Why should I seek counseling?

People choose to enter therapy for a number of reasons. You can seek counseling for any reason you like. People use therapy for help with personal growth, dealing with stressful life situations, or for more chronic or serious problems. Some common problems that people often initially approach me with are related to relationships, depression, anxiety and stress. My specialties are working with those who struggle with emotional eating, a food addiction, binge eating disorder and post-bariatric surgery issues. Please see my pages on these topics for more information.

What can I expect?

Participation in therapy can result in a number of benefits to you. However, like many good things in life, working toward these benefits require effort on your part. Your honesty and openness is essential in order to change your thoughts, feelings and behavior. I will often ask my clients for their honest feedback and views on their therapy and the therapy process.

How long will I be in therapy?

Generally speaking, the process of therapy can range from one or two sessions to several months or longer depending on if your issue is more transitory or more chronic. As stated previously, with my clients the process of therapy is an open dialogue and you often know when your issues are resolved. I will provide you with the support to help facilitate the progress of therapy as quickly as possible.

What are your fees for counseling and what forms of payment do you accept?

The fee for a 50 minute indvidual session is $210. I do have a limted number of sliding scale spots available ($150 - $200). Please inquire if any are available before scheduling a session online. Payment is due at the beginning of each session. Payments can be made in cash, check, credit card, HSA or FSA card. Please make checks payable to Natalia Buchanan. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please cancel within 24 hours or you will be charged in full for the for the missed session.

In addition, my clients also receive a monthly superbill that can be directly submitted to insurance. It is best to check with your insurance company about your out of network outpatient therapy benefits if you are interested in reimbursement.

Do you offer any initial free phone consultations?

I do offer a free, 15-20 minute telephone consultation. This allows for the both of us to decide if we’re a good “fit,” and permits me to answer any additional questions you may have in a more personal way. Contact me today to get started!


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