Online Psychotherapy & Counseling Treating Adults, Families & Business Concerns
(Also person to person when Covid-19 is no longer a safety issue)
Please see below for Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills
Jesus-Centered Schema Therapy® Option: Specialized services for clients who have a Christian background and wish to have Gospel-based applications and foundation to their therapy.
Marital/Couples Schema Therapy, Counseling & Marriage Intensives
Flexibly includes a number of other therapy interventions/modalities (e.g. EMDR, Gottman Method Couples Therapy; Emotion Focused Therapy; Somatic Experiencing; Cognitive/Behavioral, Gestalt, Chair Work, etc.)
Be better together.
Treating Issues that Affect Marriage & Relationship:
- Past Trauma
- High Conflict
- Affairs and Other Betrayals
- Personality Rough Edges
- Addictions in the Relationship: Shopping, Porn, Smoking, Sexual & more
- Sexual/Emotional Abuse in the Relationship
- Sexual Problems: Including Women’s
- Avoidance of Sex & Feeling Used
- Directional Couples Counseling: short-term counseling for mixed agenda couples
- Restoration of Relationships
- When You “Don’t Talk Much”
- Learn Connect-Talk® to Prevent or Solve Relationship
- Problems Before or After Marriage (click to read more)
- Understanding Why You Drink, How it Affects Your Marriage, or How to Deal with a Drinking Partner
- Using Vs. Misusing Anger
- Building a sound relationship home
- Healing missed bids for connection and “other disasters”
- Renewing affection & sharing dialog
- Understanding your marital/couple’s cycle
- Conceptualizing why you clash
- Resolving sexual issues
- Building a vision for the future
- Creating shared goals and meaning
Parenting from a Schema & Mode Perspective
Helping Parents With:
- Showing Children how to Handle Angry Child Mode
- Learning to not Pass on Fear & Anxiety to Children
- Learn how Attachment Motivates Children & How to Accomplish it.
- Reconciling with an Adult Child
- Family Reconciliation among Adults
- How not to Pass on Your Schemas
- Developing & Modeling Values & Virtue in Your Children
- Understanding how Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain
- Resolving Parenting Clashes
Schema Therapy & Counseling for Individuals
Treating Individual Issues:
(flexibly includes a number of other therapy interventions, e.g. EMDR, Medical/Analytical Hypnotherapy: further information here. Gottman Method Couples Therapy; Emotion Focused Therapy; Somatic Experiencing; Cognitive/Behavioral, Gestalt, Chair Work, etc.)
- Depression/Unhappiness, including Chronic cycles of depression and anxiety Understanding Why, & What You Can Do About It
- Personality Rough Edges
- Addictions: Shopping, Porn, Smoking & Sexual, etc.
- Staying Motivated & Excelling at Work
- Anxiety, Stress & Sleep Problems
- Lack of Meaning in Life
- Low Self-Esteem & Confidence
- Loneliness & Social Shyness
- Compulsive Overeating
- Physical/Sexual/Emotional Abuse & other Traumas
- Understanding the Role of Early Trauma
- Sexual Problems: Including Women’s Avoidance of Sex & Feeling Used
- Reducing Pain & dealing with Chronic Illness
- Family Therapy & Reconciliation
- Restoration of Relationships
- When You “Don’t Talk Much” or are Closed Off
- Medication Management Referrals
- Learning from Divorce
- How to Find & Choose a Partner
- Effectively Managing Anger & Stress
- Calming One’s Reactivity
- Filling “unmet Needs”, such as for connection and personal sharing.
Coaching & Values Development
Coaching Help In:
- Focused-goal Achievement
- Building a Sound Relationship Home
- Healing Missed Bids for Connection and “other Disasters”
- Understanding the Role of Early Trauma
- Understanding how Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain
- Renewing Affection & Sharing/Dialog
- Building a Vision for the Future
- Creating Shared Goals and Meaning
They consist of an abbreviated intake and 4 twenty minute sessions per packet.
"Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills"
When you get emergency care or are treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.
What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)?
When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network.
“Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.
Connect-Talk, LLC and its division, Jesus-Centered Schema Therapy Institute is out of network with all insurances. For more information on providers and companies that may balance bill, please look under Wisconsin statute: Ins 3.60 (4) (f), Disclosure of information on health care claim settlements, cited in full below. For clients in Virginia, please look under VA state statute: § 38.2-3445.01, which is also cited in full below.
“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care—like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.
You’re protected from balance billing for:
If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you’re in stable condition, unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post-stabilization services.
Connect-Talk, LLC and its division, Jesus-Centered Schema Therapy Institute, is out of network with all insurances.
For clients from Wisconsin the following state statute applies and provides more information on providers and companies that may balance bill. Please look under Wisconsin statute: Ins 3.60 (4) (f) “Disclosure of information on health care claim settlements”.
(f) An insurer may supplement a statistical data base with other information that establishes that providers accept as payment without balance billing amounts less than their initial or represented charge only if:
1. The insurer makes the disclosure required under sub. (6) (a) 1. e.;
2. The information establishes that the provider generally and as a practice accepts the payment without balance billing regardless of which insurer is providing coverage; and
3. The information is no older than 18 months before the date of an update under par. (c), clearly establishes the practice, is documented and is maintained in the insurer’s records during the period that the information is used and for 2 years after that date.
Please note: WI does not have a No Surprises Act, so Federal Law applies. Also no insurer has Connect-Talk, LLC listed as a practice that accepts payment without balance billing.
For clients from Virginia the following state statute applies:
§ 38.2-3445.01. Balance billing for certain services; prohibited.
A. No out-of-network provider shall balance bill an enrollee for (i) emergency services provided to an enrollee or (ii) nonemergency services provided to an enrollee at an in-network facility if the nonemergency services involve surgical or ancillary services provided by an out-of-network provider.
B. An enrollee that receives services described in subsection A satisfies his obligation to pay for the services if he pays the in-network cost-sharing requirement specified in the enrollee’s or applicable group health plan contract. The enrollee’s obligation shall be determined using the carrier’s median in-network contracted rate for the same or similar service in the same or similar geographical area. The carrier shall provide an explanation of benefits to the enrollee and the out-of-network provider that reflects the cost-sharing requirement determined under this subsection. The obligation of an enrollee in a health benefit plan that uses no median in-network contracted rate for the services provided shall be determined as provided in § 38.2-3407.3.
C. The health carrier and the out-of-network provider shall ensure that the enrollee incurs no greater cost than the amount determined under subsection B and shall not balance bill or otherwise attempt to collect from the enrollee any amount greater than such amount. Additional amounts owed to health care providers through good faith negotiations or arbitration shall be the sole responsibility of the carrier unless the carrier is prohibited from providing the additional benefits under 26 U.S.C. § 223(c)(2) or any other federal or state law. Nothing in this subsection shall preclude a provider from collecting a past due balance on a cost-sharing requirement with interest.
D. The health carrier shall treat any cost-sharing requirement determined under subsection B in the same manner as the cost-sharing requirement for health care services provided by an in-network provider and shall apply any cost-sharing amount paid by the enrollee for such services toward the in-network maximum out-of-pocket payment obligation.
E. If the enrollee pays the out-of-network provider an amount that exceeds the amount determined under subsection B, the provider shall refund the excess amount to the enrollee within 30 business days of receipt. The provider shall pay the enrollee interest computed daily at the legal rate of interest stated in § 6.2-301 beginning on the first calendar day after the 30 business days for any unrefunded payments.
F. The amount paid to an out-of-network provider for health care services described in subsection A shall be a commercially reasonable amount, based on payments for the same or similar services provided in a similar geographic area. Within 30 calendar days of receipt of a clean claim from an out-of-network provider, the carrier shall offer to pay the provider a commercially reasonable amount. If the out-of-network provider disputes the carrier’s payment, the provider shall notify the carrier no later than 30 calendar days after receipt of payment or payment notification from the carrier. If the out-of-network provider disputes the carrier’s initial offer, the carrier and provider shall have 30 calendar days from the initial offer to negotiate in good faith. If the carrier and provider do not agree to a commercially reasonable payment amount within 30 calendar days and either party chooses to pursue further action to resolve the dispute, the dispute shall be resolved through arbitration as provided in § 38.2-3445.02.
G. The carrier shall make payments for services described in subsection A directly to the provider.
H. Carriers shall make available through electronic and other methods of communication generally used by a provider to verify enrollee eligibility and benefits information regarding whether an enrollee’s health plan is subject to the requirements of this section.
2020, cc. 1080, 1081.
Please note: We are not an “in-network facility” and you are charged according to the rates provided to you in your private contract which is provided to you within the appointed time period per the federal law, prior to services.
Certain services at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center
When you get services from an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, certain providers there may be out-of-network. In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. These providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections not to be balance billed.
If you get other types of services at these in-network facilities, out-of-network providers can’t balance bill you, unless you give written consent and give up your protections.
You’re never required to give up your protections from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network.
When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have these protections:
• You’re only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductible that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will pay out-of-network providers and facilities directly.
• Your health plan generally must:
o Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (prior authorization).
o Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers.
o Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits.
o Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit.
If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact the federal phone number for information and complaints which is: 1-800-985-3059.
Visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers for more information about your rights under federal law.
In summary, please note: We are not an “in-network facility” and you are charged according to the rates provided to you in your private contract which is provided to you within the appointed time period per the federal law, prior to services.
FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE OR WHO ARE NOT USING INSURANCE, PLEASE REFER TO THIS NOTICE:
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
• Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
• Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit
www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.