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Phone: (702) 339-5663

Melissa Danielson
9480 S. Eastern Avenue
Suite 258
Henderson , NV 89123

Melissa@DanielsonTherapy.com


Hours of operation:

Monday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 4 PM

Other days and
times are available.


      

 
 
 
 

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 



 
 

What happens at the first appointment?

Please print the initial intake form off this website and bring it to your first session. Please arrive fifteen minutes early if you need to fill out the standard forms because you do not have access to a printer. These forms not only clarify details about my services and confidentiality, but they also provide you with an opportunity to tell me important information about yourself. During our first meeting, we will explore your reasons for coming to therapy, generate some realistic goals and establish a clear agreement regarding fees. By the end of this session we should have a good sense of our ability to work together.
 
What can I expect during therapy?

During the first few sessions I will get a better understanding of who you are, what you would like to change, and how you best resolve problems. Together we will identify clear goals for therapy and a plan for achieving those goals. (Parents: if you are bringing your child in for therapy, plan to be in the room for the entire first session. You have a lot of important information to share and usually children are more comfortable having you there for the first session.)

The middle stage of therapy is where a lot of the work happens. I assign homework almost every week (don't worry--I promise it's not too hard!). It's important to focus on your goals during the week and homework gives you a chance to put change into practice. Sometimes during this phase you will be excited about therapy and really look forward to coming. Sometimes it will be difficult and you might even dread coming as we will be working through uncomfortable topics or feelings. I will do my best to make therapy a worthwhile process, so that any discomfort you feel is only for the gain of healthy change.

The final stage of therapy is when you find you are ready to stop coming. This is usually a very happy and somewhat scary time. We will work together to end therapy in the way that suits you best. Usually people like to go from weekly sessions to every other week, to monthly check-ins. Whatever you choose, be assured that you will be properly prepared to end therapy. Also, you are always welcome to come back if you like.

How often and how long will I be in therapy?

Most people find that when starting therapy, weekly sessions are the most helpful. Some people find they need more, and come twice a week. Some people find they do well coming every other week. We will tailor your sessions to your individual needs.

Some people come in for only two or three sessions, and some people stay in therapy for a very long time. Whatever the problem, know that you can take as much or as little time as you need. I will be realistic with you about what we can accomplish, but the time is yours, and you are the person who knows your needs best.

If you have any questions about what to expect from therapy, please feel free to call me at (702) 339-5663 or e-mail me at
Melissa@DanielsonTherapy.com

Is therapy confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are a number of exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include:
 

Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. The therapist must   notify the police and inform the intended victim.

If a client intends to harm himself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist the client’s cooperation in insuring his safety. If the client does not cooperate, further measures may be taken without his permission in order to ensure his safety.


What is the fee for therapy?

Finding a licensed therapist that you work well with can be a trying experience. And sometimes, the therapist you think is best for you is not on your insurance plan. Now you have some decisions to make: Do you shop for a therapist through your insurance and hope you find a good fit quickly and then only pay your co-pay for each session? Or do you choose Fee for Service therapy and pay out of pocket a set fee for each session?

For some people, the freedom to choose any therapist, the no limit policy on the number of sessions, and the added confidentiality from paying out of pocket (no forms or reports sent to insurance agencies) is worth the out of pocket expense. For others, the session fees just don’t fit into their budget. This is where a little research can save you a lot of time and money.

Most insurance plans will reimburse their clients a percentage of out-of-pocket expenses. Some reimburse up to 80%. If you have a $30 co-pay, it would cost you the same amount to see a therapist that charges $150 a session if you’re being reimbursed at 80% as it would to see an in-network provider and pay the co-pay. You can call your insurance company and ask what the policy is for seeing out-of-network providers. And fee-for-service therapists may have more time for their clients since they spend less time on the paperwork involved in insurance billing. There are many options available to you when seeking a good therapist. Good luck!

What are your business hours?

Monday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Other days and times are available.

How do sessions with you work and how much do they cost?

The first session is the evaluation/intake which costs $150 and is between 45-50 minutes. Each subsequent session lasts 45 minutes. A discounted rate of $125 per session is given when paying in cash. EMDR sessions cost $150 per 45 minutes, $200 per 75 minutes, and $250 per 90 minutes. I accept payment by cash, checks, credit cards, and debit cards.

 What is your cancellation policy?

A 24 hour notice is required for cancellations or rescheduling. The full fee is charged for cancellations made less than 24 hours before an appointment and for missed appointments without notice.

Do you accept insurance?

I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and Value Options insurance. I am happy to provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance agency for reimbursement or use for a tax write off if I am not on your insurance plan. Since you are not accessing your insurance, your information is completely confidential.

When your insurance company is involved they have information such as your diagnosis and treatment plan which can affect your getting insurance in the future. Also, by not using insurance, you decide how many sessions you want and when to schedule them.