Services

white and green throw pillowsOur therapists specialize in working with people of all ages and we are proud of our team-based approach when working with families. While our therapeutic foundation is based in the Gestalt therapy approach, our therapists utilize modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), the Gottman method of couples counseling, mindfulness, yoga, and play therapy.

Coordination of Care

We often work closely with other professionals such as Pediatricians, Primary Care Providers, Psychiatrists, Assessing and School Psychologists, as well as Occupational and Speech Therapists. We are proud to offer a collaborative approach to treatment and have seen tremendous value in open communication between practitioners.  You will have the option to sign a Release of Information for us to discuss details with other providers if you so choose. Your privacy and confidentiality remain of great importance to us and your clinician will explain the expectations and limitations of confidentiality in this and all other areas.

Therapy Rates & Insurance

The rates for therapy at Gestalt Columbus range from $130-$175 per 45-60 minute session. The fee varies based on the type of therapy (individual, couples, family, parenting work) and your therapist. The fee is payable to your therapist by cash, check, or credit card at each session. Longer sessions can be arranged and will be prorated accordingly.

Insurance

While we are a private pay practice and do not participate in any insurance plans, our licensed providers’ are accepted by most insurance plans as an out-of-network provide under outpatient mental health benefits. If you choose to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, your therapist will provide you with the necessary documentation. Please note that all insurance companies require your therapist to diagnose you with a mental illness in order to utilize your benefit. For this reason, many clients do not utilize insurance benefits.

 

Good Faith Estimates

You may obtain a good faith estimate of our charges upon request prior to scheduling with me. 

The No Surprises Act is a federal law which provides you with the right to a good faith estimate of the cost of services at our practice.  However, Ohio licensing board rules require us to provide you with the actual cost of our charges in a written informed consent form to which you must agree prior to our providing services.  That will be available to you prior to you being seen for services and prior to any billing.  In most cases it is impossible to estimate how many sessions you will need, and that will not be determined until your concerns are evaluated and will also vary based on the progress that you make, which depends in part on your efforts with the process.  You will be free to discontinue services at any time or the services may otherwise be terminated in accordance with the informed consent form language.

Although the No Surprises Law says that you may initiate a dispute process if the actual charges are substantially in excess of the Good Faith Estimated charges, i.e. if you are charged $400 more than the estimated cost for a session or for the total estimate provided, that is unlikely to happen and would be a violation of licensing board rules, since you will be agreeing up front to actual charges per session prior to being seen.  Dispute information is available upon request, however.  Any changes to our fees will require a change in the informed consent form fees, which you must agree to prior to having them go into effect, otherwise the fees will remain in effect for 12 months.

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