What insurances do you accept?
We accept Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, Icare, Anthem, WEA, United Health Care, Aetna, WPS, Trilogy, CCHP, Common Ground, Molina, Cenpatico, Humana, Health EOS, MHS, Multiplan, PHCS, EAPs, and many others. You can call our office manager at 414-962-6764 or check with your insurance company to find out if we are in your insurance network.
What can I expect at my first session?
Your first session is primarily a time of assessment in order to help you identify your concerns and begin formulating a treatment plan to address those concerns. The office manager will also ask you to sign forms related to providing your consent for treatment and will make a copy of your insurance card.
What is mental health therapy?
A therapy session typically lasts 45-50 minutes and provides an opportunity for you to meet one-to-one with a masters-level or doctoral-level therapist. At the first session the therapist will gather information about what your concerns are and get to know you. You and your therapist will work together to determine what your goals are (i.e. I want to feel less anxious) and put together a plan to work toward those goals.
What if I'm not sure I need therapy?
Our providers can meet with you to discus whatever challenges you might be facing to help you determine if therapy will be a good fit for you. Even if you have never had a mental health concern, you may find therapy useful in helping you feel less "stuck," finding ways to overcoming barriers to change, or getting a better understanding of yourself.
What is a psychological assessment?
A psychological assessment is different from therapy. During an assessment, the psychologist will gather information in a clinical interview, will administer selected psychological instruments, and gather information from collateral sources to answer the referral question. It may last several hours, and at the end a written report is provided to the referral source with diagnostic impressions and recommendations. Sometimes therapists, schools, physicians, or attorneys will request a psychological assessment to help with differential diagnosis and recommendations.
How will I know if my insurance will cover services at North Shore Psychotherapy Associates?
NSPA will call your insurance company and ask for benefits. We ask that you do the same. Please know your plan including your deductible, copay and coinsurance.