to get started.
Regular sessions at Evolution Wellness will be focused on making progress. Our team is all about helping you become the best version of yourself.
That means we help you create real solutions, develop skills, and heal from past trauma, so you can move forward with the confidence and resilience to tackle whatever comes your way.
We love a good vent session, and if you need one, we’re here for it. However, we want to make sure all that venting goes somewhere beyond the comfort of just getting it off your chest.Don’t be surprised if your therapist wants to talk about how to change the way the thing you’re venting about influences you and discover how you can improve the situation..
We want to help people truly feel better and lead more fulfilling lives, and that takes action to heal and improve your whole body wellbeing – mind, spirit, and body. Let’s get started.
We know that cost is one factor that can influence the decision to work with a counselor. At Evolution Wellness, we strive to offer affordable therapy services, so you can focus on what matters in your life…your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
We are “In Network” with several private insurance companies and offer private pay options for those people who wish to not use their insurance.
In Network means we are a choice provider with your insurance company who has vetted us and trusts their clients’ care with our team. It also means that your insurance may cover some, most, or all of your session costs.
We are In Network with the following insurances:
Before you schedule a visit, you may want to contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services (we can also help you contact your insurer). Even if we’re in network with your provider, your individual plan may not include mental health coverage, or your coverage may vary – we know it’s frustrating. Some of the questions you may want to ask your insurer include:
- Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
- Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
Private Pay is a great option for folks wanting an additional level of privacy and quality of care. Insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis, a record of what is spoken about, and insurance dictates when/how/what treatment looks like.
When you opt for private pay financial agreement, you and the clinician can decide everything about treatment. There is no mental health diagnosis on record nor are there session notes about what is done in session.
This is a great option for people looking for discretion in their services.
Why Choose Private Pay?
There are many benefits to private pay sessions versus insurance, including no mental health diagnosis on record. This gives you complete privacy as the provider does not have to complete assessments or clinical notes that go on file. It also gives the therapist, and you, more flexibility to determine how long sessions are, who can be included in your treatment, what therapy methods are incorporated, and how long you can stay with your counselor.
Most insurance companies want to ensure that the cost of your care is minimal. After all, they are a business. What that means for you is that your therapist has to give you a diagnosis, has to use certain treatment modalities that the insurance approves of, and sessions are limited by the constraints of your insurance, including how many total sessions you can attend.
We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards as forms of payment. If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) card as part of your benefit package, we can typically accept those as well.
For your convenience, we use an online patient portal where you can pay your bill and get more details about your upcoming visits. Click the link below for access.