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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Common Questions

Browse below to review the answers to the most common questions that I receive. Review the list I’ve provided and if anything is still unclear, get in touch and I’ll be happy to assist you.

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Do you prescribe medication?

While I do not prescribe medication, I can refer you to individuals that do. Medication can be helpful, however, it is not always the best course of treatment for everyone. After a thorough discussion on all your options, I can refer you to medical providers that can compliment the work we do together.

Why do people seek counseling?

There are many reasons why individuals seek counseling. Many people who take the leap to participate in counseling, have recognized that the challenges of life have become difficult to bare and are looking to find resolve to their situation.   Some individuals are seeking happiness, peace, and balance in their lives. Having a therapist that is trained in facilitating mental health growth, gives you that additional support to help you accomplish your mental health goals. During our time together, we will work to identify your specific purpose for counseling, develop your treatment goals, and monitor progress towards those goals during each of our sessions together. 

How long does the therapy process take?

The number of counseling sessions will vary based on the individual needs of each client. I will recommend weekly sessions for a minimum of the first four weeks, as I work towards building rapport, gaining an understanding of your unique circumstances, and establishing treatment goals.  The ongoing number of sessions and frequency will depend on the individual client. I am trained in evidence based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, which are estimated to show positive results within 12 sessions. The goal of therapy is for clients to learn the skills needed to cope with life's challenges, learn to effectively problem solve, and to feel better overall. Please inquire about frequency and duration of sessions during the counseling process.

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How much does counseling cost?

For individual counseling clients, the first session (your intake session) is $155, and lasts 65 minutes. All remaining sessions are $135, and last 50 minutes. How often you come, is based on your level of need. I see people as often as twice a week and as little as once a month. I do recommend new clients start off weekly, at least for the first month, to build momentum, capitalize on motivation, and build rapport with the counselor as quickly as possible to ensure your best results in counseling. I do, however, take a collaborative approach to counseling so together we will figure out what is best for you. A good faith estimate of costs can be given to you upon request.

 

Coaching sessions for Counselors are also $135 for 50 minutes. Emotional Support Animal Evaluations are $135 and includes documentation that can be provided to requesting third parties. Emotional Support Animals Evaluations are free, however, to current and active counseling clients.

I am a Qualified Supervisor for registered marriage and family therapy interns and registered mental health counselor interns. Supervision for MFT & MHC registered counseling interns are $75 for each supervision hour. Documentation will be provided at each meeting to ensure accurate calculation of supervision hours.

How do I schedule an appointment?

At this time you can call, email, or complete the contact form on this website to schedule your next counseling session. 

Contact or text - (407) 603-6263

Email- johanne@groundedpathfl.com

Instagram- groundedpath_counseling

Website- www.groundedpathfl.com

How do I cancel/reschedule an appointment?

There is no cancellation fee if you cancel in writing (via email) prior to 24 hours in advance from your appointment date/time. If you “no show” or cancel with less than 24 hours in advance, you will be charged the full amount of the session. Unfortunately, this cannot be used as a credit towards a future session, as this block of time was reserved for you and was not able to be filled with another individual requiring assistance. 

Will my health insurance cover the cost of therapy?

At this time I am only accepting private, out of pocket payments and not accepting health insurance coverage. Clients may however, request a superbill which they can submit to their insurance provider for possible reimbursement based on their out of network coverage plan. I am not responsible for insurance companies denial of client reimbursement, so it is suggested that you reach out to your insurance provider for more information regarding out of network benefits if this is a route you would like to explore.

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