Julia Schafer Therapy

FAQS

Most frequent questions and answers

At Emery Counseling, where I work Monday to Wednesday, we are not in-network with any insurance companies. However, we can provide a Superbill for those seeking insurance reimbursement. On Thursday and Friday, I work at P-CIC & Canopy Counseling, which is in-network with the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • GEHA
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • CHP+
  • Beacon Health
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare West

A Superbill is a comprehensive invoice that includes all session details needed for potential insurance reimbursement. However, it’s important to note that even with reimbursement, the full session fee is due at the time of each meeting.

Each individual’s journey is unique, and goals vary. Some clients achieve their aims in a single session, while others may require longer-term engagement. My commitment is to assist clients in reaching their goals efficiently and effectively.

Clients may schedule as frequently as every week, or as infrequently as they desire. My goal is to build lifelong relationships with my clients. Life’s challenges unfold in seasons, and my aim is to provide support whenever needed.

Therapy refers to a collaborative process between a professional and an individual, with the purpose of enhancing various aspects of life. This process involves addressing emotions, thoughts, relationships, and behaviors to promote personal growth and well-being.

Therapy’s advantages vary based on individual objectives. Collaboratively guided by your goals, therapy holds the potential for individuals to develop healthier coping strategies, build stronger relationships, and gain self-insight.

Therapy holds potential benefits for everyone, whether for relationship improvement or insight into thoughts and behaviors. When challenging emotions or behaviors impact daily life, therapy becomes a vital resource to restore equilibrium.

Generally, conversations with your therapist are confidential. Certain legal exceptions include cases of child or elder abuse reporting, specific threats of harm to others, and when a client expresses suicidal plan or intent.

While parents legally deserve relevant information about their child’s therapy, maintaining some confidentiality is crucial for building trust. Unless there is a significant safety concern, I am committed to treating the confidentiality of minors with the same respect as that of adults.

Look for therapists with relevant experience in your age group or concerning the issues you want to address. Practical factors like location, availability, and insurance also matter. Remember that therapist selection isn’t permanent; a good fit is paramount for successful treatment.

A dependable therapist builds trust, assists in goal achievement, and provides a safe environment. While therapy may sometimes feel challenging, you should always feel supported. Trust your intuition and address concerns openly with your therapist.

When spirituality aligns with your therapeutic goals, we can openly discuss faith to help you achieve those goals. Your comfort and progress are priorities in addressing spiritual aspects during therapy.