Frequently Asked Questions
It’s completely normal to have a lot of questions prior to starting therapy or re-starting therapy with a new therapist. As a collective of therapists, we hope that this page can provide you with some of the answers that you are looking for.
Do I really need to come to therapy?
Sometimes uninvited, obnoxious, hurtful, and intrusive problems enter into our lives without warning. Sometimes problems have held presence in our lives for a while before we grow quite tired of them. Space Between Counseling Services is passionate about helping you identify your strengths and resources in order to empower you to live your best possible life.
As a collective of therapists, we share the belief that you are strong, resilient and self-preserving. We also are under the impression that everyone can benefit from therapy at some points in their lives. You get to decide if now is that time for you to begin your therapeutic journey.
Do you offer free consultations?
Yes! We offer complimentary 15-minute phone consultations for all potential clients. Prior to scheduling, we recommend you browse our team page and select which clinician you’d most like to work with. Then you can schedule to speak directly to them through our online scheduling platform. Just be sure to select the appropriate clinician’s name from the dropdown menu.
Your phone call will always be returned by a licensed therapist, not a receptionist.
Can I refer my friend / family member / co-worker?
This is a great question. We certainly appreciate your referrals. Keep in mind though, it may not be fitting for your therapist to also see someone you are close to as a client. Luckily, we have an entire team of therapists who may be an ideal fit. Often times the best way for a person to start seeing a therapist is by their own decision as it takes both courage and self-motivation to share their story with someone else. If you have a friend or family member that you feel would benefit from therapy, simply offer them a link to our website.
do you take my insurance?
Space Between Counseling Services is a private pay office, so we do not accept payment through insurance. However, we can print a statement or super bill for you to give to your insurance company if you would like to seek out-of-network (OON) reimbursement for your sessions.
Many client’s receive up to 50% - 80% reimbursement for their sessions if they have out-of-network (OON) benefits.
Many of our clients submit their claims through a 3rd party called Better - Better takes the pain out of claims and reduces the red tape of the insurance process. You as the client - simply take a photo of your bill and Better does all the work of getting YOU paid back by your insurance.
Learn more on the Brighter Vision Podcast about Better.
We accept all major credit cards, cash, and FSA/HSA cards as forms of payment.
am i welcome at space between counseling services?
Absolutely. Space Between Counseling Services is committed to serving as a holding space for all clients free from any racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or ableist behavior. As a team we are committed to providing culturally competent therapy. Additionally, many members of our collective specialize in LGBTQIAP+ related concerns, sexual health concerns and couples work.
WE recognize that sexual diversity is more than sexual orientation. It includes our sexual and relationship structure, orientation, preferences and practices. All people deserve to meet with a therapist who understands and affirms their relationship identity and sexual practices without unnecessarily making that a focus of treatment. We are a sex-positive community of clinicans who is aware and affirming of sexual diversity, including polyamory, consensual non-monogamy (CNM), kink, BDSM, altsex communities and other sexual identities. Our practice is a safe and inclusive space for all identities.
Do you offer medication management?
In short, no. While no providers in our office can provide you with medication management, if your clinicians believes that medication may be helpful or necessary in your treatment, then they can provide you with a referral to a trusted prescriber.
Once given your signed consent, your therapist is willing to collaborate with local medication management providers in order to help you combat symptoms and reach goals.
What are your fees?
Fees vary based on your chosen clinician and their experience level, session type, and session length. Individual sessions start at $100 per 50-minute session. Couples work begins at $150 per 90-minute session. Learn more about our fees and payment options by visiting our fees page.
What if I cannot Afford those fees at this time?
If you have a financial need for low cost therapy, we recommend the following organizations:
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective connects clients with therapists for discounted fees between $30 and $60 per session. Both Noelle Benach, LGPC and Emily Barr, LGPC are currently listed on Open Path and offer $60 reduced rate session sessions depending on availability.
Pro-Bono Counseling Project connects clients with therapists for discounted session fees up to $30. We are not currently in network with the Pro-Bono Counseling Project.
TurnAround provides no cost counseling for survivors of domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, and sexual assault.
Women's Growth Center provides counseling for all genders, accepts many insurances, and offers sliding scale services.
Do you assign homework?
The answer to this question may vary based on your individual therapist. However, generally as a collective, we are under the impression that the majority of therapeutic work occurs after you leave our office. We may provide you with supplemental learning or self-exploration activities in order to enhance your experience in therapy. There is no penalty for not completing your homework, but we believe that therapy works well when YOU are actively engaging in pushing edges and comfort zones — within a certain framework and with mindful therapeutic pacing based on content.
How long will I be in Therapy?
It depends. Everyone’s circumstances are unique and the length of time differs based on the individual or the couple. You and your therapist will discuss the frequency of therapy to best fit your needs. Generally, we will begin with weekly visits during the first month in order to build rapport and regularly evaluate progress on our treatment goals. However, after that if you and your therapist believe that you can scale back to bi-weekly or monthly appointments, then that certainly could be an option. Some clients feel as if they complete their therapeutic work in a few months, while others may spend much longer as they find their goals being met and formed into new ones.
Is there anything else I should know?
If you’re still seeking to learn more about Space Between Counseling Services, or any of our clinicians, we suggest you visit our Know This page, each clinicians individual webpage, or schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to speak directly with any one of our clinicians via our Online Scheduling page.