Frequently Asked Questions
What are your fees?
My fees are between $140 - $160 per session. Each session is 50 minutes in length unless another agreement is made between you and I.
How long will I be in counseling?
This really depends on a number of factors, such as the issues you want to work on, the goals you want to achieve, and the amount of work you're willing to put into therapy. Some people come in for short-term therapy, which might be around 12 sessions, and others are in therapy for more than a year. One options isn't better than the other - it really depends on so many different things! If you'd like to get a better idea of this, let's talk about your unique situation. And remember, you're in charge, so you can stop counseling at any time.
Do you take insurance?
At this time I am paneled with a couple of insurance companies, so please contact your insurance to see if I am in network. If paying out of pocket, the fee will be paid for in full at the time of each session. To use out of network benefits, I am happy to provide a superbill, which is a document you can submit to your insurance company. This may allow you to be reimbursed for some/all of the counseling cost, but it is very important that you call your insurance company beforehand to determine whether they will provide any coverage.
Here are the questions you might wish to ask your insurance company about out of network coverage:
Do I have mental health coverage, and if so, do I have to meet a deductible before benefits kick in?
Is Tamara Harrison in network with my plan?
What are my benefits for out-of-network providers?
If I submit a superbill, how much of the cost will be reimbursed to me?
What is your training?
I am a master's-level clinician, which means I have a master's degree in counseling and completed a practicum, internship, and 3,000 clinical hours under a qualified supervisor. I have worked in a number of settings, including community mental health (jails, hospitals, in-home services, and schools), a group practice, and private practice. I have experience working with a wide range of mental health issues, ages (age 4 to age 80), and populations. I specialize in OCD and anxiety disorders have received advanced training in the use of ERP to treat OCD. Individuals of all races, ethnicities, sexualities, gender identities and expressions, relationship styles, religions, and political affiliations are welcome.