Frequently Asked Questions

What happens next?

Please call the office or email to schedule an initial visit. If you are planning to bring your child in for therapy, the first session is for parents only so that you have the opportunity to meet your therapist and ascertain whether or not he/she is a good fit for your family. Once scheduled, please complete the appropriate forms prior to initial session.

How often are sessions scheduled?

Although once a week is preferable in the beginning, we will work together to find a schedule that best meets your needs as well as your child’s needs.

What about absences from school?

Your therapist will provide you with a note so your child will have an excused absence.

How long will therapy take place?

While this is a great question, it is also very difficult to answer. Once the process is underway, we can make an educated estimate for you.

How do we explain this to our child?

For little ones, it is simplest to tell them they will be going to have playtime with the counselor. If your child is a bit older and/or inquisitive you may explain that we are “feelings doctors” who can help them make sense of things that are difficult or confusing.

Do you accept my insurance?

Please call the office or preferred therapist for details. Some of our therapists are in the BCBS, Aetna.  We will provide you with all necessary paperwork for you to file with your provider if we are out of network.  You may check to see if you have out of  network coverage.  Most insurances will reimburse you a percentage of the cost if you do have this coverage as part of your policy.

What are your fees?

A session with a fully licensed therapist or a life coach is billed at $125/hour. The interns at Planting Seeds offer their sessions at $75/hour and insurance may not be billed for these services.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?

We are happy to reschedule with at least 24 hours notice. If an appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours prior or a client fails to show up there will be a $100 fee charged for the missed appointment.

 What is Involved in Psychological Assessment?

Dr. Olson will discuss the goals of assessment with parents and develop a plan for evaluation. Typically this involves interviews; observations both in the office and other locations if possible and with parent consent; and formal and informal testing. Fees include all parts of the evaluation,  process, including observations off site, report writing, and the feedback session so parents know up front how much the assessment will cost. It is recognized that some children take longer to warm up or additional testing may need to be completed once testing begins, but because a flat fee is charged, Dr. Olson is able to work within the child’s needs to complete the most thorough assessment possible, regardless of time.