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What To Expect

In order to maximize this first appointment with your therapist, please bring your completed forms with you.


The assessment phase usually takes anywhere from one to two sessions, and includes a review of treatment history, your current concerns and symptoms and any other problems you may be experiencing. Dr. Michael will share her initial treatment recommendation with you, and provide you with expectations for the range and length of treatment.  


Dr. Michael's treatment philosophy includes an expectation that patients will practice their therapy skills independently. Therefore, patients are encouraged to practice the strategies learned in treatment prior to their next appointment. Dr. Michael is on-call for emergencies and/or ongoing crisis management.

Fee For Service


Behavioral Therapy and Beyond does not participate in any insurance networks, including Medicare or Medicaid; however many insurance policies provide out-of-network reimbursement for licensed psychologists. While we do not bill insurance directly, we will provide you with an invoice that can be submitted to your insurance company. 

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