As an out-of-network provider, I'm happy to discuss fees & reimbursement for your insurance provider. Out-of-network benefits will typically reimburse between 60-90% of the session fees. Please see below for fee schedule - feel free to contact me with any additional questions.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Laura Morse, M.Ed. LPC holds additional certifications in both Couples Counseling & Sex Therapy. Many people choose to work with a sex & relationship therapist, given that they want someone who is comfortable discussing their sexuality and/or sex in their relationship.
Sex therapists are trained to provide in-depth talk therapy, and have advanced trianing in treating sexual issues and concerns. Some frequent issues that couples come to talk about are: differences in desire, boredom in the bedroom, recovery after an affair, porn/sex addiction & support for partners, gender identity issues, erectile dysfunction, delayed/premature ejaculation, painful sex, and communication issues around intimacy. .
The length of time in therapy varies based on the individual or couple. Currently, over 80% of my clients find that their treatment goals are met within eight to twelve sessions, while 20% of clients may have more intensive psychotherapy when there is a more complex case.
Investing in our mental health is one of the most important decisions we can make for ourselves and our relationships. If Laura Morse's fees are too high, she welcomes you to reach out to work with one of the Sex & Relationship Interns on site whom offer pro & bono and sliding scale sessions based on financial need. Laura conducts intake sessions to make sure that the Masters-Level Candidates can best provide you services, and otherwise will refer you to the best fit professional.
And yes, you can pay with either your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA) - meaning that you can deduct the cost of counseling.
Please feel free to schedule a free 20-min. phone consultation on my home page. I frequently collaborate with other couples therapists, individual therapists, and other counseling clinicians. I'm happy to suggest resources or talk with your therapist, as well as provide goal-specific additional couples counseling. For example, some couples may come to me for a handful of sessions to address sexual or couples-specific suggestions that their therapist may not have the advanced training to provide successful treatment.
Yes - to all the above! I wholeheartedly believe that every person should have the right to pick the best therapeutic team - and I'm happy you're considering me to work with you. I can provide referrals to clinicians, should you want a first (or second opinion). I designate one day/week to check-in with my clients provider teams - and can provide Continuity of Care Reports (with a release of information) to any providers whom you want me to release information.
Many people are nervous to open up at the beginning of therapy, especially given the sensitive nature of some of the experience you'll share. Therapy typically starts with discussing your goals, and we can work at whatever pace is comfortable for you (or you and your partner). The first few sessions with be the therapist gathering more information to get to know you, your family, and your relationship before beginning working on your goals.