What can I expect from my first session?
After you book a first appointment with us, you will receive intake paperwork and a document on our practice policies via email. It is important that you complete the intake paperwork before our first appointment, which will be different from the rest of the sessions: its focus will be on gathering the history of your main concerns.
This means that during first session the goal is getting to know you. At this time, we will have a conversation about your main concerns that you would like to work on. We will also gather other related information on your concerns, your relationships, and your medical history. Every person is unique, so this information is essential for supporting you in creating a tailored treatment plan based on your goals.
After the initial appointment, we will usually meet at least once a week for the first three months. After you have reached your initial goals, we will reduce the frequency of the sessions to every other week, and toward the end of treatment, we will move to monthly meetings. Throughout the course of treatment, we will continue to assess your improvement to make sure we are taking the right approach for your condition.
How many counseling sessions will I need?
Although it is normal and natural to be curious about the expected duration of treatment, we cannot answer this question accurately before the initial intake work is complete. Many factors, such as acuity of your main concerns, their time of onset, your degree of motivation, and other co-occurring disorders, play an important role in the duration of your treatment.
Though our clinicians are capable of providing in-depth, general therapeutic work, many clients come to us to work on a specific issue. Research has shown that uncomplicated mild-to-moderate psychological distress can often be treated in 10 to 20 sessions. Please consult with your therapist if you need more information on this.
How do I know whether you’re the right therapist for me?
We pride ourselves on helping you reach your goals. In an effort to serve our community better, we have compiled a list of competent therapists who work in the area who have various areas of expertise. Please contact us if you need a community referral.
How much do you charge?
The fee for a session with Dr. Nazanin Moali is $250. All appointments are for 50 min. Our counseling is an exclusive service that is only offered to a limited number of individuals, we do not offer a sliding scale or discounts.
Two other highly skilled therapists also practice as affiliates to Oasis2Care. Their fees range from $135 to $185. Contact us to discuss whether either of them would be a good fit for your needs and schedule.
Do you accept insurance?
We are an out-of-network provider for all insurance plans. This means that you are responsible for your fee at the time of the appointment. Depending on your plan, however, a certain percentage of the fee may be reimbursed to you by your insurance company. We would be happy to provide you with a form you can send to your insurance to request reimbursement.
If you are not certain of the details of your plan, call your insurance company to learn more about your out-of-network benefits. If you have out-of-network mental health benefits and decide to request reimbursement, our invoice has all the information you would need for this purpose.
Why are you not in network with my insurance?
For you to access your insurance benefits, your insurance company requires your therapist to provide a diagnosis of mental illness that will remain in your medical record for years. Such a diagnosis might lead to problems obtaining insurance from a different company in the future, and in some cases it might even have possible negative consequences in legal proceedings. It could also cause issues with obtaining certain types of employment.
I treat the entire person in my practice, not only their diseases and symptoms. For that reason, I would like to avoid burdening my clients, as far as possible, with the record of a diagnosis of a mental illness. Although some clients do come to me in distress, I do not think it is always helpful to label them with a diagnosis. Because I am not contracted with any insurance provider, my medical notes contain only the minimum essential information to provide you with the best care. I highly value the protection of my clients’ confidentiality from anyone, including insurance billers and auditors.
I am ready to begin! How can I book an appointment?
Feel free to contact with any further questions about therapy, the therapy process, or our work.