Are you exhausted by the amount of time and energy you spend thinking about food?
Frustrated that your relationship with food involves rigid rules that feel too frightening to give up or change?
Have you been struggling with disordered eating for several years and, after trying to handle it on your own, realize it is time to seek professional help?
From your friends, colleagues and family’s perspectives, your life seems pretty great. Yet, secretly, you are feeling out of control in one or multiple areas of your life.
You have tried numerous ways to get unstuck, but continue to struggle and fear it may never change.
Now is the time to try something different. Instead of focusing on what there is to lose, you can choose to shift out of that fear and look towards what you stand to add to your life? Why spend another day not living the best version of you? Someone who can navigate the ups and downs of life with a solid sense of optimism and self-trust.
If you are ready to end this internal battle, we encourage you to reach out. Our work together will empower you to make the changes you desire and heal your relationship with food, exercise and, most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself.
Choosing a therapist can be overwhelming; we want to simplify this process. You will start with a brief intake call to share a bit of your background and what has you seeking support at this time. The intake coordinator will answer any questions you have and suggest a clinician who meets your unique needs. An initial in person session will then be scheduled. Following the call, you will receive intake documents electronically via our secure online client portal.
In the first session, you will go more in depth regarding your goals for treatment. By the second or third session, the two of you will decide on a treatment plan including frequency of sessions and the suggested length of time to reach your goals. This may include adding support such as nutrition counseling, group therapy or other holistic modalities. We want you to feel like you are continuously making progress and will check in with you along the way to make any adjustments.
THE CLIENT EXPERIENCE
A significant part of Evolve’s mission is to ease the process in finding excellent eating disorder recovery services. In order to make sure we are meeting the needs and expectations of our clients, we send an anonymous feedback questionnaire assessing their experience from the first intake call to their current therapy experience. You can see the results of this questionnaire here.
FEES & INSURANCE
Evolve Wellness fees are comparable to other therapists in the Bay Area, ranging from $125 – $200. We want this process to be as simple as possible, therefore we accept multiple forms of payment including personal check, cash, credit card, HSA, FSA, Venmo or Paypal.
We accept PPO insurance with all insurance companies which cover out-of-network providers. If you are unsure of your mental health benefits, we recommend calling the customer support number on your insurance card and asking the following questions:
- Does my plan cover out of network providers?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, how much of my deductible have I met thus far?
- Will the full session fee be covered or a percentage?
- What information do I need from my provider?
- Where do I send my claims and/or statements from my provider?
Our intake coordinator can also help you determine if you are eligible for benefits by providing the following information during your intake call:
- Is this a PPO or HMO?
- Full Name:
- Are you the policy holder? If not, name and DOB of policy holder:
- Is this an employer policy? If so, name of employer:
- Insurance company name & phone number:
- Insurance ID #:
- Insurance group # (if applicable):
Benefits of Self-Pay versus Insurance
We understand that the cost of therapy is an investment. The ability to use insurance benefits for therapy is undoubtedly helpful in relieving some of the expense of treatment. Yet, there are significant benefits to self-pay. When using insurance, the number of sessions are often limited and will necessitate reports of your progress, requiring your confidential information to be shared. In addition, the clinician must document a mental disorder diagnosis. In contrast, when choosing to self-pay, everything is kept confidential. If your insurance offers out of network benefits, we will provide a receipt documenting the date of sessions and payment received, absolutely no confidential information will be shared unless requested by you.
Giving Back + Prevention Efforts
At Evolve, we strongly believe in not only the importance of excellent treatment but the need for more prevention education regarding eating disorders. When you work with an Evolve clinician, a portion of your fee goes to the Eating Disorder Resource Center (EDRC), a non-profit organization that links resources, information and support for eating disorders in Silicon Valley.
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