Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I can use my Medicare insurance for my sessions?
In addition, psychotherapy can only be performed in the state that the therapist is licensed. So, if the client moves away, or has a home in another state, you will need to find someone new to follow up services. Since Medicare does not allow tele-mental health at this time, any phone or video services will not be covered.
What is the difference between Coaching and Mental Health Counseling or Psychotherapy?
In psychotherapy, you are utilizing the expertise of the mental health professional to work on issues in the present or past that are interfering with your daily living. In coaching, the relationship is more working on goals for the future, and not on the internal emotions that might get in the way.
In addition, the relationship with the therapist and coach is different. As a clinical psychologist, I have ethical codes that dictate the acceptable things I can and cannot do since this is a relationship of potential power and authority. In coaching, there are less rules and more of a co-creator equal role. If therapy issues do come up in coaching, then a referral to another therapist is advised. Please feel free to discuss which form of coaching or counseling is appropriate for you. Coaching is NOT covered by insurance.
Some of the tools that therapists and coaches use are the same.
Do you use video or telephone for Counseling or Coaching?
Tele-mental Health is available for some insurance plans in Colorado. I am out of network for these plans.
Coaching is available nationally and internationally via video or phone using specific HIPPA compliant platforms.
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