At this time, Megan is only accepting clients that would qualify for and benefit from online therapy. Please continue reading to learn more.
What is online therapy?
Online therapy, also referred to as telehealth, telemedicine, and e-counseling, is when a counselor provides services over the internet. This can be done through email, video conferencing, online chat, or the phone. I provide sessions in real-time via videoconferencing through my secure client portal.
How do I know if I qualify for online therapy?
1.You must currently live in Texas, as I am licensed in the state of Texas.
2. Your symptoms can be effectively addressed through remote treatment. If you would benefit best from face-to-face interaction that cannot be replicated via online therapy, then you would not qualify for remote therapy. After assessment, I can provide referrals to local providers if I believe you would benefit best from in-person counseling.
3. You have access to the internet and a computer, iPad, tablet, or smartphone with a camera.
Why online therapy?
Some benefits of online therapy would be:
- you may not have access to a treatment provider trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure response prevention for OCD and anxiety related disorders in your area.
- you prefer to attend counseling in a comfortable location.
- you live in a high traffic area and would have a long commute to your local provider.
- you can access treatment in various locations.
I see you work with children and adolescents, would they qualify for online therapy?
Yes. Because most children and teens can navigate technology easily, online therapy is definitely an option to consider. Just like adults, though, not every child or adolescent would respond well to online therapy.
How do I initiate services for my child or teen?
If you are a new client, please read the information on this page. To schedule, click here to complete a New Client Request through our "Contact Us" section. All inquiries receive a response within one business day.
Once your inquiry is processed and you are entered into our system as a client, you will receive access to our online scheduling system through our secure client portal. Before your first appointment, you will be asked to review our practice documents and complete intake forms. The documents must be completed prior to your first appointment. If you desire to cancel your first session after reviewing the documents, you may easily do so via the client portal. If you have questions about the paperwork, you may send us a secure message via the client portal.
The first appointment will be an intake assessment where history will be gathered, concerns shared, questions answered, and possible treatment plans discussed. The child or teen and parents may be asked to complete assessments related to their presenting concern to aid in the treatment planning process. Sometimes, Megan will recommend meeting with the parents first for an initial parent consult.
Existing clients may schedule through the online scheduling system which can be found here.
What age populations do you see?
I see children and adolescents ages 3-18 years old. I also work with parents as it relates to their children or adolescents and families.
Do you accept insurance?
We are considered out of network with insurance companies and do not accept insurance as payment. Therefore, you will be required to make payment at the time of your session. We accept most forms of payment including HSA cards. A receipt that includes all information necessary to file for reimbursement with your insurance company will be accessible to you through the client portal, should you decide to submit a claim for reimbursement. It is advisable that you contact your insurance company to determine both your eligibility and reimbursement amounts for out of network providers if you plan to seek reimbursement.
What are the fees for services?
Intake Assessment/Initial Parent Consult
The intake or initial consult are 45-minutes long and $160.
Individual Counseling (play/activity-based therapy, teen therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy)
Each session is 45-minutes long and $130.
Children 5 years old and under will be assessed to see if a 30-minute session would be more developmentally appropriate. If so, 30-minute sessions are $85.
Parent-Child Relationship Counseling
Each session is 45-minutes long and $130.
Sessions are 45-minutes long and $130.
Throughout the year, Restoring Connections will provide opportunities for group counseling. Information about these groups will be shared as they are scheduled. In the past, Megan has facilitated social skills and teen groups.