How Can Therapy Help?

Therapy can: 

  • Help individuals to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and others
  • Encourage growth through the identification of underlying thoughts, feelings, and motivations
  • Develop or enhance problem-solving skills
  • Improve life by removing roadblocks in relationships, intimacy, and personal   boundaries
  • Increase positive and adaptive coping skills
  • Enhance self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-image
  • Provide support during challenging life situations, in an unbiased and unconditional way
  • Encourage self acceptance
  • Identify and address self-defeating behaviors
  • Process and resolve painful feelings, trauma symptoms, loneliness, and grief
  • Manage unhealthy patterns of perfectionism, disappointment, guilt, and shame
  • Identify triggers that lead to unhealthy patterns
  • Strengthen bonds with others 
  • Increase self-discipline

How Do I Get Started?

For your convenience, we welcome you to call during business hours to speak with our experienced administrative staff.  Our front desk staff can answer any questions you may have regarding scheduling, office policies, payment, and how to communicate with your insurance company, if you choose to use your out-of-network benefits.  You can also send an email to our front desk via our Contact page. The front desk will get back with you as soon as possible to help you get started.

In your initial phone call, the front desk staff will collect general demographic information. If you have a clinician in mind, let our staff know and they will do their best to schedule you with that person. If you are unsure, the front desk is skilled in choosing a clinician that will best fit with your needs. You may also look at our About page to get a better idea of our clinical staff and/or contact a clinician directly via email.


What Can I Expect?

Metta Psychology Group offers a space where your voice will be heard in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. The initial consultation will last 50 minutes and subsequent therapy sessions typically last 45-50 minutes. During the first meeting, we will encourage you to share your thoughts and concerns, while also taking time to explore important aspects about your life that will help us to better understand your goals in treatment.  Together we will create a plan based on your specific needs. We will utilize our professional experience to tailor a plan to your unique struggles and experiences.


For Parents and Children

If you are bringing your child (under 18) in for treatment, we recommend that one or both parents or caregivers attend the initial consultation and that your child accompany you on the following visit. This gives us an opportunity to gather a detailed history of your child’s developmental, behavioral, academic, medical, and social/emotional functioning, and to understand your concerns as a parent. The subsequent meeting with your child will provide an opportunity to identify the challenges he or she may be facing and to spend time getting to know one another.

Our comprehensive assessment will determine your child’s needs and appropriate treatment recommendations, as well as determine if treatment changes are necessary throughout the process.  There may be times when parents, family members, teachers, physicians, and other influential individuals are encouraged to participate in the treatment process to ensure your child is feeling supported and receiving the best care possible.  Our ongoing collaboration with multidisciplinary professionals within the community enables us to be thoughtful in our coordination of care when medical, psychiatric, and other services are necessary.

Additionally, our assessments may involve other components including reviewing medical and school records, consulting with other professionals who have treated your child, reaching out to a parent or caregiver who is unable to attend the initial meeting, and/or observing your child in his or her home or school environment. However, your permission as a parent(s) will always be obtained before additional resources are utilized.

If you are scheduling an appointment for a child that is 18 or older, we encourage you to involve your child in the scheduling process.  If you schedule for your child, we will ask that your child contact our office to confirm their scheduled appointment time. 

If a parent is assuming financial responsibility for the treatment of a child that is 18 or older, the child must sign a billing release (see form below). The billing release allows Metta Psychology Group to communicate with the parent regarding all billing and scheduling information. The responsible party will not have access to information regarding the content of your psychological services.


Payment and Insurance

We have made a thoughtful decision not to participate with insurance plans. We feel that to do so compromises the privacy and integrity of our clients’ treatment. If you are interested in utilizing insurance, we recommend you contact your insurance carrier to receive information about your out-of-network benefits.  We will be able to provide you with a detailed receipt to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. 

Payment is due at the time of the service.  In the event that you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, we request you provide 24-hour notice or you may incur a cancellation fee.

Consider the following questions when determining if your insurance will reimburse you for therapy:

  • What are my mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible?  Has my deductible been met?
  • What is the reimbursement amount per therapy session?

Forms

We have included our release of information forms for your convenience.