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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Roswell Psychology accept insurance?

 

Dr. Schlairet is in network with Aetna, United, and Optum.

 

You are also able to utilize self-pay. Self-pay clients often use their “out of network” insurance benefits and are able to obtain some reimbursement for services.  You will be sent a receipt (often termed “superbill”) for services that you can file with your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement, if applicable. Roswell Psychology also accepts payment via Health Savings Accounts (HSA) or Flex Spending Accounts (FSA). Please contact Dr. Schlairet with any additional questions you may have about rates.

What is the cost per session?

 

Intake Session: $215

Follow-up Session: $165

 

How do I obtain a complimentary consultation?

 

Please use the contact link above or call Roswell Psychology at (404) 446-9325.

 

How long does therapy take?

 

The duration of therapy varies. Dr. Schlairet provides evidence-based treatment, which is based on clinical trials and is shown to be effective. Such treatment often ranges from 8-12 sessions.  Dr. Schlairet is trained in providing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT); however, the treatment modality may vary depending on your specific needs as Dr. Schlairet also has training in other approaches. Some people may reach their goals in 8-12 sessions, while others may have a less specific goal within treatment and may require a longer duration of therapy. Dr. Schlairet has worked with some clients for a few sessions and with others for years. A complimentary consultation will help you address any questions you have about expectations for treatment.

Regarding the course of therapy, individual therapy begins with a psychological intake. Prior to the first session, you’ll have completed a brief intake questionnaire that informs Dr. Schlairet of what brings you to treatment. For some clients, this may reflect a very specific focus or concern (i.e., to address depression/anxiety/life stress). For others, feedback following the intake session and subsequent treatment planning often assists with refining treatment goals.

 

In the following sessions, you’ll be learning and refining your understanding of how our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors all intertwine. At this point in treatment, frequent exposure to and the practice of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills (such as completing thought records and identifying distorted thought patterns) is essential. In order to gain your own level of comfort implementing these techniques, it’s imperative that you understand when and how to use them.

 

For some clients, treatment can then transition to a more generalized approach as you should be observing progress in your own treatment goals. Once you feel confident in your own skills, we then start to plan for maintenance of gains and termination of treatment. CBT modules are typically described as 8-12 sessions as that is how they are regularly administered in clinical trials (which support their efficacy). This may be sufficient for some clients while others might require further treatment on a less frequent basis. At the end of the day, treatment planning is collaborative and you will be regularly involved in creating your own success within therapy.

 

Services are offered both in-person and via online video conferencing using a secure and HIPAA-compliant program.

 

What is cognitive-behavioral therapy?

 

Per the American Psychological Association, Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.

 

CBT is based on several core principles, including:

  1. Psychological problems are based, in part, on faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking.

  2. Psychological problems are based, in part, on learned patterns of unhelpful behavior.

  3. People suffering from psychological problems can learn better ways of coping with them, thereby relieving their symptoms and becoming more effective in their lives.

 

CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns. These strategies might include:

  • Learning to recognize one’s distortions in thinking that are creating problems, and then to reevaluate them in light of reality.

  • Gaining a better understanding of the behavior and motivation of others.

  • Using problem-solving skills to cope with difficult situations.

  • Learning to develop a greater sense of confidence in one’s own abilities.

 

CBT treatment also usually involves efforts to change behavioral patterns. These strategies might include:

  • Facing one’s fears instead of avoiding them.

  • Using role-playing to prepare for potentially problematic interactions with others.

  • Learning to calm one’s mind and relax one’s body.

Not all CBT will use all of these strategies. Rather, the psychologist and patient/client work together, in a collaborative fashion, to develop an understanding of the problem and to develop a treatment strategy.

CBT places an emphasis on helping individuals learn to be their own therapists. Through exercises in the session as well as “homework” exercises outside of sessions, patients/clients are helped to develop coping skills, whereby they can learn to change their own thinking, problematic emotions, and behavior.

CBT therapists emphasize what is going on in the person’s current life, rather than what has led up to their difficulties. A certain amount of information about one’s history is needed, but the focus is primarily on moving forward in time to develop more effective ways of coping with life.

 

Is a Good Faith Estimate Available?

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

 

Under the law, healthcare providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This is done in an effort to give you a realistic expectation of treatment costs.

 

Make sure your healthcare provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

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