FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED TO HAVE A "SERIOUS" ISSUE TO BEGIN THERAPY?
Let's work together to break the stigma on Mental Health! Would we need to have serious issues or complications to schedule a visit to our doctor's office or to the dentist's office for an annual check-up? No, of course not! In fact, it's recommended to get check up's regularly to maintain optimal health. I believe that this answer also applies to mental health! Our minds control many of our bodily functions and processes, so it's important that we check up on our brain too! Sometimes, we just want to check in and receive support surrounding our daily life or even work on areas in which we hope to individually grow! In some cases, you may seek therapy to assist yourself in coping with those you interact with on a daily basis or with everyday stressors. Whatever the case might be, you definitely do not need to be severely impacted in order to benefit from therapeutic services!
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
Click on the consultation tab, which will allow you to schedule your initial consultation. Following completing your complementary consultation and determining that this therapeutic relationship will be a beneficial fit for you, you can schedule your upcoming sessions directly with the clinician, Joycelyn.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Unfortunately, at this time I am only accepting of self-pay clients. Costs that you incur may be submitted to your insurance for potential reimbursement, however, it is not a guarantee that your insurance will agree to provide reimbursement.
There are some benefits to receiving counseling services via self-pay as opposed to using your insurance, which I would like for you to be aware of. To begin, insurance often requires a mental health diagnosis as well as copies of your therapeutic notes. By self-paying, there is no obligation to provide either to insurance companies who will attempt to make choices such as what type of therapy can be conducted and how many sessions will be allotted. Without having to go through insurance, we can ensure that you receive services for as long as you and I deem them both necessary and helpful.
I do, however, provide services on a sliding scale for a limited amount of clients who can demonstrate financial need. Feel free to inquire further if you believe that this might apply to you!
I AM A LOVELAND FOUNDATION THERAPY FUND RECIPIENT. CAN I USE THESE VOUCHERS FOR THERAPEUTIC SERVICES?
Kiese Counseling is proud to be accepting of Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund vouchers. If you are located in the state of Florida and have been awarded Loveland Foundation vouchers, finding Kiese Counseling through our partnership with the Black Female Therapists organization, we are more than happy to work with you! The Loveland Foundation Therapy fund awards recipients with twelve vouchers, distributed in sets of four. With Kiese Counseling, you may use these vouchers to receive 24 sessions total. You should schedule a consultation with our primary clinician, Joycelyn, to begin, indicate that you are a recipient of the Loveland Foundation vouchers, and upon beginning sessions, you will be asked to provide the associated voucher numbers as sessions continue as well as the invoice payment form provided by the Loveland Foundation.
DO YOU PROVIDE IN-PERSON OR TELEHEALTH SERVICES?
Currently, I am solely available for Telehealth sessions for clients located in the State of Florida. I hope to offer in-person services again soon!
IS ONLINE THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?
There are definitely some advantages and disadvantages of receiving therapeutic services via Telehealth. Some advantages might include convenience, flexibility, comfortability, and keeping oneself safe, especially during these unprecedented times. Online counseling typically works best for those who might be at least moderately comfortable with technology usage, have a private space with no interruptions, and who have mild to moderate symptoms. If you are in crisis or are in need of more active therapeutic support, for example, online therapy may not be the best fit for you. Schedule a consultation today and we can further discuss your unique needs!
Still have questions? Get in touch today!