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Kristen L. Birkland LMFT

FAQ: Welcome


How long does each therapy session take?

Each therapy appointment is 50 minutes.  However there are times where I recommend at 90 minute session depending on your needs.

Do you take insurance?

I am an out of network provider.  I expect payment at time of service.  I can provide an invoice with all the appropriate information for you to submit to your insurance company.  Please contact your insurance company to inquire about your out of network benefits.

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

No, I don't offer sliding scale rates.

What should I expect from the first session with you? 

I am trained as a systems therapist therefore would like to see as many parts of the system as I can.  If you are coming in as a couple I will see both of you.  If you are coming in as a family you and I will discuss by phone what parties should be present the first session.  The first 1-3 sessions are considered the assessment phase of therapy where I will be gathering information.  I look at the therapy process as collaborative so invite any questions you have throughout the process.

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