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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance? No. Discovery Counseling does not accept any type of insurance. Upon request, we will provide a Superbill that can be submitted for out-of-network reimbursement if your policy provides for that. Please check with your insurance company about your specific benefits.

I already see a therapist, but would like to try equine-assisted psychotherapy too. Is that ok? We do work in collaboration with other therapists to provide equine-assisted psychotherapy as an adjunct. We require a release of information, and the client’s understanding that we will work closely with the primary therapist to coordinate care. We monitor this process closely to ensure that the two modalities are not overlapping, creating confusion, or creating overwhelm. It is always important to remember that equine-assisted psychotherapy is not a recreation or leisure activity, and two therapies can become intense and overwhelming.

What are your fees? We offer several different lengths of sessions in order to meet individual needs: i. Initial 30-minute consultation: No charge ii. 50-minute sessions: $150 iii. 60-minute sessions: $180 iv. 90-minute sessions: $265

Will we ride the horses? The majority of the sessions are conducted on the ground. However, we do provide mounted sessions when this is in the client’s best interest. These mounted sessions are not riding sessions, and are conducted in very specific ways for specific reasons.

How often will I need to come to therapy? This is highly individualized, and is determined with you. The majority of clients begin with weekly sessions. Some clients start with longer sessions and come less frequently.

What do you require to work with children of divorced parents? We require copies of custody paperwork and will work with both parents. If the divorce is considered a high conflict divorce, we will refer you to a therapist with expertise in that area. We do not have that expertise, and this is outside our scope of practice. We will be able to work with you to make that determination.

How long will I be in therapy? The length of treatment depends upon your goals, your motivation, and the frequency of sessions. We work closely with you to determine when it is time to reduce frequency or stop altogether. We review your goals and presenting issues frequently to measure progress.

When are you open? We see clients on Mondays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Spring site, and on Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Fulshear site. Additional days and times may open as the need dictates.

What happens when I call for a free consultation? The initial consultation can be held in person or via Zoom. This consultation is an opportunity for you to interview us. It is not an intake session, and we will not ask you for any information. Generally, potential clients visit in person, meet us, tour the facility, and meet the horses. We will answer any questions you have about our practice at that time. Should you decide to move forward after that meeting, we will schedule your initial appointment. We will then send you information and background questionnaires to complete before that appointment through a HIPAA compliant portal. The first session is scheduled for 90 minutes, so that we can go over the information you have completed, gather additional information, and work together to develop your goals for therapy. During that time, we will discuss length and frequency of sessions.

Is equine-assisted psychotherapy real therapy? Equine-assisted psychotherapy is first and foremost a mental health service provided by licensed mental health professionals. Therapists who provide equine-assisted psychotherapy have additional training in integrating equines into treatment.

Do you offer Telehealth? Yes. Telehealth is available through this practice in two ways. Some clients prefer to attend therapy solely through Telehealth, and never come into the office. Those sessions are scheduled on days other than Monday or Tuesday. Other clients prefer in-person sessions, but occasionally convert to Telehealth for one or more sessions due to weather, health concerns or scheduling conflicts. Those clients are seen through Zoom during their regularly scheduled appointments.

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