Eugene Center for Anxiety and Stress

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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET BETTER?

Because treatment depends on so many individual factors, knowing treatment duration is not a perfect science. However, the treatment techniques we use are not intended to be long-term therapy techniques. A “Course of Treatment” includes weekly sessions for about six months, although research finds that those who attend just six sessions, complete weekly assignments, and engage in exposure exercises show improvement in their anxiety up 18 months later (Glenn et al., 2013). Over a span of 18-30 sessions (which would work out to 4-6 months), there is generally enough time to build a trusting relationship with a therapist, learn new skills for how to manage anxiety and stress, and to practice them in your day to day life. However, each person is different, and we will individual care based on each persons needs, which might mean you need fewer or more sessions.

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

First, it is helpful to remember that the healthcare system is complicated. We do contract with many insurance plans, and others we work with as out-of-network providers. We are currently in-network with the following insurance providers: Kaiser, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pacificsource, First Choice Health, Moda, Providence, Medicare, Trillium, Triwest, and OHP Open Card. We are considered out-of-network for all other insurance plans, including CCOs that manage OHP members outside of Lane County. We bill insurance companies directly on behalf of our clients with their permission, and will bill the client directly for the copay/coinsurance and the difference between what the insurance company covers and our rates (for out of network).

More information about mental health coverage and insurance can be found here.

WHAT ARE YOUR OUT OF POCKET RATES?

Our rates for the most common psychotherapy codes for those who do not want to use their health insurnace are as follows:

Intake/Assessment Session: $300
45-minute session: $175
60-minute session: $270
Group therapy: $50
Psychological Assessment: $2500

For services that are covered by insurance and that we are in-network with, the rates are set by the insurance panel.

Our administrative staff will be happy to discuss our rates with you.

ARE YOUR SERVICES CONFIDENTIAL?

As a healthcare organization, we are subject to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), which provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Here is a link to our privacy policies: HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

CAN I PAY OUT OF POCKET AND CHOOSE NOT TO USE MY HEALTH BENEFITS?

Some people choose to pay for services out of pocket instead of using their insurance benefits. A recent law has provided safeguards for those who choose to do so, called the No Surprises Act. Here is a link: No Surprises Act. You will need to sign a form confirming that you do not want to use your insurance benefits.

Learn More about Anxiety and Stress

Recommended Workbooks

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook
The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety
The OCD Workbook
Mindfulness Workbook for OCD
The PTSD Workbook

Other Mental Health Resources in Eugene/Springfield