HOW I WORK
My approach to therapeutic interventions is holistic and integrative. YOUR sessions are tailored to your concerns. I view you as an enlightened being living a human experience. The wisdom of your life here is within you, waiting for you to align your highest self. While what is most important in therapy is the connection between therapist and client, I bring twenty-five years of experience using and teaching modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Polyvagal Therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Self -Compassion Therapy, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy and Energy Work. Learning these tools and applying them as daily practices will assist you to better manage overwhelm, stress, anxiety, panic, depression, guilt, shame, automatic negative thoughts and rumination. My approach is to guide you in exploring the existential meaning of the issue you bring to therapy and facilitate healing. You will commit to come with a beginner’s mind, gain insight and release old, faulty beliefs, resulting in lasting change. I practice from a culturally sensitive lens. Clients of all identities and backgrounds are welcome.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT/ REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT
It takes courage and vulnerability to make an appointment. We begin with a ten minute phone call to decide if we will be a fit to move forward. Email me at [email protected] with your phone number and I will return you call.
If we decide to move forward, I will invite you to establish a client portal on my Simple Practice account, a HIPPA compliant telehealth medicine site to complete the intake/assessment paperwork. The evening before our session, I sent a video link to your email. At our first session, I gather your medical, personal and family history and the current issues you would like to address. Based on this initial assessment, and how we decide to work together, your treatment goals and frequency of therapy is developed collaboratively with you. Some clients meet weekly, while others may meet every other week or even monthly.
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RATES for KATE USAJ, LISW-S, ACHT:
- INDIVIDUAL THERAPY SESSIONS: $150 per 90 minute intake. $110 per 60 minute session. Longer sessions available.
SUPERVISION: Contact Kate for individual and group rates
WORKSHOPS: Dependent on length of workshop/meals/accommodations
Regarding my individual services, I am not on insurance panels. I am a self- pay/out of network provider. I accept payment prior to sessions via Pay Pal.
Why no insurance panels?
I found more often than not, the services cost clients/families the same amount of money or less over the year. Clients/families very often have a very large deductible, so they have a hard meeting it by the end of the year. I am able to reduce the cost of my fee and pass it along to you!
Insurance companies require therapists to
diagnose which becomes part of the permanent medical record.
Insurance companies may also require clinical information to approve
payment and may impose limits on the number of sessions. It is for
these reasons I offer clients a self-pay option. Bypassing insurance
companies allows me to better maintain your privacy and puts the
focus on the therapeutic process without any outside influence or
PayPal is accepted for payment prior to individual therapy and supervision sessions. You can pay via credit card or directly through your bank account via paypal.me/kateusaj.
If you are attending a group therapy or workshop event, the information will be provided and posted on Facebook Trust Your Heart A Place for Healing or in our newsletter.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
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Questions? Please contact me for further information at [email protected]