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Psychology 2017-01-23T08:56:25+00:00

psychology

Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered
and on a positive path to growth and well-being.

As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true self and potential and lead a life worth living.  While one cannot change the past, we can work together to discover how one’s history impacts one’s present and we can uncover your values to determine the life you value living now.  My goal is to help you define your own values-driven life and to teach you the skills to bridge the gap between the life you are living and life you want to be living.  Trained in brief therapy, my goal is to help you reduce the suffering in your life in the shortest amount of time possible.

If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Please call or email me for an individual, couples, or family therapy intake consultation today.  I also offer psychological testing services.

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SERVICES PROVIDED

Dr. Erin Oksol works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services that span from therapy for individuals (including children, adolescents, and adults), families, and couples, to psychological testing and supervision/consultation services. Dr. Erin provides intellectual (e.g., IQ) testing, cognitive functioning testing, ADHD screening, and a wide variety of other psychological testing services. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, Dr. Erin provides a highly personalized approach tailored to each of her clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth and treatment goals they are striving to reach.

Services provided include:

  • Individual Therapy (children-adolescents-adults)
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Psychological Testing

About Dr. Erin:

Feel free to download Dr. Oksol’s curriculum vita.

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Treatment specializations include:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression/Mood Disorders and Anxiety Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Play Therapy
  • Childhood Behavior Problems/Disorders
  • Bedwetting
  • Couples Counseling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD-both in Children and Adults)
  • Trauma (Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Positive Parenting Skills Training
  • Grief Counseling (Loss of Loved One, Post-Partum Depression, Loss of Job, Divorce/Relationship Breakup)
  • Stress and Time Management
  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Conflict Resolution & Problem-Solving Skills
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for Individuals/Couples/Families
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness/Acceptance Therapies

RATES & INSURANCE

$250 for initial intake evaluation
$150 per 50-minute therapy session

Reduced Fee: Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.

Payment: Cash, check and all major credit cards are accepted for payment.

Insurance Accepted: Dr. Oksol is a contracted provider for many insurance carriers.  You can discuss this with Dr. Erin Oksol when you contact her to determine if she is in-network for your particular insurance plan.

Cancellation Policy: Clients are asked to provide Dr. Oksol with at least 24 hours notice for all cancelled appointments when possible.
If you do not show for a scheduled therapy appointment, that is deemed a “No Show” and you will be required to pay a $50.00 no-show fee (most insurance policies do not cover this fee).

COMMON QUESTIONS

Generally, our sessions will take place in my office at 4747 Caughlin Parkway, Suite #9, Reno, NV, 89519. Sessions will last 50 minutes unless other arrangements are made. When clinically warranted and appropriate, we can schedule meetings in your home, on the phone, or in the community. Your family members or friends can also be included in your treatment. If any of these types of sessions seem appropriate, we must, and will, discuss them fully beforehand, including any additional fees that may apply.

You and I will complete a separate financial agreement form as part of our initial session. Payment in full is expected at the time of each session. You have the option of paying by cash, check, or credit card. Although I discourage it, you can also be billed for services, if this is more convenient for you. If you are experiencing financial hardship, we can also discuss a “sliding scale” fee for my services. If I am not able to accept your health insurance, I can provide you with an itemized receipt for services that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. While you must discuss any details regarding your coverage or reimbursement with your insurer, feel free to let me know if there is any other way that I can assist you in being reimbursed. If you plan on utilizing your insurance to pay for services, please note that you will be responsible for any non-authorized or non-covered services. Please be aware that if you fall 30 days behind in paying your bill, you will receive a reminder notice in the mail. If you fall 60 days behind we will need to discuss the situation by telephone or in person. If you fall 90 days behind, your account will be referred to a collection agency. However, you should know that before any such referral is made I will make every attempt to contact you to resolve the situation informally. It is expected that sometimes events will occur that will make it impossible for you to attend a scheduled session. If this should happen, please call to cancel no later than 24 hours before your session. If you do not call and do not attend your session you will be charged a “no show” fee. This fee will be set in our initial session.

Confidentiality is vital to a therapy relationship. Confidentiality means that I will not reveal any information about you (including that you are my client) to any other individual or organization without your explicit permission. However, there are important legal limitations to confidentiality that you should be aware of. I am legally required to break confidentiality under the following conditions:

  • If you inform me of any child abuse or elder abuse.
  • Ιf you give me reason to believe that you would be a danger to yourself or someone else.
  • If you become involved in a legal proceeding and a valid court order is issued instructing me to provide confidential information about your treatment to the court.

You should be aware that I use a billing service, First Solutions, to obtain payment for services and to track my client’s payments. First Solutions is an established billing service in our community and has signed a confidentiality agreement with me in the interests of protecting your privacy. In order to facilitate billing activities, some information regarding our relationship will be related to others, for example, banks, credit card companies, or insurance companies, depending upon how you intend to pay for services. Additionally, if it becomes necessary for me to use a collection agency to obtain payment, information about your identity and our relationship would need to be shared with the agency. Please know that it is of the highest importance to me to protect your family’s privacy. When it is necessary to share confidential information, know that I will share ONLY the information necessary, and that I will always attempt to inform you prior to any compromise of your confidentiality.

Please also be aware, that any electronic transmission of information between my office and you or your insurance company, whether by cell phone, e-mail, or FAX machine poses a risk to your privacy. These devices are not secure and I have no control over information transmitted by these means. This information is potentially available to anyone with the ability to retrieve it.

While no one can make a guarantee regarding the outcome of psychotherapy, over 60 years of carefully designed research have documented its effectiveness in addressing mental health and behavior issues and other life problems. During our initial sessions, we will directly discuss your goals for therapy, and my impressions of the degree to which my services can help you reach those goals. While little research has been done on the potential negative effects of psychotherapy, experience has shown that being in therapy can bring up painful emotions and memories, and may be disruptive to interpersonal relationships. It has been said that in therapy things may get worse before they get better. I will discuss any foreseeable concerns I have regarding therapy related risks with you on an ongoing basis. I fully invite you to do the same. I encourage you to feel free to consult with me in person, by telephone, or by letter regarding therapeutic progress or any other concerns you may have.

The type of treatment I provide, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, has been shown to be successful in helping people address a wide variety of problems and concerns. However, you should know that there are many different types of mental health treatment, and that you may find them helpful. There are a number of medical treatments that are believed to be effective in addressing emotional and behavioral concerns, as well as other psychological treatments, and alternative medicine. I will be happy to discuss any of these options with you, to the degree that I am professionally able, to see if they would be useful for you to utilize in addition to, or instead of, our sessions. You should know that selecting a mental health professional to work with is a very personal process. If you do not feel that you and I will be able to work together effectively, either now or in the future, I will be happy to assist you in locating a new therapist or an alternative method of addressing your concerns.

Therapy is a professional service I can provide to you. Because of the nature of therapy, our relationship has to be different from most relationships. It may differ in how long it lasts, in the topics we discuss, or in the goals of our relationship. It must also be limited to the relationship of therapist and client only. Because I am your therapist, additional relationships like these are improper:

  • I cannot be your supervisor, teacher, or evaluator.
  • I cannot provide therapy to people I used to know socially, or to former business contacts.
  • I cannot have any other kind of business relationship with you besides the therapy itself. For example, I cannot employ you, lend to or borrow from you, or trade or barter your services (things like tutoring, repairing, child care, etc.) or goods for therapy.
  • I cannot give legal, medical, financial, or any other type of advice outside the scope of my professional expertise.

There are important differences between therapy and friendship. A therapist helps you learn how to solve problems better and make better decisions. A therapist’s responses to your situation are based on tested theories and methods of change. You should also know that therapists are required to keep the identity of their clients secret. Therefore, I may not acknowledge you when we meet in a public place. Lastly, when our therapy is completed, I will not be able to be a friend to you like your other friends. In sum, my duty as therapist is to care for you and my other clients, but only in the professional role of psychologist.

It is common for those seeking psychological services to feel both eager to get going and nervous about starting. If you have any questions and feel you need answers before our initial appointment, please CONTACT ME so we can discuss them.

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