What’s a Superbill? You’ve taken that first step – reached out to a therapist who happens to be an out-of-network provider with your insurance company. The therapist assured you she’d give you a receipt (Superbill) to submit to your insurance so that you could be reimbursed for payment for her services. So you filled outContinue reading Why Isn’t My Superbill Paying for Therapy?
One of the problems we’ve consistently noticed in the world of mental health is poor access to quality treatment. This seems to occur even more frequently when individuals are seeking out therapy with mental health specialists. As eating disorder, substance use disorder, and trauma specialists (in addition to our more general areas), we know howContinue reading Open Path – Gatewell Makes Specialized Treatment More Accessible
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. – Meister Eckhart Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) refers to the concept of “Beginner’s Mind,” a Zen Buddhist practice of keeping your childlike openness and readiness to experience. Think about how often you zoom through your days mindlessly and robotically. Imagine if everything you did, you did insteadContinue reading Beginner’s Mind
Let’s talk about the importance of choosing a specialist when deciding on a mental heath provider. Recently, in an online professional group, a group therapist shared that leading groups is not that much different than conducting individual therapy. Not true! There’s so much more that goes into working with groups – into studying and workingContinue reading Why It’s Important to Work with a Specialist
One of the frequent goals of alcohol or drug misuse – which can eventually lead to addiction – is the avoidance of reality. Let’s face it – reality is tough. Whether it’s difficult emotions or circumstances, family members or situations, we often struggle to hang in there, and distraction and avoidance are common coping techniques.Continue reading Avoiding Reality via Alcohol/Drug Misuse
A couple of months ago, I was introduced to The Five-Minute Journal. As the name implies, the journal calls for brief entries (two per day: morning and night), nothing more than quick, bullet-item lists. In the morning, you jot down what you’re grateful for and what would make the day a positive one. You alsoContinue reading The Five-Minute Journal
As a therapist-in-training, I was taught to keep my cards close to my chest. Many of my mentors advocated for minimal personal disclosure, suggesting that revealing this type of information could dilute the therapeutic relationship. They instead recommended a neutral stance, a maintenance of what therapists call the “blank screen.” But, I’m going to shatter thatContinue reading Shattering the Political Blank Screen
It’s that time of year again – time for open enrollment in the health insurance world. Are you confused by all the terms and choices? Gatewell finds all of the options overwhelming, and we’re in the business! So, we’ve compiled this guide to help you sort out some of the key decisions associated with choosing a plan.Continue reading New Year, New Insurance Plan? Gatewell’s Primer on Finding the Health Insurance That’s Right for You