HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOU?
If you are a new client and would like to book an appointment , please follow the available appointments link below, chose my name from the drop down menu, and pick a location from the location drop down menu to see my availability there.
You can then request the appointment that works best for you directly online and I will confirm it as soon as I can.
HOW MUCH IS YOUR FEE?
I use a sliding scale in my practice to determine the fee based of the combined annual income of the family (your income plus the income of your significant other).
When you request an appointment using my online portal, my secure and HIPPA compliant client portal will automatically send you a full intake packet with all the information you will need including the sliding scale, as well as the information you will need to fill out before your first appointment. Your information is only to secure your appointment, and you can go back to the portal at any time - until 48 hours before- to cancel your appointment at no charge.
For your convenience, we have 4 different pricing options for our clients to suit every need and budget.
1) Our clinical interns see clients for 60$/ individual session and 80$ for couples sessions.
2) Our Liscences counselors fees are on a sliding scale starting 110$/session
3) Our Chief clinical officer (Carla Seemann) fees are on a sliding scale starting 150$/session
4) Sam Nabil's fees are on a sliding scale starting 200$/session.
* Please note that the sliding scale fees quoted above are the entry point on the scale. Your fees may be different than what is quoted above.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I provide all clients with receipts and or super bills to file with their insurance companies. Most of my clients get reimbursed a substantial portion of my fee by their insurance. I do not work with insurance directly.
Taking insurance in most cases means I must diagnose you with a mental health illness. Most of the clients I see do not have a mental health illness, and I therefore find it very disturbing that insurance companies would require me to provide one. This is especially disturbing because your diagnosis would stay on your medical record.
Insurance companies also insist on establishing time limits for counseling.
I believe a diagnosis and how much you want to stay in counseling should be your choice, and not the choice of your insurance company.
HOW DO I GET INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT FOR YOUR SERVICES ?
When you have made your out of pocket payment to us, you will automatically recieve a bill/invoice in your email.
For easy and convenient reimbursment for your out of network insurance claim, we recommend you use the getbetter app on your phone.
WHICH LOCATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ME TO CHOOSE FROM?
My colleagues and myself practice out of 5 different locations in the Cincinnati area and suburbs as well as Northern Kentucky. In most cases, our clients are never more than a 10 t0 15 minutes drive away from one of my locations.
- Blue Ash Ohio
- Downtown Cincinnati
- Hyde Park Ohio
- West Chester Ohio
- Florence, NKY
Coming Soon in 2018
- Columbus Ohio
- Indianapolis Indiana
Also you can always work with us online from wherever you may be.
WHY IS MY PREFERRED LOCATION NOT AVAILABLE IN THE DROP DOWN MENU?
If a location(s) is not available from the drop down menu, this means I m fully booked at this location. Please pick your next preferred location.
I GET AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE WHEN I EMAIL YOU. IS THERE A WAY TO REACH YOU DIRECTLY?
If you do not find answers to your questions in the FAQ section or would like to reach me directly for another reason, please email us at [email protected] and a team member will get back to you as soon as we can.
WHAT IS COUNSELING?
Counseling is "talk therapy", an approach to psychotherapy that involves no use of therapeutic drugs, and is focused on establishing a high level of collaboration between a professional counselor and yourself. The collaboration aims at addressing your immediate psychological needs, as well as examining and correcting erroneous self held beliefs, negative thought patters, and harmful relationship patterns that are distressing you or causing problems in one of the major areas of life ( Home, work, and school).
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COUNSELOR AND A PSYCHIATRIST?
Many get confused about the difference between a counselor and a psychiatrist. The main difference is that a psychiatrist is a medical doctor trained in counseling. As such, they see your concerns through a medical model lens, which stipulates that concerns stem from a biological problem, and thus the solution is to administer medicine to correct the imbalance. In contrast, Counselors view you from a "strength based approach", where we collaborate with you to discover the resilience and strength you have, and leverage that to empower you to effectively address your challenges.
I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION
Feel free to send me an email at [email protected] and I will be glad to answer your questions.