Frequently Asked Questions About Walk and Talk:
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING MY FIRST SESSION?
Your initial assessment will take place in our office located at 2335 Pansy Street. You will be complete initial paperwork prior to your appointment. During your initial appointment the therapist will conduct an assessment and go over the Walk and Talk liability waiver. She will answer any questions you have, and you will collaboratively develop a treatment plan. You and your therapist will determine the best locations and times for your next appointments.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Sessions are typically between 50-60 minutes in length.
WHEN DO WALK AND TALK SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
Walk and Talk sessions are provided M-F, starting as early as 7:00 a.m. and may vary depending on the weather and daylight.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE FOR WALK AND TALK THERAPY?
Insurance does not cover offsite walk and talk therapy, but will cover sessions that start and end at the office location. There are several quiet neighborhood walking routes available from the Pansy Street location. Clients who wish to use a local trail or greenway are encouraged to self-pay with a 20% discounted rate for walk and talk sessions!
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF PRIVATE PAY VS FILING INSURANCE FOR THERAPY?
This is a complex question for both clients and therapists. On one hand, therapists are happy to work with insurance companies in order to help clients access and afford mental health care; however, use of insurance also roots therapy firmly into a medical model in which an official diagnosis is required. Private pay frees both the therapist and client to focus on wellness, rather than illness.
I HAVE LIMITED MOBILITY. IS WALK AND TALK THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?
Walk and Talk Therapy is beneficial across the lifespan. I will meet you at your current fitness and ability level. You will set the pace and the distance, and I will ensure your safety and comfort in the outdoor environment.
CAN I BRING MY PARTNER, CHILD, SUPPORT ANIMAL?
Clients are welcome to bring their partner if it would be beneficial for accomplishing goals of treatment. Support animals are always welcome on walks. Non-support animals are welcome as long as it is not a distraction to the process. Children are welcome if this is not a distraction to the process AND if content discussed is appropriate for little ears, ie career coaching vs trauma.
WHAT ABOUT INCLEMENT WEATHER?
We can use a local gym as a walking track if there is a concern about weather.