Are you feeling depressed? Overwhelmed with life? Stuck? Do you feel like you aren't getting enough out of life? These are all common things we can go through.
Life is hard sometimes.
I want to congratulate you on even beginning the search for a therapist. Whether you have been to therapy before or not, it takes courage to admit you want help searching for fulfillment and understanding in life.
Therapy does not have to be a scary thing. I believe we all need therapy at times in our lives. Therapy can help us become more self aware and lead us to a better understanding of who we are and what we need.
Therapy can be an amazing tool. Where else can you express your worries, fears, thoughts and feelings without being judged? Where else can you go and feel 100% accepted? Therapy is not a place to get advice, but a place to explore yourself and have someone walking beside you as you do.
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The No Surprises Act went into effect January 1, 2022 with the goal of protecting patients from unexpected bills for healthcare services. Many of its provisions do not apply directly to mental health providers. However, I am required by law to give self-pay patients a Good Faith Estimate of costs for services.
If you are billed for more than this Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill. You may contact me to let me know you were billed higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill. There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on the Good Faith Estimate. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider, you will have to pay the higher amount. To learn more and get a form to start the process, go to www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.
No Surprises Act
I look at every client differently. You are unique and have different needs than other people. In our work together, we may delve into your past, look at the present as well as prepare for the future. I'm eclectic when it comes to approach. I utilize different approaches including but not limited to Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Solution Focused. Ultimately, I'm here for you and together we can find something that works for you!
I'm not originally from Pittsburgh, I grew up in Virginia. I went to the University of Rochester for undergrad where I studied Psychology and American Sign Language. I lived all over the United States working in various capacities with families, couples, children and adults. I moved to Pittsburgh for graduate school and decided to stay after I graduated. I attended Duquesne University for my Master's program in Marriage and Family Counseling. I have been in the field for more than 8 years.
Katie Matthews, MSEd, NCC, LPC
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Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.
Sharon L. Adler