FAQs

Questions that need answers

No, I do not accept insurance. I am happy to work with you to provide itemized receipts/superbills for your insurance company for potential partial or full reimbursement for your out-of-network therapy benefits.

By not accepting insurance I am able to keep your records to the highest level of confidentiality that I can. We will be able to collaborate on the number of times that we meet and how long we meet, rather than it being determined by the insurance company Insurance companies require a mental health disorder diagnosis, which will stay with your permanent health record.

In a free 15 minute consultation, we will get to know each other a bit more and you can ask me any questions that you may have. If you determine that we are a good fit we can schedule our first initial session.

I would love to work with you but unfortunately no. My license only allows me to practice within the state of Georgia. If you are seeking graduate school consulting, workshops/presentations you can be anywhere in the world!

The best way to contact me is through the contact form or by sending me an email at Lynell@healatal.com. I check them pretty frequently!

The first session ( formally called the intake) will last for 90 minutes and will be used to get to know you a bit more and about your past experiences. We will discuss goals that you will want to work towards and I will answer any questions and discuss any thoughts you have.

If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel or reschedule at least 24 hours beforehand. If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance or do not show up for your appointment, you will be charged for the full rate of the session.

Research says yes but that is not the only reason. Online therapy can be so powerful. Sometimes being in your own space can create a comfortable environment where you can be most vulnerable and open. I always encourage clients to bring a nice warm drink, cover up with a blanket, shoot even wear their favorite pajamas.

Some additional benefits are:

  • Being able to do therapy from the comfort of your own home
  • No commute time
  • Location will no longer be an issue, you can see me from wherever you are (as long as it is in Georgia)
  • As long as there is a quiet confidential space, you can have your therapy session.

I work from the whole person meaning… I incorporate many interventions to meet you where you are. I don’t use a structured method because I understand that humans are complex beings and what worked for one person may not work for someone else, AND THAT’S OKAY. I tailor sessions to fit your goals and your personality.

We can talk about this after we first meet and the frequency will depend on your goals and current concerns. I would suggest no less than every other week to begin with.