Got questions about therapy? We’ve got answers.
Your therapist will meet you exactly where you are as they get to know you and start to understand what brings you to therapy. You and your therapist will work together to determine what therapeutic modalities will help you achieve the outcome you want. Depending on your unique needs and goals, your therapist will employ various techniques and tools during your sessions. Sometimes this may feel more like traditional talk therapy and other times your therapist might do specific exercises with you to facilitate deep mental and emotional shifts. You may leave sessions with book or podcast suggestions, therapeutic tools, or practices to integrate between sessions.
If you’re unsure whether or not you want or need medication, we encourage you to meet with your therapist a few times in order to get a proper diagnosis, understand what you’re experiencing, and see how you’re feeling. If medication is needed, we work closely with many wonderful psychiatrists and can help you navigate that path.
We are considered “out of network” with insurance. What that means is that your insurance provider may reimburse anywhere from 0-80% of your session cost. Every insurance policy is different, so we encourage you to reach out to your provider to find out how much of your session cost they will (or won’t) cover. We can provide you with an itemized receipt or “superbill” to submit to your carrier for potential reimbursement.
Our therapists’ rates range from $145 to $185 per 50-minute session, due at time of service. Each of our therapists offers a limited number of “sliding scale” spaces to people in financial need. Please reach out if you’re interested in joining our waitlist for a sliding scale position. We also have several low-cost resources listed HERE.
How long you attend therapy depends on your unique situation. Some clients are seeking coping skills and techniques to get through a specific situation and may attend therapy for just a few weeks or months. Other clients find that to achieve deep change and healing in their lives, they want to continue meeting with a therapist for several years. Whatever the case, we’re with you every step of the way.
When first starting therapy, it’s best to come in weekly as you begin to form a relationship with your therapist and start working towards your desired outcome. Once you feel you’ve reached a maintenance stage, it’s typical to move to every other week and then monthly as you and your therapist see fit.
We work with people both in person and online, using a HIPAA-compliant platform for our virtual sessions. While we find that online therapy is generally just as effective as in-person sessions, sometimes nothing can replace being in the therapy room together. Schedule a free consultation and we can discuss whether online therapy is right for you.
Check out our glossary for a description of all the tools we use to help you feel better.
YOUR RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS AGAINST SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS
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When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.
Here We Go Therapy is an out-of-network outpatient facility and therefore does not provide in-network services or bill for costs that are not agreed upon in the client contract. All clients of Here We Go Therapy are responsible for the full cost of their sessions at the time of service. Any insurance billing is up to the client and is paid directly to the client.
What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)?
When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network.
“Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.
“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care - like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.
YOU ARE PROTECTED FROM BALANCE BILLING FOR:
If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you’re in stable condition unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post-stabilization services.
Certain services at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center
When you get services from an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, certain providers there may be out-of-network. In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. These providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections not to be balance billed.
If you get other services at these in-network facilities, out-of-network providers can’t balance bill you unless you give written consent and give up your protections.
You’re never required to give up your protection from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network.
When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections:
You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will pay out-of-network providers and facilities directly.
Your health plan generally must:
Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (prior authorization).
Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers.
Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits.
Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit.
If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact: Georgia Secretary of State at https://sos.ga.gov/
Visit https://www.cms.gov/files/document/model-disclosure-notice-patient-protections-against-surprise-billing-providers-facilities-health.pdf for more information about your rights under Federal law.
Resources for Self-Empowerment
We believe therapy is an essential part of the healing journey — but it shouldn’t be the only tool in your toolbox. Learning about the human experience and doing your own self-work are also powerful ways to enrich this process.
Check out our our favorite books, podcasts, and websites for a healthier mind.
- The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations for Codependents
- Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
- Alan Robarge / Attachment Trauma Therapist
- Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed
- Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up
- The Intimacy Factor: The Ground Rules for Overcoming the Obstacles to Truth, Respect, and Lasting Love
- Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies
- Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Commitment
- The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
- Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love
- Hold Me Tight
OCD & Anxiety
- An End to Panic: Breakthrough Techniques for Overcoming Panic Disorder
- Rewind Replay Repeat: A Memoir of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Standing Up to OCD Workbook For Kids: 40 Activities to Help Children Stop Unwanted Thoughts, Control Compulsive Behaviors, and Overcome Anxiety
- Everyday Mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully
- Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty
- Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions
- Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD
- Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior
- Is Fred in the Refrigerator?: Taming OCD and Reclaiming My Life
- The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD: A Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Trauma & Difficult Childhood Experiences
- The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents
- Adult Children of Alcoholics
- Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused As Children
- Healing the Shame that Binds You
- Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
- The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook -- What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
- It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle
- Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship
- Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy
- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
- No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model
- 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions: Activities, Exercises and Assignments to Move the Client and Therapy Forward
Meditation, Spirituality & Self Discovery
- Daily Stoic
- Drop in mediation class from UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (FREE!)
- The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have
- Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body
- Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha
- The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
- Man's Search for Meaning
- Vagus Nerve Yoga - Free guided yoga classes by Arielle Schwartz
Depression, Discontent & Getting Out Of A Rut
- I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
- Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
- When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
- The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
- The Artist's Way
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
- The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
- Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
- The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACT
- Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Nerding Out On Psychology
- The Development of the Unconscious Mind
- On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy
- When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection
- Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma
- Rebuilding Shattered Lives: Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders
- The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment
Low Cost Therapy & Emergency Resources
If you need help immediately or you are finding cost to be a barrier to getting the help you need, please check out the resources below.
24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth
Low Cost Therapy Providers in Atlanta:
- Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
- Richmont Trauma Center
- Jewish Family & Career Services
- Metropolitan Counseling Services
- Emory Outpatient Psychotherapy Training Program
- Emory University Psychological Center
- Georgia Community Mental Health Service Boards
- Mercer Family Therapy Center
- Georgia State University Psychology Clinic
Want to know a little more about what all those words and acronyms mean? Here’s the stuff we use to help our clients make real change:
Early attachment experiences with our primary caregivers shape the adults that we become. The goals of attachment-based psychotherapy are to address the limiting effects of negative early attachment experiences, strengthen the capacity for secure relationships and improve the way we are able to interact with the world.
An evidence based treatment that emphasizes helping individuals learn to be their own therapists. Clients are helped to develop coping skills and new ways of understanding their own experience in order to change thinking, problematic emotions and behavior.
A type of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses research-backed strategies to regulate emotions, tolerate distress and build stronger interpersonal relationships
A method and practice of bringing attention to your thoughts and to the present moment to help you manage negative thought patterns and uncomfortable experiences
These approaches help us understand that behaviors are manifestations of our internal nervous systems taking actions in the service of survival. Using tools to rewire the autonomic nervous system we are able to rewire flight, fight and freeze responses. We also incorporate Somatic Experiencing which also aims to assess blocks within a person’s nervous system and facilitate movement and healing.
Rather than viewing people as inherently flawed, with problematic behaviors and thoughts that require treatment, person-centered therapy identifies that each person has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change.
A form of cognitive behavioral therapy that specifically targets the destructive effects of early trauma.
This term describes a broad range of action based techniques used to change maladaptive behaviors. The goal is to reinforce desirable behaviors and eliminate unwanted ones.
These modalities use expressive and experiential tools, like hypnotherapy, breathing, movement, and imagery to create shifts in your mind and behavior by accessing subconscious and stored thought patterns and beliefs.
The ‘gold standard’ treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or any related anxiety disorder involving overcoming fears, gaining corrective information and retraining the brain to relate differently to urges and triggers.
This modality accesses the traumatic memory network to form new associations between traumatic memories and more adaptive memories or information. These new associations are thought to result in complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of cognitive insights
This modality focuses on the psychological roots of emotional suffering. Its hallmarks are self-reflection and self-examination, and the use of the relationship between therapist and client as a window into problematic relationship patterns in the client’s life. Its goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptoms but to help people lead healthier lives.
This behavioral intervention encourages use of values, acceptance and mindfulness to engage with painful emotions in a new way in order to build life enhancing patterns of behavior.
This modality incorporates the principles of EMDR therapy as well as attachment and somatic theories.
An approach that combines systems thinking with the view that the mind is made up of relatively discrete subpersonalities, each with its own unique viewpoint and qualities. IFS uses family systems theory to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized.
A method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes.
This modality is primarily used with couples and families and focuses on each partner’s emotional experiences within the relationship to strengthen bonding and understanding and facilitate healing.
The goals of this approach to couples therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the relationship.
Meditation is a mental exercise that involves relaxation, focus, and awareness. Meditation is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body. The practice is usually done individually, in a still seated position, and with eyes closed.