Hello and Welcome! What can 1 degree do for you?

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes it can! Therapy gives you a safe place to share about yourself and learn how to change old patterns of behavior or thought that no longer work for you.  You receive support, validation, coping skills and strategies to change your life. No lie, it takes some work and it can get uncomfortable and messy.  But, you are worth it.  

Here is what it can’t do.  Therapy cannot change other people or external circumstances. It cannot change the past or predict the future. Also, if you’re new to therapy, or are exploring unprocessed trauma, you may feel a bit worse before you feel better. Most people find that a little bit of uncomfortableness is a small price to pay to feel a lot better.  

Many people use their insurance to pay for therapy.  If you choose to use your insurance benefits, our billing staff will take care of billing your insurance directly. Depending on your insurance coverage, there may be out of pocket costs such as co-pays or co-insurance for which you will be responsible.   

Because insurance companies require a diagnosis for therapeutic services, some people opt to pay directly for services and not use insurance benefits. This is completely up to you.  

All sales are final. Because how do you return therapy? It really is the gift that keeps on giving. We accept:

  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dean Health SSM
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Quartz/Unity Health
  • United Health Care

*Please check with your insurance for confirmation of benefits.

Our therapists are highly trained, empathic, lovely individuals who use their innate talents and skills to create a connection with you right from the start.

However, the most important factor is that you feel comfortable with them.  Some people “just know” when they meet their therapist. Other people want to have a short chat before scheduling an appointment.  

To find the best fit, we recommend that you review our therapist bios and identify any that resonate with you. You can also reach out to us by phone or email to assist in choosing the therapist that is right for you.

When meeting with your therapist for the first time, you will spend the initial session discussing your background, main concerns, and goals for therapy. Your therapist will take notes and work with you to determine an appropriate plan of action. Then, you’ll be given the opportunity to ask your therapist any questions and determine if you’d like to make a next appointment. There is no pressure to make a next appointment – this is all about finding the right fit for you!

Therapy sessions are generally one hour long and happen on a weekly or biweekly basis. However, our therapists are sometimes able to extend flexibility with scheduling and see you either more frequently or infrequently depending on your specific situation and goals.

At this time all our sessions are conducted virtually via telehealth. There are many benefits to this! Telehealth allows for increased flexibility in scheduling and takes away the need to allot for driving time or coordinating care for kids, pets, or other obligations. Many of our clients find that telehealth is very similar to in-person therapy and just as effective.

Telehealth therapy is very similar to in-person therapy. You will meet face-to-face with your therapist and confidentially discuss any concerns or issues you are having; the only difference is it will be over a computer screen! Telehealth allows for increased scheduling flexibility and saves our clients time. While it may be intimidating at first, telehealth is just as effective as in-person therapy and offers a safe and confidential space for you to speak freely. 

When you schedule with 212° Psychotherapy, you are given a specific time and space to meet with your therapist. This is YOUR time that is being held specifically for YOU.  While we love seeing you, we understand that sometimes things come up. Therefore, if you need to cancel your appointment, we kindly ask that you notify your therapist at least 24 hours in advance.

Why? Because misses sessions and wasted time is a drag for everyone. If we know in advance, we can plan for our day and use our time more efficiently and give better service to all our clients. If you miss your appointment and do not notify us within 24 hours, we reserve the right to bill you directly for that missed session.

Your insurance will not pay for the missed session fee and you will be personally responsible for that amount. Thank you for your understanding.