What should I expect from therapy or coaching?

What I bring to each and every person I work with is open and genuine interaction geared towards improving overall well-being. I do my best to meet people where they are at, and to set realistic, attainable goals that we work together towards through collaborative conversation, skill-building, and new insights. Ideally, time in my office feels like having deep, meaningful conversations in someone’s living room. It’s calm and casual but also very powerful.

What is a “Good Faith Estimate” and can I receive one?
What is a “Good Faith Estimate” and can I receive one?

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, and hospital fees.

– Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. 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.

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What are your rates?
What are your rates?

$185 for an initial appointment (60 minutes)

$160 for subsequent sessions (55 minutes)

Time spent engaged in therapy that exceeds our allotted session time may be billed at my standard rate. 

Cancellations not made 24 hours before our scheduled time will be billed the standard rate.

Are there risks to this kind of work?

While the potential benefits far outweigh the risks, there are some very real risks to take into consideration. First, depending on what type of issue we are working on, things in your life may get worse before they get better. Particularly with couples/family therapy, getting all the moving parts to be going in the same direction at the same time can take a couple sessions before progress becomes noticeable. Some mental health issues related to trauma may also lead to increased distress or symptoms before progress can be made. Sometimes we need to get all the weeds and rocks out of the garden before something healthy can start to grow. Other risks include anxiety around change, difficult emotional or personal work, and unintended consequences of getting healthier which may include needing to change some relationships in your life. If you have concerns at the start of our work together, I am more than happy to discuss them and come up with a plan to manage any potential fallout from our work together.

Do you take insurance?

I do not currently accept insurance, however I am able to provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement for services from an out-of-network provider. Not all insurances reimburse for out-of-network services, so it is always a good idea to check with your insurance first to see if this is an option available to you. Good questions for your insurance company are if you have out-of-network benefits, if you have a deductible, and if you have yearly limits for coverage.

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Land Acknowledgment

Practicing and residing here in Milwaukee, we acknowledge we live and work on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, Ojibwe, Fox, Odawa, Menominee, Sauk, and Oneida homelands along the southwest shores of Michigami, part of North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida, and Mohican nations remain present. All of us associated with Wellness with Jer respectfully acknowledge and honor the ancestral owners and stewards of this place, who preceded – and survived – European colonization and live here today. We encourage everyone to learn more and recognize the Native people whose ground you stand upon.