Tessa Barrows

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

WHAT IS YOUR FEE?
My fee for Individual Therapy is $125 for a 50-minute session and $150 for a 60-minute session.

DO YOU OFFER A SLIDING SCALE?
I believe that therapy should be accessible to everyone.  For this reason, I reserve a limited number of reduced-fee weekly appointments (based on financial hardship). Please contact me to discuss further.

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Like many other therapists in private practice, I do not bill insurance companies directly. If you have an insurance plan that includes coverage for out-of-network providers, I am happy to supply you with monthly invoices that you can submit for reimbursement (typically this covers a good percentage of my fee). Check with your plan directly to verify your coverage.

You may be asked for the CPT code in order to verify reimbursement rate; the CPT code for 50-minute individual sessions is 90834 and the CPT code for 60-minute individual sessions is 90837.

DO YOU SEE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES?
I do see children, mostly ages 8 years and older, adolescents, and teenagers.  The family therapy I provide focuses primarily on helping to improve communication between family members by understanding and expressing needs in a way that can be heard.  I see a limited number of couples and am happy to refer you to a local couples therapist.

 HOW OFTEN WILL I SEE YOU?
I typically see individual clients once per week. Seeing each other on a weekly basis allows for the work to move along at a good pace.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF YOU’RE THE RIGHT THERAPIST FOR ME?
This is a very important question.  I encourage you to consider logistical factors (office location, availability) as well as personal factors (my expertise, personality, and how you feel talking with me).  Sometimes you have to be in a room with someone before you truly have a feel for the person. The first couple of face-to-face sessions can continue to inform your decision and we can talk about any on-going concerns you may have.

Being a good fit is important. When you’re ready, schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation.