HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION LAST? HOW MANY APPOINTMENTS WILL I NEED?
Therapy sessions are most often 55 minutes. However, flexibility is sometimes needed depending on the age of the child or other scheduling circumstances. So, in some cases sessions can be 30 or 45 minutes. The number of therapy sessions depends on each client, symptoms, and goals. Your provider will work collaboratively with you to determine your course of treatment. A short course of treatment may be 8-12 sessions but some clients prefer ongoing care at various frequencies.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
Dr. Stark and Dr. Lugo-Morales are in network with BCBS and out of network with other insurances. Ms. Libby and Ms. Harris are in network with Optum/UHC and BCBS. Drs. Jooste and Holt are out of network with all insurances. At the client's request, we can provide you with a superbill which may allow you some reimbursement if you have out of network benefits, or, for the payment to go toward your deductible. If you prefer this option, you can contact your insurance provider to determine your out of network benefits, deductible, and options for reimbursement through superbills. We accept payment from Health or Flexible Savings Account (HSA or FSA), check, or credit card.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
If you are not using insurance or your provider is not in network with your insurance, "out of network" therapy sessions with doctorate providers (licensed psychologists) are $190 each and $140 for master's providers (licensed professional counselors). You can ask about a free brief consultation (in-person or phone) appointment to determine if the provider is a good fit.
A full and comprehensive evaluation (cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral, executive function, academic, adaptive, etc.) is $2,200 for out of network or private pay clients. If you are using BCBS, we can provide you with the information you will need to call your insurance in order to get an estimate based on your specific plan. BCBS plans vary based on the individual (some clients may owe the full amount, some may owe a copay for each date of service, or some may owe a percentage). We recommend you to call based on your plan to get the most accurate estimate. Most evaluations includes the parent or client intake, record review, day of testing, collecting information from collateral sources (e.g. teachers, therapists), scoring, report writing, and feedback to discuss results and recommendations. If the evaluation is of limited scope, such as when the individual does not have academic concerns or the evaluation is a follow-up and the client has already had extensive testing, the evaluation is billed at an hourly rate and you are given an estimate prior to starting the evaluation.
WHAT IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION? HOW LONG DOES AN EVALUATION TAKE?
Psychological evaluations gather information regarding an individual's abilities across several domains, such as emotions, behavior, intelligence, academic abilities, executive function, and more. The goal is to provide a diagnosis, if appropriate, as well as recommendations to address concerns, harness strengths, or suggest accommodations for school or work. Our evaluations are thorough and comprehensive. They involve an initial intake and a separate day of testing. The psychologist will need some time to score and write the report, and then will schedule a feedback session to review findings, recommendations, and to provide you with your evaluation report.
WHAT KIND OF THERAPISTS WORK AT PEACE? DO YOU PRESCRIBE MEDICATION?
PEACE providers currently include licensed psychologists (most who also hold additional licenses such as LSSP and/or LPC) as well as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). Please check out our provider page to read more about us. Our providers received graduate level degrees, clinical training, and professional licenses within the mental health field. Psychologists and therapists do not prescribe medications. However, we collaborate and can refer you to medication providers (e.g. psychiatrists or primary care doctors if needed or requested) during your care, such as a psychiatrist or your primary care physician.
WHAT CONCERNS DO YOU DIAGNOSE AND/OR TREAT?
Our providers have various experience to help with a wide range of concerns. Our areas of specialty include neurodevelopmental differences such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, as well as mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety disorders. We also have experience with trauma, stress, adjustment disorders, behavioral problems, and working with a system such as in family therapy. We do not treat learning disabilities but evaluate them and provide recommendations for home and school. Therapy may include components of individual therapy, family therapy, or parent coaching.
WHAT THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES DO YOU USE?
We are trained in various evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, play therapy, solution focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma-focused CBT, and exposure with response prevention. Your provider may prefer specific modalities over others, so it is encouraged to discuss this with your provider if you are seeking a specific modality. Therapists prioritize creating a tailored and collaborative approach that is most appropriate to help you reach your goals.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
PEACE Psychology Center is fairly central in the DFW metroplex. We are located at 1723 East Southlake Boulevard in Southlake, Texas, close to town square. We are easily accessible from Coppell, Keller, Grapevine, Trophy Club, Westlake, North Richland Hills, Colleyville, Flower Mound, Roanoke, Fort Worth, mid cities, Irving, and Dallas. Our suite is on the second floor. We are also available for telehealth across Texas.
DO YOU SEE CLIENTS IN PERSON OR TELEHEALTH?
We are currently offering either option of in person or telehealth for counseling. Our preference for evaluations are to be completed in person, but in some cases assessments can be completed virtually.
NO SURPRISES ACT/GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE INFORMATION
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost using out of network providers. 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 can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 800-985-3059.