INVESTMENT AND WHAT TO EXPECT
What to Expect in Therapy
Therapy is a process.
Typically, clients are scheduled for 50 min sessions, once weekly. This may vary depending on Treatment Plan and need. While we cannot determine length of treatment, brief counseling is generally 3-6 months on a weekly basis. When working through more complex issues, treatment can easily go beyond 6 months and into long term counseling.
*Participating in weekly sessions is a valuable investment of time and resources. We ask that if you choose to schedule, it is because you are open to committing to this process and the mental health treatment of you or your child.
Payment and Billing
We are committed to meeting the mental health needs of our community. Due to COVID-19 and the increasing demand for mental health services, we are doing our best to increase access to counseling services in Oakdale, Sonora, and surrounding areas.
For this reason, we have expanded our billing and payment options to include the following (click on link for details):
- Private Pay
- Private Pay with Superbill
- STC is an Out-of-Network Provider; Courtesy Bill my PPO (or other health plan)
- STC is an In-network Provider; Bill My Insurance
Credit or Health Card on File
A valid debit/credit or HSA/FSA card is securely placed on file at the time of scheduling for all billing options listed above.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel or reschedule at least 24 hours in advance. Any late cancellations (less than 24-hour notice) or missed appointments including the intake (first appointment) will be charged at the full rate of the session.
Small Town Counseling is primarily an out-of-network provider with some exceptions. Click here for a list insurances Small Town Counseling accepts.
CA VICTIMS OF CRIME
We understand the trauma that can follow the experience or exposure to a crime. Small Town Counseling provides counseling for Victims of Crime, children (age 5+) and adults.
Primary and derivative victims typically receive approval for 20-40 mental health sessions by the CA Victim Compensation Board. If you are a victim of a crime, please be prepared to provide your current insurance provider information as well as your VOC Application number (A-number).
Any Other Questions
Please contact us for any additional questions or visit our FAQs.
We look forward to hearing from you!