Frequently Asked Questions
Do you work with insurance?
Each clinician determines for themselves whether or not they will work with insurance.
Alyssa Williamson is out of network, and only offers in Network Services through Headway for clients in the Type 1 Recovery Program through Oscar, United, BCBS, Aetna, and Cigna.
Elizabeth Dodson is in network with Aetna and United.
Jennifer Milligan is in network with United, BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, and Oscar Health.
Desiree Tennison, Brenna Gaul, and Brandy Walker are all out of network and office incomes based sliding scale on a limited basis.
What should I expect in my first session?
If you've never been to therapy before, welcome! Although being nervous before your first session is totally normal, be assured that it's much easier than you think. Your therapist will get to know you, the history of the issues you want to address, work with you to identify what you want to get out of therapy, and recommend a treatment plan to help you reach your goals.
What if my child needs a higher level of care?
One of the first things our team assesses for, is what level of care will meet you or your child's needs. We will help you with referrals if a higher level of care is needed.
What if my child is refusing to go to therapy?
Our team is highly specialized in treating teens who are highly traumatized or have severe eating disorders. It is normal for teens, especially if treatment was not their idea, to need several sessions to get comfortable. Our offices are full of board games, coloring books, fidget toys, and other tools to help adolescents get settled. We suggest requiring that your child attend counseling if they are struggling, but giving them as much choice as possible in the process. For instance, your child may want to have a say in which therapist they see. We're happy to help them find the right fit, and help them get comfortable once they're here.