New Clients

Welcome

At AK Counseling Services, new clients can expect a high level of focus and dedication. We created our process to be natural, easy and effective. Throughout your treatment, Alice works to provide profound tools that will be useful far beyond your current situation. You’ll discover new, reliable ways of coping. This is a necessary first step toward success. No matter the issue, Alice will help you clear a path that leads to clarity and resolutions. Learn the skills and strategies you will use again and again!   

New Client Phone Consult

Alice holds a free phone consult with all new clients. This is a great way to get to know each other and discuss your primary motivating factors for seeking counseling services. If possible, you may go over potential treatments and explore which options will work best for you. This also provides a low-pressure opportunity for you to share questions and concerns. We aim to start your treatment with great communication from both sides.

First Appointment + What to Expect

New clients will take big steps during their initial assessment. Alice will take some time to get to know more about you. She’ll ask questions while completing a full assessment to gain a clear understanding of your challenges, strengths and therapeutic aspirations. Specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectal Behavior Therapy methods (CBT & DBT), she prioritizes working together to design a customized treatment plan. This begins with her helping you identify your overall goals. Next, she gives insight into which stepping stones and methods she believes will be best for achieving your goals. Upon finalizing your treatment plan, Alice dives right in and begins sharing helpful tools you can immediately start using to cope with your situation.  

Hourly Rate for Counseling

We base counseling fees on an hourly rate of $120. Initial assessments, EMDR, couples, and family counseling sessions are 90 minutes. Ongoing individual sessions are 60 minutes. Upon prior request, we may schedule extended sessions as needed.

Accepted Payment + Insurance

AK Counseling Services accepts cash, health savings accounts (HSA), and all major credit cards.

Alice Keshmeshian is an out-of-network provider with all insurance companies. Many insurance companies will reimburse a portion of fees for out-of-network services. Please check with your insurance company regarding policies and reimbursement rates as health insurance plans and benefits vary. We can provide you with a superbill, which is the document insurance companies require you to submit for reimbursement.

 

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