I’ve compiled a list of the most frequent questions that I have received over my career. It’s normal and encouraged for clients to ask many questions when choosing to work with a Licensed Mental Health Service Provider. Here are some answers to the questions I receive the most. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch.
Do you accept insurance?
Please note that all court-ordered required treatment will be denied by commercial insurance as it is no longer a therapeutic need but a legal need; thus only private pay rate is accepted for these cases (out-of-pocket costs).
What do you specialize in?
As a dually licensed practitioner, I am familiar with life transitions (e.g. aging, education, pre-marital, perinatal, pre-natal, and post-natal, etc.), anxiety, depression, grief, and other common concerns.
My top niches are life transitions, adult industry & sex workers, integrated behavioral health (e.g. chronic pain, disease management, lifestyle medicine, etc), child conduct disorders, & immigration evaluations.
The above areas are populations that I have decided to take extra focus.
Do you see children?
Yes! As young as 5 years old (must be potty trained).
Younger children are seen as part of parental coordination, reunification, or other custody-related matter.
If you're interested in skills groups for kids; check out UNLV's The PRACTICE for a nominal fee.
Tardiness and Cancellations
If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment it will have to be rescheduled and you will be charged the full fee for that appointment regardless of whether or not you have insurance.
If you miss your scheduled appointment you will be charged the full fee for that appointment regardless of whether or not you have insurance.
You are responsible for missed appointment fees and document fees. All charges are processed 24 hours prior to the appointment date.
Your first appointment will require a deposit. That deposit will be forfeited and the appointment will be canceled if you do not fill out the required paperwork and payment authorization 24 hours prior to your appointment. An alternative appointment time will also be explored and that deposit will be transferred to the new date.If you cancel with less than 24-hours notice* of your appointment time you will be charged the full fee for that appointment. If you cancel with more than a 24-hour notice there will be no fee charged.
Why is the intake more expensive than a regular session?
During an intake with Dr. Monique, obtains a thorough history of previous behavioral, medical, psychiatric, and social health information from you.
This intake takes about 90 minutes and gives you each an opportunity to determine if Dr. Monique is the best fit for you. Starting therapy is a very intimate and rewarding journey but NOT if it's with the wrong person (like a bad relationship- platonic, workplace, or intimate).
If after meeting with Dr. Monique, you determine that it's not a good fit feel free to let her know via a telephone call, text, or email and she will provide you with other colleagues who may be a better fit for you.
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