How it Works

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.

Request a therapy appointment here.

RATES 

RATES for KATE USAJ, LISW-S, ACHT:

  • WORKSHOPS: Dependent on length of workshop/meals/accommodations

  • INDIVIDUAL THERAPY SESSIONS: $150 per 90 minute intake.  $110 per 60 minute session. Longer sessions available.

  • COACHING PACKAGES: Dependent upon contract

INSURANCE

Regarding my individual services, I am not on insurance panels. I am a self- pay 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 pressure.

PAYMENT

PayPal is accepted for payment prior to individual and group therapy 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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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.

SCHEDULE

Request a therapy appointment online here.

CONTACT

Questions? Please contact me for further information at [email protected]

Contact Me

therapist expectations

“Kate is incredibly knowledgeable on a wide variety of behavioral and mental health topics. This, in combination with her warmth and professionalism, makes her a highly effective therapist.”

                                                                                                          ~ Rachel Meffe, LISW
                                         Past President of the Ohio School Social Work Association 
                                  School Social Worker at Cuyahoga Heights, OH School District

“Kate has a talent for bringing bright and passionate people together for a good cause.  She is a forward thinker who has an amazing work ethic. She is knowledgeable about her field and is always looking to expand her expertise to be able to provide services to all in need of mental health.”

                                                                                                          ~ Nicole Stacey, LISW
                                            Ohio Department of Education Credential Review Board

“Kathleen is an extraordinary individual with the finest skills as a social worker I have ever seen. She is professional, compassionate, and highly competent with people of all ages. She has become a responsible and respected manager and leader, grant writer and service provider.
It would be an honor to work with her again if that opportunity would arise.”
                                                                          ~ Janice J. Montgomery, B.S, M.Ed, HCH
                                Director of Student Services at Verde Valley Montessori School

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