A Note From Jackie:
Once I return from maternity leave, I am shifting the way in which I offer my therapy services. Beginning Fall of 2018, I will be specializing in Counseling for Women specifically. The therapy experiences that I offer will be centered around women’s specific needs and the focus will be on HEALING through EMBODIED LIVING.
What brings you to the therapy process is just the threshold to the deeper experience of self actualization and growth that will occur. Alongside of individual sessions, clients will be invited to participate in a myriad of group process experiences that will be offered in the fall and spring. These will be completely optional but highly encouraged if it seems to be in the client’s best interest. I have found that health and wholeness happens exponentially in a group (especially circles of women) because even though the details of our lives may be unique and dynamic, the root of what’s needed to heal often times is the same. Connection, Belonging and Empowerment will be the impetus to our journey. Not only can the group experience enhance the healing process but this will also offer a more cost effective opportunity for the client to be seen more often with less impact on their finances.
I do not accept insurance. Although it is important to me that everyone has access to these services, there are some reasons in particular that I have decided not to proceed forward with that journey with the client’s best interest as motivation. You can read more about the reasons why I do not accept insurance below.
Those who wish to join in the group process without individual therapy will be welcomed and assessed on a case by case basis. Depending on the group process, each client will be required to meet with Jackie at least once for an intake so that both client and therapist can engage in dialogue about their interest and readiness for that particular group process. Any educational/experiential workshops will be open to all without an intake. This will be specified in the details of the Workshop/Group Process that will be posted on our website and Facebook page.
SCHEDULE & LIMITED AVAILABILITY
New clients will be accepted beginning in September of 2018. Jackie will be taking on a limited amount of regular (weekly to 2x/month) individual clients. If you are interested on being on a waiting list, contact Jackie today and an intake appointment will be set up with you beginning in August 2018. There will be appointment availability for clients that desire or need to be seen as needed or 1x/month or less. To schedule an intake: contact email@example.com or call 712-490-7705.
Clients will schedule with Jackie after each session for the next session. Clients can schedule up to two sessions at a time. Jackie’s schedule may vary from week to week. Day and evening appointments are available and there will be limited weekend appointments available.
**A NOTE TO CURRENT CLIENTS**
Current clients (as of May 2018) will not be impacted by these changes and I will continue seeing those who wish to continue therapy in the fall.
THERAPY SESSION RATES:
$75 = 75 minute INTAKE session for Individual Therapy
$75 = 60 minute Follow-Up session
$60 = 45 minute Follow-Up session
$35 = 30 minute Brief Therapy session
$150 = 60 minute Equine Assisted Psychotherapy through STARS
$75 = 30 minute Brief Equine Assisted Psychotherapy through STARS
$60 = 60 Minute Private Yoga or Coaching Style session
$60 = 60 Minute Professional Consultation Session for Helping Professionals and Yoga Teachers (Or invest in multiple sessions at a discounted rate)
TBD = Group Therapy rates dependent on subject matter and duration of the experience.
These rates apply to individual and couples therapy.
MEDICAL INSURANCE POLICY:
I do not accept insurance. You can read more about the reasons why below. However, I can provide you with an itemized receipt to submit to insurance to assist you in receiving benefits for an “out of network” provider. Many people are now successfully using their Health Savings Account (HSA) to cover session fees. Keep in mind that OON benefits are typically less robust than those remitted for IN services. I encourage you to call the customer service number on your card to obtain your benefit information if accessing these benefits is important to you. If you do choose to access your benefits, please also keep in mind the following:
- Filing any type of claim with your insurance company (whether IN or OON) requires that a mental health diagnosis be assigned to you. Depending on your current situation and life experiences, this may or may not be necessary. I do not make mental health diagnosis if the client does not meet criteria for them.
- Your insurance company may ask for additional documentation to support your claim. If your company contacts me directly requesting this information, I will refer them to you so that you can make a personal decision regarding what to share.
HIPAA regulations give you the right to not use your insurance benefits if that is your preference, so it makes sense to consider all of the above carefully when deciding whether or not to involve your insurance company in your care.
I am willing to discuss any of the above with you prior to beginning our work in order to help you explore your payment options and make an informed decision.
Cash, check and all major credit cards (including HSA) are accepted for payment. Payment will be received prior to the session beginning. Payment plans may be available. Please discuss with Jackie if needed.
If you cannot make your appointment, 24 hours notice is preferred; however, please call/email at least 2 hours in advance. If I have not received 2 hours notice of a reschedule or cancellation I charge you for the full cost of the session unless there was an agreed-upon emergency that prevented you from attending.
Request a therapy appointment by email or phone. firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-490-7705
New Patients will be accepted beginning September 2018
Waiting List will be generated on a first come, first serve basis - CALL TODAY if interested!
Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information.
Jackie guides healing by weaving mind and body together into the therapeutic process. Clients can expect traditional talk therapy that is paired with dynamic experiential processes such as movement, metaphor and mindfulness based experiences. More research is proving that the mind only holds a superficial level of healing and that to truly work through our deep habits, pains and traumas that continue to disrupt our relationships, lives and connection to ourselves - we must go into the body and the subconscious experiences within. When we connect to the intuition, especially as women, that is housed within the physical body alongside of the the intelligence of the mind, you will empower a deep layer of release, awareness, and resilience that will permeate your whole life.
Jackie Paulson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Eagala Certified Facilitator and Registered 500Hour Yoga Instructor. She has 10+ years of experience in the helping field and offers holistic therapies that combine an East meets West approach to therapy. Jackie specializes in working with adults who may be experiencing a wide array of concerns; including, but not limited to:
- Concerns related to self worth, identity and purpose
- Life transitions such as loss, divorce/relationship changes, career exploration
- Relationship and Intimacy Concerns
- Concerns related to sexuality and physical intimacy
- Anxiety and Depression
- Trauma (acute or historical, ancestoral, “big and little T traumas”)
- Codependency and Addiction, relationship concerns and life transitions.
Ultimately Jackie offers a humanistic approach and her overall hope is to empower individuals to seek and connect into their own deep and sacred wisdom that resides within them. Your body holds the answers you are seeking. Jackie believes that each person has an innate ability to heal themselves and journey through any experience with the right support. She believes in your capacity to heal.
Jackie also offers professional consultation as needed for both therapy & helping providers and Yoga Teachers/Students. Contact Jackie to discuss.
INSURANCE NOTICE - Why I do not accept insurance.
Necessity of a Diagnosis
Many health insurance plans cover services that are “medically necessary” which means I would be required to diagnose each client with a condition. I do not believe that every person who seeks therapy meets criteria for a mental health condition as many of our issues that bring us to therapy are natural and normal life experiences that require guidance and support. At times, clients do meet criteria for a mental health condition and that will be discussed with you at that time.
Privacy and Confidentiality
Many insurance companies require the provider to release personal and therapeutic information about the client in order to determine continuation of services and reimbursement. I do not feel comfortable in sharing your personal health information with review professionals that may or may not have your best interest at heart. I believe in keeping the client’s information as protected and confidential as possible in order to cultivate a safe space for clients to truly open up.
Restriction in Therapeutic Tools
Managed care companies decide what services and therapies they will cover. Many evidenced based tools and approaches may not be covered by a particular insurance; even if it is proven to be an effective modality for treating and healing the client in the most effective and efficient way. This may limit therapy choices if you are covered under these policies. In order to provide you with the most effective and optimal treatment, by not accepting insurance, we are able to work together in a flexible and dynamic way using diverse evidenced based tools and modalities.
Limiting Session and determining session length
Many insurance companies limit the number of sessions they will cover for any particular diagnosis or issue that is being presented at the time. This limits are ability to work at the pace and quality that fit for your needs as the client. I believe in coming into people’s lives as therapist for as little time as they need it, yet do not want to feel as though we are making decisions on time frame based on insurance’s willingness to pay.
Conflict of Interest
It is my belief that Managed Care Companies main objective is to reduce costs and raise profits not to necessarily make decisions from the intention to give the client what is best for their quality of life. This directly conflicts with my mission as a therapist to do what is in your best interest as my client. I am willing to take a lower rate per hour in accepting private pay than submit to insurance companies for this reason.