Our New Insurance Updates for 2015
Value Options / Cigna / United / Optum / Humana Clients / AETNA and BCBS
Our New Insurance Updates for 2015; as of December 1, 2014, I am no longer accepting Value Options, Cigna, United, Optum, Humana, Aetna or Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans as an in-network or “covered provider”.
WHAT CAN I DO IF I HAVE INSURANCE?
Current clients who have already been seeing me under one of these insurance plans and wishes to continue to do so has several options -please contact me to discuss. New clients, please see the options indicated below.
Direct-Fee Psychotherapy Clients
Direct-Fee (private rate) Psychotherapy rates will increase on January 1, 2015. The new insurance statements known as “super bills” will be provided for you, if requested, at the time of service. These insurance statements are only supplied for direct-fee psychotherapy. Retrospective statements are not provided. More info will be available on www.carrettin.com in December 2014.
Professional Coaching / Consultation Clients and Critical Incident Services
Professional Coaching and Consultation services will continue to be offered. Information regarding these services for addiction recovery, grief/loss, cancer/heart disease patients, traumatic/critical events and life transitions can be found on the new website for these services at www.texasrecoverysupport.com in December.
If you have any additional questions – please contact us directly.
Our New Insurance Updates for 2015 / Live Better Live Now / Houston, Texas
A Bit About What Makes Us Different…
Mindfulness based therapies are based on age old techniques that have been used across the globe and have more recently been combined with CBT. As a compliment to CBT, mindfulness training enhances awareness of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors as they occur, while emphasizing acceptance of individual experiences.
Mindfulness can be described as “focusing with intention, in the present moment, without judgment”. Mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches take the view that attempting to change the content of incapacitating thoughts is less productive in the long term than learning to develop control over the processes that maintain them.
Because much of life stress stems from worrying about past or future events, present focused training is a powerful method by which to handle discomfort caused by unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The basic objective is to redefine our appraisal of what thoughts are; just “thoughts”, rather than “truths” we have about ourselves and the world.
The Core Goals of Mindfulness-Integrated CBT are:
(a) Gain attentional control and discontinue living “automatically”. Increase your ability to shift attention, rather than allowing emotion to determine your focus.
(b) Cultivate a nonjudgmental and more objective perspective of emotions, thoughts, and physiologic sensations. You as a whole are much more than thoughts and emotions.
(c) Increase ability to live in the moment rather than focusing on the past or the future. Live life to the fullest by focusing attention on current experiences in the here and now.