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Illuminate your path. Awaken your life.

INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES THERAPY

I offer a free 30-minute consultation to assure that our therapy relationship is a good fit.  Research has shown that having a connection to your therapist is the strongest predictor of success. This meet and greet allows you to ask questions and for both of us to assess on whether we will be a good fit!

Rate:

50-minute session: $160
90-minute session: $250
5 50-minute sessions package: $750

Package sessions do expire without contact or scheduled appointment within 90 days. There are no refunds, extensions, or exceptions to packages once purchased.

Insurance

I am an out-pocket-provider for fee-for-service.  What this means is I do not charge your insurance company directly.

Services may be reimbursed by your insurance company as an out-of-network benefit, health savings account, or flexible spending account.  To inquiry about these benefits, contact your insurance provider.

Most insurance companies will not cover couples or family therapy.

Payment

All fees are due the date of service.  Cash, check, or credit card (Including HSA and FSA) accepted!

Cancellation Policy

If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 48 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

THERAPY FAQS

Why would Lyndsey Fraser, MA, LMFT, CST be a good fit for me?

My specialties in therapy are relationships and sexuality.  Is this an area that you need assistance?  That would be the first indication that I might be a good fit. I provide structure in our work, but it is not a one size fits all.  My approach to therapy is highly personalized, one that is tailored to your needs and addresses your criteria for personal success. Meaning that each client in my office has a unique experience with a similar thread. My goal is to show you how to demand to be seen by others in your life, and how to understand which relationships are essential for you.

Do I need therapy and what are the benefits?

Therapy helps you identify fresh perspectives, synthesize insightful patterns, and see new opportunities essential to working with intention and achieving transformational results. What the therapist provides is the opportunity for you to awaken to life and see the patterns that you may have been unconsciously bound by.  I am the non-biased person in your life who will challenge you in a new way.  Everyone can benefit from a therapeutic process to find higher meaning in life. It is essential when you are experiencing relational patterns you can not change, sadness that has no root, disconnection to others that needs repair, anxiety the comes out of nowhere, or the feeling of loss of something that is missing in your life.  I am the guide on the journey, I help you see and find the way. Therapy encourages you to grow in self-awareness, and to understand that you are inherently worthy.

Are you going to tell me what to do in my relationship? Will you recommend I get divorced, separated, or not be in an open marriage?

I will not tell you what you should do in your relationship.  My goal is to help you develop insight on what are essential relationships for you.  I help guide you on making the best decisions for you in your relationships.

In relationship therapy will you say that my partner or I are the problem?

My philosophy in relationship therapy is that neither of you are the problem. The problem lies in how partners relate. Meaning that each individual in the relationship has a role in the cycles of interactions that are happening. Not one partner is to blame for interaction or the state of the relationship.

Do you accept insurance?

I am an out-pocket-provider for fee-for-service.  What this means is I do not charge your insurance company directly. You would pay me and then seek out-of-network benefits with your provider. There is a special receipt I can give you to complete this request. Services may be reimbursed by your insurance company as an out-of-network benefits, health savings account, or flexible spending accounts.  To inquiry about these benefits contact your insurance provider.

What are the benefits of fee-for-service versus insurance?

Insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis from the DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic Statistical Manual for Mental Health Disorders) to pay for counseling services.  This diagnosis is required within the first few sessions of therapy and then becomes part of your permanent health record.  At times individuals have been denied life insurance and other benefits due to a mental health diagnosis. Based on this diagnosis, the insurance companies determine the length of treatment for each client.  As each client is a unique case it is difficult to determine the length of treatment at the onset of therapy.  This may result in the insurance company stopping payment for therapy services when a client is still in need of treatment.

As a fee-for-service provider I do not have to give you a mental health diagnosis.  This enables you and me to determine the length of treatment and not your insurance company.  This includes creating a unique treatment plan based on each individual client's needs and not a plan based on the statistical research of the average client.  The insurance companies will not have access to any of your private health records unless you choose to release the records.  This assures that everything discussed in your therapy is confidential.

Choosing fee-for-service guarantees the highest confidentiality surrounding your therapy.  It also assures that you are not denied any other benefits or services due to an existing mental health diagnosis.

Is therapy confidential?

Therapy is confidential unless you complete a written release for consent of disclose of information.  There are a few reasons I would have to break confidentiality. This means that under certain circumstances, we are required by law to release information without your consent. These circumstances are described below.

-If you make a specific threat to harm yourself or someone (and the risk of danger is deemed imminent), the therapist or staff member must take the appropriate steps to protect you or warn the appropriate parties.

-If your therapist suspects that you have physically abused, sexually abused or neglected a child or vulnerable adult, they must report it to the appropriate authorities.

-If you are pregnant and using controlled substance (heroin, cocaine, phencyclidine, Methamphetamine or their derivatives).

-If there was a court order for records.