If you are new to The Parent Pilot, here is flight information to help you to get started with your counseling experience.
• Most medical insurance cover the costs for counseling. Your co-pay will vary depending on your provider and your plan.
• Private (self) pay is an option at a fee of $125 per session
BlueCross/BlueShield of GA
If you are visiting The Parent Pilot for the first time, there is information we will need to gather from you and disclosures you will be asked to read and acknowledge. You can save time at our offices by reviewing and completing these forms in advance of your initial visit.
These important forms explain your rights and terms you should be aware of. Please read them carefully. These are for you to keep – you do not need to bring them with you:
You will be required to complete the Client Information form and one of the following Intake forms before your first session. Completing these forms in advance of your visit and bringing them with you will save you time at our offices:
Please select the form that corresponds to the type of counseling you are seeking:
Many, many clinical research studies have validated that psychotherapy is generally effective in helping people of all ages to improve their emotional well-being, enhance their way of relating to other people, and make desired changes in behavior. There are a number of ways that psychotherapy or counseling helps. Psychotherapy provides a caring, confidential environment in which to talk about your current concerns and reflect on desired life changes. Additionally, your therapist can help you to understand how patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving have developed overtime, and suggest specific changes to help you lead a more fulfilled life.
New clients are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early for their first appointment in order to complete the required registration and information forms. At your first appointment, your therapist will want to understand your most pressing concerns. Additionally, he or she will ask you about other areas of your life that may be relevant to your overall well-being. Generally, within the first session or two your therapist will design an individualized treatment plan with you that describes your goals and the plan to meet those goals.
The length of time you will require services depends upon the number and kind of goals that you set, and is always your decision. Many clients find that they can meet their goals within a few months of treatment. Your mental health professional will work with you to design a treatment plan based on your goals and will periodically check in with you to identify your progress and any additional goals that have surfaced. Some clients choose to participate in ongoing therapy. They find that with its many opportunities for personal growth, psychotherapy may continue to benefit them even after meeting their initial goals.
Children and adolescents’ benefit from learning insights and coping skills that are presented by the therapist in an age-appropriate manner. In addition to working one-to-one with a child or adolescent, therapists may seek input from important adults, such as parents, caregivers and teachers. Mostchild/adolescent mental health professionals will coach parents on how best to address the needs of a child struggling with behavioral or emotional issues.
The Parent Pilot is eligible to receive payment from most insurance plans, including most HMOs and Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs). Our services are generally eligible for FSA and HSA reimbursement. Potential patients can usually obtain coverage and benefit information by calling their insurance company. Some companies require preauthorization to obtain the maximum benefits. Ultimately, patients are financially responsible for services received, our staff can assist in clarifying benefit information.
Appointments are available Monday through Saturday, days and evenings at all sites. Generally, as a new patient, you will have the opportunity to speak with the specific mental health professional to whom you have been referred prior to setting the first appointment. This allows you to discuss that clinician’s current hours of availability and ask any other questions you may have about services offered.
The following approaches and treatment orientations are used:
- Cognitive-Behavioral psychotherapy
- Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
- Solutions-focused brief therapy
To request records for services received at any of our locations, we must have a signed written release of information
from the patient or legal representative.
Once completed, contact your specific provider, or contact our central office at (678) 310-9225