Are you exhausted by the amount of time and energy you spend thinking about food & your weight?
If you are struggling with your eating or have an eating disorder, most likely you have tried numerous ways to find a way out of the constant internal battle of what, when, and how much to eat and exercise in order to lose or maintain your weight. Yet, for many, this struggle has been present for so many years, that it can feel nearly impossible to imagine life without it. Diets are often considered the solution to gaining control, but ultimately leave the dieter feeling overwhelmed and hopeless.
Now is the time to try something different. It is possible to free yourself from the negative, controlling, and critical thoughts that consume your days and live a life truly aligned with your values.
Having a supportive person in your corner, to guide you in making the changes you desire, can bring about long-lasting healing and transform the way you think about your food, body, and yourself.
Choosing a therapist can be challenging; we want to simplify this process. Once you reach out to us, we will have a complimentary intake call to discuss what you would like to work on and answer any questions regarding our group. If it feels like a good fit, then we will recommend a clinician who meets your unique needs. An initial assessment session will then be scheduled, typically within 1-2 weeks. Following the call, you will receive intake documents electronically via our secure online client portal.
In the first session with your clinician, you will go more in-depth regarding your goals. By the second or third session, the two of you will decide on a treatment plan including the 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.
A significant part of Evolve’s mission is to ease the process of finding excellent therapeutic support and 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. We are consistently ranked in the 90 – 100th percentile. You can see the results of this questionnaire here.
Fees & Insurance
Evolve Wellness fees are comparable to other therapists in the Bay Area with similar specialties and levels of training. Accepted forms of payment include personal check, cash, credit card, HSA, FSA, Venmo, or Paypal.
All Evolve clinicians are out-of-network providers and will be happy to provide you with a statement for your insurance provider for possible reimbursement. 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 is often limited and may necessitate reports of your progress. 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.
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 policyholder? If not, the name and DOB of the policyholder:
- Is this an employer policy? If so, name of employer:
- Insurance company name & phone number:
- Insurance ID #:
- Insurance group # (if applicable):
DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY
Each Evolve clinician believes in providing care to all people regardless of their age, weight, culture, disabilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
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 as well as The Loveland Foundation, an organization committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.
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