- How long do I need to be in Therapy?
It really varies per person. Everyone experiences situations and traumatic events differently because everyone’s tolerance levels are different. We set up goals (these can be changed at any time) in the first session, and help you work towards these goals in your treatment. Once you meet these goals, we may re-evaluate whether or not you’d like to set up new goals and continue on, or take a break from therapy.
2. What insurances do you accept?
Currently, we’re accepting BCBS PPO (not BCBS HMO) and have applied to credentialing through Tri-care. We do not anticipate accepting any other insurances at this time. If you’d like to continue with us and pay Out-of-Network, we’re happy to provide you with a Superbill for your insurance company where they may potentially reimburse you once your deductible is met.
3. What if I don’t want to use my insurance, or dont have insurance?
Good question! Using your insurance means that your insurance company will have access to your therapy notes, and diagnosis codes, which can potentially prevent you from being offered in the future. If you opt-out of using your insurance, you can pay out of pocket either with an HSA card, or your preferred payment.
If you do not have insurance, we offer private pay options or you may even qualify for our sliding scale rate.
4. How much does therapy cost at Austin Trauma Therapy Center?
Our rates for psychotherapy starts at $130 per individual session, however, we typically try our best to accommodate most budgets, and can offer a sliding scale rate to those who qualify. Please let us know what your financial situation is like and we can go from there.
Our rates for couples, and/or families start at $165 per session. Please note that we require couples to each have a prerequisite of 6 individual trauma sessions, first, before we will work with the couple together. This is so we can work on early learning environment patterns and implement new coping strategies into the relationship, prior to working with the couple, together.
Our rates for Medication Management with our Mental Health Nurse Practitioner starts at $200 for the intake/ new patient (60 minutes) appointment and $125 for the follow-up appointment (30 minutes).
5. What is the cancellation policy with ATTC?
Notification of a cancellation must be made at least 2 business days or 48 hours prior to the appointment. Cancellations with less notification time or not appearing for a scheduled appointment are subject to a late cancellation fee of $50 or the full session fee for a “no-show” appointment.
6. How do I choose the right therapist for me?
First, it depends on who is available and what type of specialization you require. We have a list of all of our skilled trauma-informed therapists here. In addition to you browsing through this list, we have an intake questionnaire that is very thorough and asks questions like do you have a male or female-identified preference? Are you interested in any specific specializations, is in-person or telehealth preferred, etc.
Once we go through this list, we’ll match you with the therapist who meets your identified criteria. If you begin working with that therapist, and decide it is not a good match, let us know and we’ll be happy to schedule a consultation with one of the other available therapists.
7. Can I see more than one Therapy specialist here?
Absolutely, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop-shop healing center, and we run our Trauma Therapy Center in a similar way. We have several trauma-informed healing specialists who work collaboratively through a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure the clients needs are met at all levels and communicated to all parties working with the client.
8. Can I call and speak with someone?
Yes, you can, however, we are much quicker by email, due to the volume of incoming calls we receive. Please email us first by completing a contact form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
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