I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 47022). In order for a psychotherapist to be licensed, a candidate must finish a Masters degree in an accredited program and complete 3,000 hours of counseling experience under the supervision of a licensed professional. They then apply to take two licensure exams and must pass them both. It is a rigorous process, and generally takes many years to finish.
Though I work with clients on many types of issues, my areas of focus are:
- family of origin issues
- grief counseling
- past physical, sexual, or emotional abuse
- life transitions (leaving home, getting married, having children, retirement, etc.)
- Parenting concerns
- women's issues
My clientele include young adults, individuals of all ages and premarital couples. I've worked extensively with childen and teenagers.
My fee is $200 per session. A session lasts 50 minutes for adults, and 35-45 minutes for children depending on their age. I accept cash, checks, or major credit cards. Checks should be made payable to Amy Sargent, LMFT. I require 48 hours advance notice for any changes or cancellation of appointments.
I do not currently accept insurance, however I will provide a form that gives your insurance company all the information it should need to reimburse you.
As of 1/1/2022 health care providers are required under the "No Surprises Act" to give "Good Faith Estimates" to clients for expected costs for medical expenses should you request one. Since at the outset of therapy the length of time and amount of sessions is uncertain, and the client is always in control of how many sessions they would like to schedule, my estimate would simply be a year (48 weeks due to vacations or scheduling conflicts) times the session fee. I'm upfront about my session fees with no hidden costs involved, so you shouldn't have any billing surprises or issues during our work together.
An initial appointment is scheduled to see if we could work well together. If so, we will select a weekly standing appointment time. Currently my availability is limited; please contact me if you would like to make an appointment. Because of the nature of my work I don't have immediate access to voicemail or e-mail but generally check for messages at least once a day.