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FAQs

All the Answers You Need.

 

Where am I located at?

My office is located at 1400 Terradyne St Suite 209, in Andover, KS.

Billing and Insurance

What insurance do you accept?
Holding Hope Counseling, LLC. currently accepts insurance from BlueCrossBlueShield, Medicaid, and Aetna Commercial. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services. 


Rates and Payments
Please inquire about an appointment to learn more about rates. 


Payments can be made by check, card, cash, or HSA/HFA cards. Payment is due at the beginning of session.  

Per federal law as of January 01, 2022, all clients who are self-pay or choosing not to utilize their insurance will receive a Good Faith Estimate (GFE). A Good Faith Estimate discusses the expenses you can expect to pay for your services provided by Holding Hope Counseling, LLC.

To learn more about GFEs, please visit this website: www.cms.gov/nosurprises or speak directly with me. 

Cancellation Policy

I understand life happens! Unexpected sickness, weather conditions, car troubles, etc. happens and can be out of your control. If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may receive a cancellation fee. 

How do I make an appointment with you?

If you are interested in taking the next step and making an appointment with me, all you have to do is click on the 'Get in Touch' button, fill out the questions, and click submit! When I receive your inquiry, I will contact you by preferred communication method whether that is phone or email, talk with you about the details, answer any questions you may have, and set up your appointment with you. You can call me at 316-730-3647 or email me directly at: Miranda.Kober@holdinghopecounselingservices.com

Do you offer free consultations?
YES! I offer 15–20-minute phone consultations. Finding the right therapist is important, and I want you to feel confident working with me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. 

What does a first session look like? What should I expect?

Before our first session, I will send you paperwork to fill out in your own client portal. 

The first intake appointment, I ask that you set aside 60 minutes. This allows me to spend time getting to know you as a person, your life, your thoughts, your strengths, and collaborate with you to create a treatment plan that is custom to your own personal desires and growth in therapy!

After the first intake appointment, the session time will go down to 50-55 minutes depending on treatment goals.


How many times should I come?

At your first appointment, we can collaborate on if weekly sessions or bi-weekly sessions work best for you and your goals! As you make progress in therapy, we will continue to re-evaluate frequency of sessions. 

How long will it take?

Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them, and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.

What type of sessions do you offer?

Holding Hope Counseling, LLC. offers both In-person sessions, and telehealth sessions to Kansas residents. I work with individuals, couples, and families. 

FAQs

I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

Asking for help is tough and can be intimidating. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, and that for whatever reason aren't working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to draw on your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

A mental health professional has training and experience to help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person, so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

Medication is used to treat the symptoms, and alone cannot solve all issues. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals. Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Each person has different issues and goals for therapy. Each therapy session will be different as I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.  

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication are crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development. We can collaborate together on ways to help you develop your growth in session, and tools to utilize outside of session. 

What is EMDR therapy?

Eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation has been known to activate your problem-solving process, something that happens during REM sleep when your eyes are darting back and forth. By focusing on a specific problem and its negative and positive emotions, sensations, and beliefs, then adding bilateral stimulation, your brain begins problem-solving. In session, you are focused on the specific problem, your brain can work through it more effectively than what may randomly come up while sleeping. EMDR can be utilized to help with PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, etc. We can discuss if utilizing EMDR is the right treatment for you!

Other Questions?

Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!