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Things You Should Ask Yourself
What are you struggling with at this time?
What are your expectations?
What are you hoping to gain?
Are you willing to open up and consider making changes in your life?.
Do you have time in your schedule to meet consistently?
What Is Therapy Like?
My style is collaborative and conversational. I want to hear your story as I believe there is healing in one's narrative. Sometimes therapy is the only place where one's story gets told. Who you are, where you come from is important to me.
At times, therapeutic modalities might be utilized but the actual healing occurs within the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist.
You are always in control, and because of that, therapy is interactive and requires your commitment to show up and to change.
How Much Does Therapy Cost?
My intake fee is $125 - these sessions typically last between 60-75 minutes.
60 minute session - $100
45 minute session - $75
I accept cash, check, credit cards, debit cards as well as HSA and FSA cards.
Can I Use My Insurance?
I accept BCBS, Aetna. and UHC. Please know that all insurance companies require a diagnosis for reimbursement and, although they might say there are no limits to the amount of sessions you attend, there is a need to justify the medical necessity.
I also accept Lyra and PSCS. I am credentialed with MDLive.
I am a vendor for Maricopa County's Victim of Compensation Act (VOCA). If you are a victim of a crime and are seeking counseling please click on this link.
Please call your insurance company to verify that I am credentialed with them. You will also want to ask these questions:
Do I have behavioral health coverage?
Is Laura Schulz, LPC credentialed with my particular plan?
Laura Schulz only sees clients virtually, does my plan cover telehealth?
Do I have a deductible I have to meet? If yes, how much is it? If no, do I have a copay?
Is there a limit to the number of sessions per year my plan covers?
Do I need prior approval from my primary care physician?
If I am not credentialed with your insurance company, I am considered Out of Network (OON) and am happy to provide a superbill that you can submit for possible reimbursement.
Privacy and Confidentiality
Your privacy is important to me, and you can trust that our sessions, as well as any of your personal information, is always held in the strictest of confidence. Additionally, anything you transmit over our website is highly secure, and stored data is HIPAA-compliant.
Confidential information disclosed in private therapy sessions is legally protected. However, there are some exceptions to this, including instances of suspected child or elder abuse, or when a client presents a serious danger of violence toward himself or herself or another person. If you’d like to learn more about our ethical standards and privileged communication exceptions, our office can provide additional information.