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Common Questions & Answers

Here at Blooming Clematis Therapy & Consulting, we value transparency. We have compiled a list of common questions people have about therapy and insurance. We hope this information will be helpful for you in deciding if our services and providers may be a good fit. 

How much does therapy cost?

Blooming Clematis Therapy & Consulting makes every effort to offer affordable rates for all of our sessions. Typically, assessments costs slightly more than a standard therapy session but these only occur at the beginning of treatment to ensure that we have all relevant information to formulate a supportive treatment plan. Depending on your provider, a therapy session may cost $50 per hour up to $150 per hour. No Surprise Billing Act (OMB CONTROL NUMBER: 0938-1401) You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance, an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees. “Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit. “Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care - like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider. Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may file a complaint with the federal government at or by calling 1-800-985-3059. You may also file a complaint with the Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions at Visit for more information about your rights under Federal law. Visit for more information about your rights under Arizona state law.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Forms of payment accepted are credit/debit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) card processing. Payment is due each session. HSA cards and FSA cards are also accepted.

What type of therapy do you provide?

Currently we are offering telehealth and in person therapy at our Tempe office. We provide individual and family therapy to adults and children. Coming soon, we hope to offer group therapy as well. Most of our providers work Monday through Friday during business hours but we do have some providers which schedule outside of those hours. These time slots are limited and vary based on each provider.

How long are sessions and how long will I need therapy for?

With every client, we complete a 60 minute assessment and on an ongoing basis we offer standard therapy sessions that are 45 -55 minutes in length. The length of treatment can vary based on what you are needing support with and how often or consistently you engage in sessions and practice of skills outside of sessions. For some people, they may only go to therapy for 3-6 months before noticing improvement and closing successfully. Other people may find longer term therapy, 12-18 months, is more supportive and allows more time to work through what they are needing support with. You will always have the ability to work collaboratively with your provider to determine what frequency of sessions feels the best and when you may want to end therapy.

If my child is the primary client, why is my provider asking me (Guardian, Parent, Caretaker) to join session(s)?

At Blooming Clematis Therapy & Consulting, all of our providers recognize how influential Parents/ Guardians/ Caretakers are in the success and well being of the child they are caring for. A therapist is only with a child one hour per week for therapy but Caretakers are 24/7. Caretakers have the most opportunities for modeling appropriate and healthy behaviors to children and we want to ensure that everyone has their chance to be heard and supported as the family navigates challenging situations. We also strongly believe in providing evidence based therapy; meaning everything we do has been evaluated for its effectiveness by researchers and scientists.

What are the benefits of doing family therapy?

Great question! Here is a video from AAMFT that talks more about the benefits of family therapy.

Family therapy seems like it could be helpful but i want a bit more information....

We also value research and informed decision making! Heres an article from SAMHSA you might find helpful.

What happens if I need to cancel my session?

Cancelations need to be given with 48-hour notice on a business day to avoid the cancelation fee. Cancellation fees are charged directly to your card and insurance will not pay for a cancellation fee.

Why does my provider have pronouns listed after their name? Why would they ask me what my pronouns are? 

While pronouns may seem obvious at times based on outward appearance, we do not like to assume. For more information on what pronouns are and the importance of using them, heres a helpful article from GLSEN.

What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)?

EMDR is a specific type of trauma therapy that incoprorates eye movements or other sensory techniques to aid in the processing of traumatic experiences. This article may be helpful to read to learn more about EMDR.

What is Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)?

CPT is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy that helps patients learn how to modify and challenge unhelpful beliefs related to trauma. This article may be helpful to read to learn more about CPT.

What is Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)?

TFCBT is a therapy model specifically researched and found effetive to help children aged 3-17 in processing trauma. This article may be helpful to increase your understanding of what to expect.

What is LGBTQ Affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (LGBTQ+ CBT)?

LGBTQ+ affirmative cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) represents the first evidence-based mental health treatment created by and for LGBTQ+ individuals to address the unique stressors that LGBTQ+ people face across life. This model follows a a clear step-by-step approach with nine modules, each of which teaches skills for enhancing LGBTQ clients' mental well-being by undoing the deep impact that early and ongoing LGBTQ-related stress can have on basic psychological processes.

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