What is Free To Be Me Healing Services?

Free To Be Me Healing Services exists to help you improve your quality of your life and to experience true freedom, by offering holistic wellness services.  Professional counseling, wellness and life-coaching, group therapy and nutritional consulting from an experienced therapist, and Nature's Sunshine Consultant is a great way to move towards a happy, fulfilling life and will help you along the road to success in achieving your goals.  My focus is in healthy lifestyles, women's issues, early childhood development, low self-esteem, codependency, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, pre-marital counseling, parenting concerns, disordered eating, repressed anger, family conflicts, identity struggles, grief/loss, religious/spiritual concerns, weight loss and more. Services are available to individuals, families, couples and children.  

 

Is Free To Be Me Healing Services right for me?

Free To Be Me Healing Services E-Counseling option is not the right solution for you if any of the following is true:

  • You have thoughts of hurting yourself or others

  • You are a minor or you are under the care of a legal guardian
  • You are in an urgent crisis or an emergency situation

  • You have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, or if you have been advised to be in psychological supervision or psychiatric care

  • You were required to undergo therapy or counseling either by a court order or by any other authority

If you are a minor, in-person therapy is an option for you, with parental authorization. Send an inquiry today for more information. 

 

How Often Can I Expect to Hear from My Counselor?

The availability of the counselor depends on the service package that you choose. Most services are available by appointment that are set based on the client and the counselor's availability, unless you have chosen a support group which will be a predetermined, set time that is disclosed before the start date of the group. For unlimited email counseling services, the client is encourage to email as often as needed, and can expect at least one in-depth email response weekly from the counselor. 

 

How much does it cost?

The cost of getting professional help can be very expensive.  I want to make Free To Be Me Healing Services easy and accessible to everyone, so I've created several different affordable packages that you can choose from based on your financial needs.   Learn more here.

 

Does Free To Be Me Healing Services accept insurance?

Free To Be Me is currently an in-network provider with non-managed Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for In-Person counseling only. 

E-Services offered using this site are generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.

Coverage and benefits for traditional therapy and counseling services change from one health insurance company to another and from plan to plan, but generally the following rules apply:

  • With most health insurance plans, the coverage would be partial or very limited.
  • Even if your plan covers your costs, the deductible and co-pay that you would be required to pay will most likely be comparable to the entire cost of Free To Be Me Counseling Services.
  • In many cases, before you can get reimbursed by your insurance company, your therapist would have to diagnose you with a mental disorder or issue. This diagnosis would be sent to the insurance company and recorded in your medical file. In some cases the therapist would also have to provide additional clinical information to the insurance company, such as treatment plans, summaries or copies of the entire record.

If you consider using your health insurance, please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Please note that Free To Be Me offers affordable pricing options. 

For in-person therapy, insurance providers may reimburse you for out of network benefits. Call your health care provider with the above questions for details about your coverage.

 

What about privacy?

Your privacy is of the utmost importance!

  • Everything you tell your counselor is protected by strict federal and state laws.

  • Unless you have specifically requested out of network benefits from your Insurance company, we don't cooperate or work with any insurance companies or employers, so nothing needs to be shared, reported or filed with them.

  • Free To Be Me Healing Services complies with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), which is the national standard and contains regulations for the security and privacy of health-related information.

What about security?

E-services - E-services are a great way to provide convenient counseling and services with easily accessible technology. Your privacy is of the utmost importance. Please be aware, that although every attempt will be made to protect your privacy and confidentiality while providing internet based counseling and services, anything that is discussed is at the client’s own risk. As with any online technology, there is always the possibility that confidential information may be retrieved.  To improve security of email correspondence, please choose the option to encrypt the email.  

Clients are responsible for maintaining the security of information on their computer or electronic devices. It is important to use necessary security measures to make sure that others do not have access to private communications between us.

Secure Payment - This website uses Stripe to process all payments.  Stripe is compliant to the strictest levels of data security.  Checkout is secure and your information is encrypted.  Learn more about Stipe's security at stripe.com/help/security.