“I had to finally ask myself “Can I afford not to get the help and support I need for one more day?” For me to say yes to therapy meant that I had to say no to some other spending in my life – and it was worth it – thank you so much!”
There are many factors to consider when finding the right therapist for you, your relationship, or your child. We understand that finances can be one of those factors. We have provided the following information to help support your process forward.
Tampa Therapy provides individual therapy, couples therapy, premarital therapy, and conducts psychological and educational testing. Services are provided in a relaxing, safe, and nonjudgmental environment.
While we specialize in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and couples therapy, we have advanced training and experience in treating many types of mental health concerns and working with stress-induced problems. In addition to these specialty areas of practice, we commonly sees clients for:
- Career Counseling
- Coping Skills
- Emotional Disturbance
- Life Coaching
- Men’s Issues
- Panic Disorders
- Peer Relationships
- Pregnancy, Prenatal, and Postpartum
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Physical, Verbal, and/or Sexual Abuse
- Sports Performance
- Weight Loss
- Women’s Issues
- Individual Therapy – Initial Session and Follow-up Sessions – 45 minutes (75 minute extended sessions are available)
- Couples and Premarital Therapy – Initial Session and Follow-up Sessions – 45 minutes (75 minute extended sessions are available)
Please contact us for fees and information. You may pay by credit or debit card, HSA/FSA card, or Venmo.
Tampa Therapy offers tele-mental health services through a confidential, secure, and HIPAA compliant platform. If you live in the state of Florida and are interested in working with us, this is a great way to secure services when you are unable to attend sessions in person. These sessions are conducted through a secure video chat or by phone. This option is recommended for those who live too far away to attend in-person sessions or have difficulty leaving their home for various reasons.
Don’t let distance be a reason you don’t get the help and support you need – we are ready to work with you!
Psychological Assessment and Testing:
Educational Assessment (ADHD, ADD, LD, and Gifted) for adults and children
- Diagnostic Assessment
- PTSD/Trauma Specific Psychological Assessment
- Personality Assessment
- Fitness-for-Duty Examinations/Testing (FFDE) for law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics
Psychological assessment typically includes:
Initial Diagnostic Evaluation (45 minute appointment)
Testing and Administration
Scoring, Interpretation, and Report Writing
Follow up and Recommendations (45 minute appointment)
Full payment is required before psychological testing services are rendered.
We do not accept insurance, and for several great reasons. Please read our blog for more information about this. We are considered “out-of-network” providers for many insurance companies. If you are considering using insurance, we recommend you contact your carrier and see if pre-authorization is required for reimbursement or they might not pay for services. We are able to provide “super bills” which contain the necessary information your insurance will need to process an out of network claim. However, you are responsible for full payment to Tampa Therapy.
Please consider the following when deciding whether or not to use insurance. The advantage to using insurance is clear; there is reimbursement for part of therapy bill. However, there can also be distinct disadvantages of using insurance.
- Loss of confidentiality
- Loss of control of treatment
First, in order for coverage to be approved, there is often sensitive information that is required to be provided to your health or managed care carrier. These often include a name and social security number, diagnosis, personal history and/or treatment plans. We have no control over the information once it leaves the office. This places additional concern on how your private information is being stored or accessed by others including the possibility of sensitive information being given to outside parties.
Second, the company that manages your care will often require authorizations and/or provide a limit to the number of sessions. This often adds strain on the treatment because if recommendations for continued care are not accepted by the insurance company, then treatment can be disrupted or terminated earlier than expected causing a variety of problems. One very large study showed a significant decrease in client satisfaction when insurance companies placed a limit on the number of sessions. When the number and/or frequency of your sessions depend upon the company managing your care, it places your treatment out of our control. Treatment works best when both therapist and patient make the decisions, not someone else.
Good Faith Estimate:
You have the right to receive a “good faith estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care 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 includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, hospital fees, and mental health services.
- You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an appointment.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill (please note, while this is the law, this is not applicable to our practice as our estimate is only for each session since we are unable to predict the length of therapy).
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
You will receive a Good Faith Estimate through the client portal with your intake paperwork at the time of scheduling an appointment. If at anytime during treatment you like to request another Good Faith Estimate, please contact us. A Good Faith estimate will be emailed to you within 24 hours.