Match: The quality of your relationship with your therapist matters a lot. Rather than being restricted to therapists in their network, some clients decide to prioritize finding the best match possible. It is not uncommon that clients call us when they have repeatedly tried seeing therapists within their network and have not found the right match.
Specialists: People are looking for a therapist with a unique skill set (e.g., couple or adolescent therapy, EMDR, IFS, etc.) or an exceptionally high level of clinical training.
Availability: It sometimes can be difficult to find a therapist who is in-network and accepting new clients.
Privacy: They value their confidentiality and privacy and do not want insurance companies to have access to their therapy records.
Control: They want control over the course of their therapy so that they can work with their therapist to determine the length of the therapy and not have sessions abruptly terminated by their insurer.
Health Benefits: They want to use their flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA) accounts, or they have excellent out-of-network insurance benefits for mental health that they want to use.