frequently asked questions​

Here are the most commonly asked questions about my counseling services.  If you have more questions, please feel free to contact me.  Looking forward to seeing you soon. 
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    What are your rates? And payment methods?
    $125 per 50-minute session. Accepted payment methods include American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, and Visa.
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    Do you offer reduced fees?
    A sliding scale/adjusted fee will be considered depending on your financial need and annual household income. I will work with you to make sure you get the support you need at a price that fits your budget. Please feel free to call or email me if you would like to see where you would fall on the sliding scale. Special discounts for students.
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    Do you take my insurance?
    If you have Out of Network mental health benefits, I am happy to provide a basic documentation for you to submit to your insurance company.
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    How do I set up an appointment?
    There are several ways to set up your appointment for your convenience: a. You can request an appointment online through my contact form b. Send me an email at contact@monimtang.com c. You can call or text me at 713-714-6675. I do my best to answer your calls except when I am in session or away from my phone. Please feel free to leave me a message on my confidential voicemail. And I will get back to you as soon as I can.
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    What are your available days and hours?
    I am in the office Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9AM -7PM. If there is no time during the week that will work for your schedule, I can accommodate and see you on Saturdays.
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    What is your cancellation policy?
    If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified me in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
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    Is therapy confidential?
    Yes, what you say here stays here. Your privacy is very important, it is my personal and professional duty to protect your privacy and maintain confidentiality. There are only a few exceptions to this. If you disclosure information that leads me to suspect potential child abuse, elder abuse, abuse of any vulnerable person, and harm to yourself or others, I am required by law to make a report. This is done to keep you and others safe. To protect and respect your privacy, I will pretend I don’t know you if I see you in the community, unless you feel comfortable in that situation. Please don’t be offended by this. I respect your privacy and want to keep you from feeling being exposed.
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    Is therapy right for me?
    Every difficulty and crisis in life presents us an opportunity to learn and grow by modifying our perspectives and the influence of problems in our lives. Counseling/therapy provides you (individual, couple, and family) a space to view and cope those challenges through encouraging and empowering ways with the support of your therapist. You and I will collaboratively work together and reach an agreement on the goals and tasks for treatment. I will facilitate a safe and non-judgmental dialogue for you to explore your deeper needs, relationship dynamics, your strengths, and rewarding outcomes. If you are still not sure if therapy is right for you, contact me and we can discuss it further.
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    What is therapy like?
    In the first session, I will ask you a lot of questions and get a brief overview of your background and understand your life circumstances. This will help me tailor your therapy plan and customize the approach based on your situation. You will have a chance to express your concerns and ask me questions to make sure you feel we would be a good fit to work together. Each session is typically 50-60 minutes. We will set goals and therapy plan together and check-in on your progress weekly.
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    How long is the treatment process?
    Depends on your presenting issues and needs, the counseling process might take 8-12 sessions before you experience noticeable changes. Consistency and motivation is the key. I recommend you to begin weekly therapy and slowly transition into bi-monthly based on your progress and need. You will often know when you have achieved your initial goals. At this point, I am happy to review the tools and skills you have learned and assist you to transition. I am also happy to continue our therapeutic relationship to provide you a safe place for regular check-in and support.
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    How to be prepared for my first session?
    Arrive 10-15 minutes early so you can read and fill out registration forms. You can also print the forms from my website and bring the completed and signed forms to your first appointment.

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