The answer to this question would vary by therapist and by service. You would determine that by contacting the therapist you’re interested in working with and asking them their fees. Some of us have clients who we work with an a sliding scale based on established financial need. Payment is collected at time of service.
Typically, at first, sessions will be held weekly so that therapeutic assessment and goals can be determined. After that the session frequency would be determined by the intensity of the work to be done. This is always an open conversation between therapist and client.
Clients are asked to inform of any need to cancel prior to 24-hours before their appointment. Any cancellations or no-shows would result in being charged for the session. There are, of course, exceptions to this policy in the event of emergencies or other unforeseen circumstances. It’s important to communicate with your therapist about this.
That answer would depend on the therapist involved. Some of us utilize services that permit us to accept some kinds of insurance, but not others. We are always able to check your insurance for you if you wish to see if you are covered.
Even if none of us accepts your insurance, we’re able to provide “super-bills” that you can send to your PPO provider for reimbursement.
Often this requires a diagnosis is required to establish medical necessity.