Frequently Asked Questions1. How do I schedule an appointment? You can reach us by calling our intake number at 603-606-1233. You can also email us at email@example.com .
2. How long do sessions last?
Sessions usually range from 1 to 1 ½ hours. The length of appointments will be negotiated between the therapist and client family. Please note, that persons using their health insurance benefits may be limited to a 45-50 minute session, as contracted by their insurance carrier.
3. Do you accept insurance?
Yes, Bedford Family Therapy accepts insurance. Please see the Fees and Scheduling page for the list of insurance companies we are in-network for.If you have an insurance plan that is not listed, please call your insurance carrier to find out about out- of- network benefits that may be available to you. Although Bedford Family Therapy works with various insurance companies, using third party payers carries a certain amount of risk in regards to confidentiality. Additionally, utilizing health benefits, versus private pay, may limit the length of appointments and overall services due to managed care restrictions.
4. Do you have a reduced fee or sliding fee scale?
We do not want to turn anyone away due to a financial situation. If you cannot afford the full hourly fee, please introduce this when you call or discuss the matter with your therapist. You may be eligible for a reduced fee which is based, in part, on family income.
5. Do you have evening hours?
Yes, morning, afternoon and evening hours are available in order to meet the needs of family members who may be unavailable or working during the day.
6. What if I start in therapy by myself, but I want to shift into couple’s therapy, can my partner participate?
Therapy should be a collaboration between therapist and client, and goals should be continually reviewed. If shifting from individual therapy to couple’s therapy is appropriate and clinically relevant, the therapist and client will discuss how and when to make this shift.
7. How often will we meet?
Appointment scheduling is flexible and is to be negotiated between the therapist and client. Often times, therapy begins on a weekly basis as the therapeutic relationship is being established and information is being gathered. Therapy can continue on a weekly basis or can be spread out depending on the needs of the client family.
8. Can you prescribe medication?
No, therapists cannot prescribe medication unless they have a
medical degree to do so. Although, therapists at Bedford Family
Therapy cannot prescribe medications, they can refer and
coordinate treatment with providers in the community such as
psychiatrists, primary care physicians and nurse practitioners.
No, therapists cannot prescribe medication unless they have a medical degree to do so. Although, therapists at Bedford Family Therapy cannot prescribe medications, they can refer and coordinate treatment with providers in the community such as psychiatrists, primary care physicians and nurse practitioners.