WHAT TO EXPECT
15-Minute Free Consultation
The 15-minute free consultation will occur over the phone. During this conversation, you will be expected to provide basic contact information and a brief description of your motivation for seeking therapy. This will give me an opportunity to determine if I am a good "fit" for your unique situation. This is also a time for you to ask any questions that you might have and decide if you would like to proceed with setting up an initial session. If appropriate, we will schedule our first session at the end of this phone call.
Andrea Phillips Therapy is a fully online therapy practice. This allows you to seek help from the comfort of your own home. In fact, being in a safe and familiar environment can quicken the time that it takes to build a trusting relationship with me. Studies support that virtual therapy is as effective as in-person therapy, and you might find that you greatly value the unique features it provides. You can avoid commuting, save time, wear your "comfy clothes," and even have your pet in session with you!
Virtual therapy requires a stable internet connection, as well as a quiet and private place to talk. You can use your laptop, phone or tablet to access the session. For sessions with more than one individual, it is helpful to set up your device so that all family members are visible on screen.
Andrea Phillips Therapy uses HIPAA compliant platforms for video sessions and I do everything on my end to ensure client confidentiality. You can log into your session from any place in Pennsylvania that feels secure for you.
Fees & Insurance
Therapy costs $140 per 50-minute session.
I do not accept insurance and I do not submit claims to insurance companies. If your insurance offers behavioral health coverage for out-of-network providers, I can supply you with a receipt to submit to your insurer for possible reimbursement.
Many clients choose to pay out of pocket for therapy to protect their privacy. Insurance companies require a diagnosis for reimbursement and can sometimes limit your access to mental health care.