WHEN AND WHERE DO YOU OFFER SERVICES?

Please note, as of the most recent update to this page (on April 1st 2022), Sage’s caseload is full, and the practice is not currently accepting new clients.  This page will be updated as soon as openings become available, which is expected to occur within the coming months.  Please note, we do not run a wait list, as we do not want anyone delaying clinical care and support for an unknown amount of time. 

 

If you are a former client of Sage's please do still reach out, as we would love to connect with you to help get you the support you are seeking. 

Search engines that may be of assistance to you when looking for an alternate provider, may include the following: 

  • Therapy Den - allows for searching by therapy type, specialty areas, insurance, price range, treatment techniques, as well as other filter options: https://www.therapyden.com/

  • Inclusive Therapists - allows for searching by therapy type, insurance, sliding scale options, focus, therapeutic approach, cultural knowledge, spiritual knowledge and therapist identity, as well as other filter options: https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/

  • Open Path Collaborative - Reduced-fee therapy ($30-$60 a session for individual therapy & $30-$80 for couples & family therapy) - Open Path works specifically with folks who cannot afford market rates for therapy and who are uninsured or underinsured:  https://openpathcollective.org/

 

When we are taking new clients, we provide all services through video telehealth therapy, and will not be offering in-person offerings for the foreseeable future.  

 

Please note, incoming clients must be in Pennsylvania during all sessions, as telehealth and licensing laws require that the therapist be licensed where the client is at the time of each session.  

 

If you do not live in Pennsylvania and you need help connecting with a therapist in another state, you may wish to check out Therapy Den, as a therapist search engine that could potentially help connect you with a clinician local to you.  

HOW TO BEGIN THE PROCESS...

If you are interested in pursuing working with one of the clinicians within our practice, the first step would be to complete the prospective client inquiry form on the contact page.   

 

You would then receive an email from our Clinical Director, Sage Windemaker, to schedule a 15-minute Connection and Clarity call during which Sage would ask a few questions to gain clarity around that which you are hoping to get out of therapy, she would share more about our therapeutic approach within the practice, all logistics such as payment and scheduling would also be discussed, and you and Sage would mutually assess for goodness of fit.

If for any reason it was decided during the initial connection and clarity phase that your needs might be best met by a clinician in a different practice, you will be given referrals for clinicians who may be more specialized in that which you are specifically seeking and/or better able to meet your needs for a logistical or other reason.  We are very connected within the local therapist community and passionate about helping to connect folks with the best possible fit for them, whether that is inside of or outside our practice.  Please note, though we pride ourselves on building strong connections with other therapists who uphold a high standard for care, we can not be held liable for the care received at any other practice.

 

If it is mutually decided between you and Sage that you or your loved one’s needs could be met at our practice, the next step would be to access the client portal, where you would be able to review and electronically sign all paperwork within the intake packet, including your holistic wellness questionnaire, which will offer you the opportunity to provide (with as much detail or brevity as feels right for you), everything that you think would be helpful for your new support team to know about who you are, where you've been, and where you wish to go.  We ask that all incoming clients please sign all consent forms prior to the first appointment.  

 

The next step would be to schedule and attend  your Intake and Wellness Planning Session with Sage, during which you would explore in greater depth that which you are hoping to journey through and beyond in therapy.  Your learning style will also be explored during the intake session in a way that explores both how you best learn new concepts, theories and techniques, as well as how and in what ways you prefer to be supported, that is, through a gentle and nurturing, or more direct approach, etc.  We know that therapy is far from one size fits all, and this intake process is one piece of the ways in which we truly strive to custom tailor your therapy experience to that which you, as a unique individual, are most in need of and craving.  Together, with Sage, you will journey through your story and map out your goals for where you want to go and how you want to begin living.  Following this intake appointment with Sage, you would then be connected with your clinician to begin your therapeutic journey.  

WITH WHAT FREQUENCY AND FOR WHAT DURATION DO CLIENTS TYPICALLY ATTEND THERAPY?

While it is not possible for a psychotherapist to know in advance (when beginning treatment with a client), how many psychotherapy sessions may be necessary or appropriate for a given person (as the process of psychotherapy and that which is clinically appropriate in terms of frequency and duration of therapy unfolds over time), clinically appropriate session frequency and duration of treatment will be continually assessed collaboratively between you and your therapist, taking into account each of the following: 

 

  • Your specific therapeutic needs and preferences

  • The type of services you are seeking (i.e., treatment of a specific problem, vs. ongoing supportive care)

  • Your treatment goals, which you will decide upon collaboratively with your therapist

  • Your diagnostic presentation and the ways in which that may evolve over time

  • The progress you make in therapy

  • Your assessed clinical readiness to titrate down to less frequent appointments to be followed by eventually discharging from services

 

It is our typical process to intake incoming clients at a session frequency of once a week on a recurring appointment schedule that remains the same from week to week, as we’ve found that reserving the same time each week on both the clinician’s calendar and on the client’s calendar is the only way to ensure that the client and clinician’s schedules consistently align in a way that ensures that the client’s clinically-appropriate level of care is being met at the therapeutically-appropriate rate of frequency as jointly determined by the client and clinician.  In some instances, a client may begin with meeting twice a week or for an extended weekly session if the level of need is high enough to necessitate that as a therapeutically appropriate frequency.   

 

We encourage ongoing conversations between therapist and client to collaboratively determine clinically-appropriate timing for titrating down frequency of appointments.  It is always encouraged for the timeline of titration in frequency of appointments to be a discussion between therapist and client, and ideally something that is processed in session if at all possible.  In the therapeutically best case scenario, it is discussed over one or more sessions before the move takes place, so that the treatment plan can be updated to include additional self-led therapeutic supports to be completed by the client during the weeks in which they are not meeting with their clinician.  When titration of less frequent appointments does take place, every appointment is still scheduled on a recurring appointment schedule.

 

Further, in some instances, life and/or therapeutic circumstances may warrant a period of time in which an increase in session frequency becomes clinically imperative.  Any such decision would be based on presenting clinical level of need and would be discussed between you and your therapist.  

 

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?

Sage and Beth both work with self-pay clients who opt not to use insurance as a means of paying for psychotherapy.  Our reasons for this are psychotherapeutic in nature and multifold.  We understand that you may have questions around this decision, and we would be happy to answer any questions around this decision during the initial Connection and Clarity Call.  

We understand that self-pay is not a fit for everyone.  If you are seeking to utilize insurance benefits, there are several therapist search engines that allow you to search by insurance, as well as sliding fee/low-cost options:

  • Therapy Den - allows for searching by therapy type, specialty areas, insurance, price range, treatment techniques, as well as other filter options: https://www.therapyden.com/

  • Inclusive Therapists - allows for searching by therapy type, insurance, sliding scale options, focus, therapeutic approach, cultural knowledge, spiritual knowledge and therapist identity, as well as other filter options: https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/

  • Open Path Collaborative - Reduced-fee therapy ($30-$60 a session for individual therapy & $30-$80 for couples & family therapy) - Open Path works specifically with folks who cannot afford market rates for therapy and who are uninsured or underinsured:  https://openpathcollective.org/

WHAT IS YOUR FEE?

There is no fee for the complimentary Connection and Clarity call with Sage, which is the first step for all clients.  This call typically lasts 15 minutes.  The fee for the 75-minute Intake and Wellness Planning session with Sage, which is the next step for all clients, is $250.   

Following the Intake and Wellness Planning session, the client would continue forward with their long-term therapist. Beth’s fee for a typical 50-minute session is $150.  Sage's fee for a 50-minute session is $175.  Most clients begin by meeting on a weekly basis.  Payment is always due at the time of service.  Beth does not participate with insurance neither in-network nor out-of-network.  

We do offer a financial support program which aims to make therapy through our practice accessible by reserving a limited number of adjusted-rate slots for incoming individuals and families for whom the cost of therapy with our practice would otherwise be prohibitive. Please note, this program is not meant to be utilized as a means of receiving a discount for clients who have the means to adjust their budget to include the cost of private-pay therapy services but, rather, is truly meant to help make therapy through our practice accessible for those who are markedly under-resourced financially. Enrolling in the program includes completion of a questionnaire to verify financial need.  

 

As of February 11th, 2022, all adjusted-rate slots within the financial support program are currently full.  This page will be updated when new openings within the financial support program become available. 

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