Frequently Asked Questions
Beginning work with a treatment provider naturally brings questions to mind, whether about billing, logistics or what to expect in the first meeting. Please find brief answers to common questions below. Know that Dr. Rea orients new clients to her business and clinical practices in more detail on the phone when connecting initially, and then follows up in more detail when meeting in person for the first time.
How do I get started?
Please get in touch, either via email or phone, to have a conversation and discuss your therapeutic needs. Dr. Rea can answer any questions you may have about insurance, payment, schedule and so on. If her areas of expertise seem like a match, she will schedule a consultation and then email or send intake forms to fill out ahead of the meeting.
What should I expect from an initial meeting?
The first meeting will last sixty minutes. During that time, Dr. Rea will talk to you about your background and current situation. Together, you will evaluate which particular factors- early developmental/family experiences, ongoing thought/behavior patterns, biological changes and/or emergent life changes- are most impacting your particular situation, and develop a personalized plan for therapy.
What happens after an initial consultation?
By the end of an initial consultation, Dr. Rea will be able to offer you some thoughts about what work would involve if you chose to continue with her. Sometimes, a potential client will come in for help and it will become clear that a referral to another specialist is necessary. Dr. Rea is committed to ensuring that you connect with the best person possible to provide the services you need in order to meet your treatment goals.
Does the practice offer teletherapy services?
When appropriate, Dr. Rea is able to offer remote therapy services using video or telephone. This modality is only offered to existing clients who have participated in an in-person intake and discussed and consented to the advantages and limitations of this approach with her.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
What is your cancellation policy?
Sessions that are missed or cancelled without 24 hours of notice will incur a full charge.
Do you take insurance?
The practice participates with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont.