Services

We provide psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, 18 years-old and older.  The services we provide at Self Design are:

• individual
• couples
• family therapy

Fees

We are in-network for those who carry Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) PPO and we will bill at the contracted rate. We are out-of-network for all other insurances but can bill some insurance companies directly, if you have out-of-network benefits. Otherwise we will provide a receipt at the time of the service, that you can turn into your insurance company for reimbursement.

You will need to call your insurance provider and find out:  1) your outpatient mental health benefits, 2) if your plan offers out-of-network reimbursement if you do not have BCBS PPO and 3) if reimbursement is before or after you meet your deductible.

Fees for those who have out-of-network insurance or are paying out of pocket:

• 1 hour assessment is $150.00
• 1 hour session is $150.00
• 45 minute session is $130.00

Treatment Approaches

Our Self Design staff offer a variety of treatment approaches that include: skills development using ACT, DBT and CBT as well as deeper emotional work using a psychodynamic approach.  Our goal is to support you in developing better coping skills while you explore who you are and what makes you, you.  Then you will be able to move your life in a new direction.

Improve your coping skills using behavioral treatment approaches.
In order to improve your coping strategies, we can provide Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) exercises to work on inside and outside of sessions.  These exercises will help you work through conflicting feelings, understand your thought patterns more clearly as well as communicate your needs more effectively.  In addition, they will help you explore what is important to you and evaluate if you are living your life consistently with those values.  Some people need to feel active or desire more structure in their treatment, so homework might be assigned to meet those needs; homework that fits the issues you want to tackle.

What is a Psychodynamic treatment approach?
Psychodynamic treatment is about exploring your past and understanding how it impacts your present and future.   We will help you find your authentic self by looking at how you came to be the person you are today and where you may have lost your true self along the way.

Trust does not come easily to most people.  Get the validation you need.
Developing a good relationship with your therapist is an essential beginning to this process.  We understand it is not easy to trust and feel vulnerable with a new person.   A positive therapeutic relationship is about feeling understood and heard by your therapist.  We appreciate the necessity of feeling validated in all your pursuits, past and present.  It gives you the strength to make changes in your life and take risks in order to move forward.