Frequently Asked Questions

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Therapists at Beyond Borders CBT carry a less-than-average patient caseload at any given time. Why? Because you aren't a number, you aren't just another patient, and we genuinely care about providing you with the best care possible. As such, we devote significant time to: properly conceptualizing each patient's mental health needs, coordinating care with other clinicians, training family members in best practices with the patient's permission, researching new developments, and connecting with other resources that may be beneficial.

Do you offer face to face sessions in an office?
No, this practice is entirely teletherapy-based and all sessions are conducted via a secure platform. We believe that teletherapy provides unique advantages for the type of treatments we provide. We are experts in teletherapy and have been teletherapy-based for many years, long before covid.
How do I know if you are licensed in my area?
We have clinicians licensed in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, & Virginia. Additionally, we are able to see patients in various countries around the world depending on licensing laws within the country. Feel free to reach out and we can check on the specifics of your country. We currently offer services in English and Spanish but are able to coordinate with qualified interpreters for an additional fee.
I don't see my state listed. Can you still provide treatment?
No. Due to strict licensing laws in the United States, a therapist can only provide treatment in states where they hold a license. We are strong advocates for policy change in this area. If you are located outside of the United States, feel free to reach out and we are happy to look into the licensing requirements of your country/region.
Do you accept insurance?
Like most specialists, we do not accept any forms of insurance due to its limitations on the unique treatments offered. However, we support patients through the single case agreement process. A typical single case agreement with your insurance can reimburse you 50-100% of your fees depending on the quality of your policy. You will receive a detailed guide to this process within your initial paperwork. For those who have financial hardship, are uninsured, or in a middle or low income country, we also offer limited sliding scale appointments.
How do I get on the waitlist?
Not all therapists in the practice are on waitlists and, if they are, they are typically no longer than 4-5 weeks. After looking over the website, confirming a therapist is licensed in your state, and that we meet your needs, you are welcomed to reach us through the contact form and we will respond in 1 business day or less. From there, A 15-minute phone consultation is also offered at no cost and information can be gathered there as well.
I'm interested in treatment for my child. Do I need to participate?
Yes! Parent participation is essential. Depending on the age of the child (especially teens), it may be beneficial to have the parent join at the beginning and end of the session to give them some autonomy and privacy. The therapist and your family will make these decisions as treatment progresses.
Will you support me between sessions?
In most cases, our therapists are able to respond to a brief email between sessions, but if you need additional support between sessions, you might consider a support group or other treatment addition. This is not an on-call practice and if you experience a mental health emergency, you are encouraged to first reach out to the crisis hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
What is parent training?
Parent Training is appropriate for parents of children are not yet old enough to benefit from individual treatment or are invested in the process. Parent Training is especially beneficial for parents of children with OCD and Tourette. Parent Training is already an essential part of treatment, but can be used as a stand-alone option in the aforementioned situations. Some of our therapists are also trained in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), and evidence-based program for parents of children with Anxiety Disorders or OCD.
How long will treatment last?
The length of treatment is unique for each patient and their individual needs. However, the treatments we provide generally last months, not years, with some learning life changing skills in as little as 10-12 weeks.
What role does medication play in treatment?
Although we do not prescribe medication, we understand that many benefit from a combination of therapy and medication, then either alone. If you are already working with a psychiatrist, we will gladly coordinate care. We also have relationships with many outstanding adult and child/adolescent psychiatrists in various states and can make referrals when appropriate.
What is an Affirming Practice?
Beyond Borders CBT, and all therapists within it, are committed to providing affirming patient-first care. This means we are affirming and supportive of the uniqueness of all our patients including, but not limited to, gender, sexuality, culture, and neurodiversity. You may come to us for our therapeutic specialties but, above all else, you are a unique human being, and this fact comes first.

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