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Frequently Asked Questions

When are appointments available?
 
Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
 
When appropriate, counseling services are also available via Skype.

Please print and fill out the following form prior to your first visit:

INTAKE FORM & CONSENT FOR TREATMENT


What are your rates?

Individual Counseling:  $125 / Session
Couples Counseling:  $150 / Session


What forms of payment do you accept?
 
Payment is made at the time of service and payable with cash, check or major credit card.
 
I am considered out of network for insurance purposes. However, most insurance companies will cover mental health services on an out-of-network basis and will reimburse clients for a percentage of the session fees. I am happy to provide you with a monthly statement of services provided and fees paid, which you may then submit to your health insurance plan for reimbursement. Since coverage varies between insurance plans, please check with your insurance company to verify your benefit information prior to your initial session.

Please note, when using insurance all diagnoses become part of your permanent medical record. For this reason, some clients prefer to remain self-pay.


What is your cancellation policy?
 
Cancellation of an appointment requires 24-hour advanced notice. Otherwise, the client will be charged for the full cost of the missed session.


How long will therapy take?
 
Typically, therapy takes place in weekly sessions, which last about 50 minutes each. Depending on your primary issues and treatment goals, we may decide that fewer or more frequent sessions would be best.
 

Why should I come to therapy?
 
Therapy provides insight, support and new strategies for many types of issues and is right for anyone who is interested in improving their life by working toward positive change.
 

What will we do in therapy?
 
While in a caring and supportive environment, the process of therapy involves discussing the reasons you are seeking therapy, exploring relevant history, setting goals for positive change and utilizing helpful resources in order to reach your goals.
 

Are our discussions confidential?
 
All information disclosed within sessions is confidential and may not be revealed without prior written permission from the client, except where disclosure is required by law. Exceptions to confidentiality required by law include:
 
  • Reasonable suspicion of child, dependent or elder abuse or neglect.
  • Expressed intent to harm yourself or another person.
 
Nicole Leitner, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Experienced Counselor for
Women's Issues and Eating Disorders

Leitner Counseling
950 Echo Lane, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77024
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CALL TODAY: 713.859.2878
Skype Counseling Available