Thank you for reaching out to us! Here are our most frequently asked questions. Feel free to look through the Instructions for next steps are found at the end of this page.
1. Do you take my insurance? We have several insurance plans that we accept at Origins as in network. These include Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Optum Behavioral Health, Aetna, CareSource, IU Health, Encore, Community ProHealth, Medicare, Medicaid. The Medicaid Managed Care Organizations we accept are Anthem (HIP, HHW, and HCC), MDWise (HIP and HHW), and CareSource (HIP and HHW). We are not able to accept MHS plans at this time. We also take several EAP’s (Life Solutions, Lyra, All One Health, Health Advantage, Anthem EAP, Optum EAP, and Centerstone Solutions). Not all therapists can take all plans so we work to match you with a therapist who is in network with your plan.
2. What are your rates? Here is a link to our current fee schedule: https://originsfamilycounseling.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Published-Fee-Schedule.pdf
3. What is the difference between your different types of therapists?
Intern – Interns provide counseling services under the supervision of their Origins supervisor as well as a faculty supervisor at the University where they are completing their graduate counseling program. To earn their degree, students must complete a minimum number of hours providing counseling directly to patients under the supervision of the previously mentioned supervisors. They have completed the majority of their coursework and this is the final step in their requirements for graduation. Our interns are not able to bill insurance.
Resident – Residents are counselors who have graduated from an accredited counseling program who have received an associate license or are in the process of applying for their associate license to practice in their specialty field. They are able to practice under the supervision of a clinical provider who has had a minimum number of years practicing and has had training in supervising emerging therapists. Because of their limited license to practice, they have some restrictions about which insurance plans they can accept.
Clinical – Clinical therapists have an independent license to practice counseling, therapy or social work. They tend to be able to bill more insurance plans and have the highest level of experience.
4. If we do couples therapy do both of us have to pay? For family and couples therapy, the session fees are based on the type of service and not the number of people in the room.
5. How long are sessions? A standard individual session lasts about 45 minutes and a standard family/couples session lasts 60 minutes; however, the length of your sessions could be up to 60 minutes depending on the type of therapy and level of need. This will be discussed with your therapist as you work on treatment planning. Trauma therapy sessions tend to be 60 minutes due to the nature of the therapy and interventions used. Your first session might be a little longer (between 60-90 minutes depending on how much you are covering in the first session with your therapist).
6. How many sessions will it take? This can vary depending on the nature of your presenting issues and the severity of the problem. We cannot give you an exact number of sessions it will take but your therapist can give you a general idea of their average number of sessions treating the type of concern you are bringing in; but again, there are many factors which affect progress in therapy that may alter this for your case.
7. What if I don’t feel like the therapist that I was scheduled with is a good fit for me? We make every effort to pair clients with a therapist who meets the needs they indicate in the intake form but sometimes personalities just don’t click. We understand this and want to ensure you are paired with a therapist who you feel you can work with. If this happens, just reach out to our office manager and we can work on assisting you with a referral to a different therapist, either in our practice or in another practice.
8. Can you prescribe medication? We do not have a medication provider on staff at this time but are happy to work closely with your PCP to coordinate care if you feel medication might be helpful. We can also make a referral to a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner if your PCP feels this is best.
9. I have a different question – Feel free to reach out to us at (317) 649-4311 and we will be happy to answer any other questions you may have.
10. I am ready to get started! The next step is to complete the Scheduling Request Form . Once this has been completed, our scheduling team will reach out to you typically within 1-3 days depending on the number of requests we are fielding to let you know who we feel might be a good fit and when their first available appointment openings are.