Counseling services are provided via telehealth to clients in Maryland. However Equine Assited Psychotherapy will take place at the Rolling Hills Farm in Cecil County Maryland.
Professional counseling, also known as therapy, is a process by which a person (referred to here as a client) meets with a counselor (sometimes referred to as a therapist) to discuss an event or issue that either needs some attention or is troubling, stressful, or painful to the client. Together, the client and counselor discuss the issue and how it affects the client, look at beliefs, thoughts and behaviors that may contribute to the situation, and explore ways to help resolve it. During counseling, clients identify goals and potential solutions to bring about change. Always remember that counseling is a voluntary process to which a person consents.
Professional counseling is intended to help a person heal. It can help a person feel relieved, empowered, and confident. People seek counseling for a number of reasons including, but not limited to:
We accept private pay payments and insurance. *Equine Psychotherapy is not covered by insuarance*
INSURANCE ACCEPTED: Aetna * Optum/ United Health Care* Carefirst BlueCross Blueshield* Cigna*Tricare*Medicaid
Private Pay Fees:
Consultation: Free for 15 minutes
Intake: $180 for 1 hour
Individual Therapy: $150 for 45 - 60 minutes
Group Therapy: $60 for 1 hour
Your counselor will explain to you, prior to beginning the counseling relationship, all financial arrangements related to professional services. Our office will verify your benefits and bill your insurance as a courtesy; however, clients are responsible for all co-pays and deductibles at the time of service. We encourage you to become familiar with the mental health benefit associated with your health insurance plan. It is your responsibility to understand plan limitations.
When you contact your insurance provider here is the info, I expect your insurance company to ask for regarding charges for counseling services:
CPT (billing) codes: 90791 (psychiatric diagnostic evaluation), 90837 (Psychotherapy 60 minutes), 90834 (Psychotherapy 45 minutes), 90853 (Group psychotherapy)
Most common ICD-10 diagnosis codes: F41.9 (Anxiety), F32.9 (Depression) F432 (Adjustment disorder), F43.1 (Post-traumatic stress disorder)
Rendering/billing provider: Wyvonne Williams LCPC NPI Number: 1548831829
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is not covered by insurance. The private pay fee is $150 per 45-50 minute session and $60 per group session. However, upon your request, we can provide you with superbills containing the necessary information for you to seek potential reimbursement from your insurance company.
Superbill Information: The superbills we provide via your client portal will include relevant details such as diagnosis codes, treatment dates, services rendered, and associated fees. It is your responsibility to submit the superbills to your insurance provider for reimbursement. Please note that reimbursement is subject to your individual insurance plan, and we cannot guarantee any specific reimbursement amounts or coverage.
There are a limited number of spots available at a reduced rate. Reduced rates are offered to those individuals who do not have health insurance. The practice is a proud provider of Open Path Collective, which aims to provide more affordable mental health services.
We help teens and adults who are battling anxiety, depression and/ or trauma. We love working with Veterans. Sessions are done individually or in groups. We use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. We provide culturally relevant and quality mental health services that incorporate wellness practices for the mind, body, and spirit because we believe that all aspects of our health are connected.
We help people with:
Click request appointment. This allows you to schedule an appointment on our easy scheduling platform. You’ll be sent a link for the scheduled virtual appointment with a licensed professional counselor.
We offer evening and weekend appointments. Schedule an appointment on our easy scheduling platform https://starburstcounselingwellness.clientsecure.me/.
DBT skills group is not a process group, it's more like a class. Joining a DBT group is similar to taking a class, except without the pressure of tests and grades.
You will be learning a new skill each week and have homework to help you try out the tools in your life.
An experiential form of psychotherapy where horses are involved in the sessions. “Experiential” means that you will be involved in hands-on experiences with the horses designed to reflect things going on in your life.
Why horses? There are several reasons we choose to use horses in this work, but primarily it is due to their nature as a social and prey animal. As a result of this nature, they have an extraordinary ability to read our nonverbal communication – noticing messages we are sending which we are not always conscious of what we are doing. With this, they start responding to us in familiar ways reminding us of other people and things in our life. It is through this they become metaphors (symbols) providing us with the opportunity to work on ourselves in relation to those aspects of our lives.
In order for counseling to be helpful, you and your counselor must establish trust. It may take a few sessions for you to become comfortable with your counselor and to start talking freely about your concerns. This is fine and normal.
In the beginning, your counselor will ask you questions to help you define the reason why you seek counseling and to help you set goals. As you move through the process, less questions will be asked and you and your counselor will establish your own way of communicating with each other.
Counseling is a dynamic process that is built on interaction. As such, feel free to ask questions and express your needs to your counselor at any point during the process. The more open you are, the more comfortable you will feel. Your counselor is there to support you and to help make the process a meaningful one for you.
You will complete the new client intake paperwork before your first appointment. The documents will be sent to you via your client portal. You are able to complete it online. If you have documentation from other providers (i.e., psychological, psychosocial or clinical evaluations, treatment plans, etc.) you can upload those to your client portal.
In order for your counselor to get to know you and determine how you will proceed in the process, expect to talk about the concern(s) that brought you into counseling, as well as your background information and personal history. Share on a level that feels comfortable for you.
Many people find they feel better and achieve greater progress with frequent appointments, especially in the beginning. Your counselor will likely suggest that you meet weekly. As you experience progress towards your goals, you and your counselor may decide to meet less frequently, but often enough to maintain your progress. Once your goals have been accomplished you may decide to schedule appointments periodically for check-ins. The decision is yours; either way, we are here for you and encourage you to discuss the frequency of your appointments with your counselor at any time during your process.
Yes, that is, for the most part. HIPAA laws are in place to ensure that client-counselor conversations are private and confidential. Even the fact that you are in counseling is kept private. Licensed clinical social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals have a set of professional ethical standards that have to be followed. In rare instances, when the safety of a client or another person is at risk, counselors are mandated to disclose specific information to appropriate authorities or parties. You will be given written information about HIPAA, and your counselor will discuss these matters with you, before you begin counseling.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, you must notify our office 48 hours before your scheduled appointment time. Please note, if you do not reschedule your appointment with 24 hours notice, you will be charged the entire amount of the session as a NO SHOW fee.
We understand that life can be busy. Therefore, we provide a 15-minute grace period for all therapy appointments. We request that you phone in advance of your anticipated late arrival. Please be aware that If you arrive 15 minutes into your scheduled appointment time, your appointment will still end at the original time it was scheduled to end. If you are late beyond the allotted grace period, you may not be able to be seen and you will be charged a $25 NO SHOW fee.
Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
Starburst Counseling & Wellness LLC
PO Box 2995 # 20045 Annapolis, Maryland 21401
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS NOTICE This notice went into effect on 8/1/2021
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