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Information & frequently asked questions
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HeartMinding, PLLC is based in Austin, Texas. Providing online/telehealth services throughout Texas and Utah.
MSSW University of Texas at Austin. LCSW & NARM Master Therapist. Licensed to practice in Texas and Utah.
Texas license # 64297
Utah license # 13481846-3501
I specialize in working with developmental/relational and complex trauma. Believe it or not, just about all of us have experienced some form of complex trauma. I love to work with people who are ready to make a change. People who are in search of a new way to experiences themselves in their life.
My practice of NARM Therapy is appropriate for people experiencing mood disorders, anxiety, relationship stress or some form of malcontent/feeling stuck in life. Most of my clientele are adults; I work with some older adolescents.
People of any race, gender, sexual orientation, sexual preference, size, ability & religious identity are welcome. I am LGBTQIA+ friendly. I am a cis, white straight woman open to working with anyone I can ethically serve.
No Surprises Act
As of January 1, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requires all practitioners to provide Good Faith Estimates for new and continuing clients who are either uninsured or not planning to use their insurance (i.e. pay out of pocket for their care).
The No Surprises Act was enacted to protect clients from unexpected medical bills. While much of the No Surprises Act focuses on emergency services and out-of-network providers at in-network facilities, there are sections that apply to all healthcare providers. As a private mental health practitioner, I can provide you with Good Faith Estimates in compliance with the No Surprises Act.
I use a HIPAA compliant platform for telehealth services, Simple Practice.
Therapy sessions last 45-55 minutes.
I recommend starting weekly for 3-6 sessions after which twice per month is a nice balance for many clients. I recommend four to six months of regularly scheduled sessions. Some people benefit from ongoing services or choose to continue at a lesser frequency. I work with people individually to determine a plan.
If I am not available or cannot ethically work with you, I will help you find someone who can.
I do not accept insurance. I do provide a superbill that can be submitted to insurance for reimbursement. I have partnered with Nirvana to make this process easier. (See No Surprise Act.) Nirvana provides clients with support in navigating and accessing insurance companies and policies in order to promote service coverage.
I have partnered with Nirvana to support clients in accessing reimbursement from insurance. (See reimbursement calculator.) In some cases insurances will reimburse 60-80% of out-of-network claims. (PPOs)
If your insurance does not cover out-of-network claims and cost of therapy is a barrier, please let me know. I may have gratis or sliding scale openings.
The first step is to schedule a free consultation. This provides an opportunity for us to meet and for me to learn about what you are wanting from therapy and if your needs fit in the scope of my practice. To schedule an initial consultation:
Text (best) or call: 707-851-0445
CDC National HIV and AIDS Hotline
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Grad Crisis Line
National Sexual Assault Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988
Veterans Crisis Line
988, then PRESS 1
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