I recently relocated and am thinking of coming into Thriveworks for a counseling session. I see the appointments are for one hour. Is the therapist available for the full hour or is my time with the therapist less than that? Asking because my old therapist would take some of the scheduled hour to write up her notes and such. Wasn’t a problem for me but would like to know what to expect.
Hi Jim, individual sessions here are typically 45 minutes or 60 minutes, and this can vary with your needs and insurance coverage. They are billed under the CPT codes 90834 (38-52 minutes) or 90837 (53-60 minutes). Couples and family sessions are billed under a different code. It is important to discuss your individual needs with your therapist once you start. It’s unlawful for a therapist to be billing for 53-60 minutes if they’re only seeing you for 45 minutes and using the rest of the time to do their note. The amount of time billed is supposed to be the amount of time that they’re seeing you for. Hope you come for a session and try our services!