do you offer counseling / therapy in my area?
For therapy service, clients must reside in Texas since all of our therapists are licensed in Texas only.
do you offer coaching in my area?
We offer coaching services to anyone residing in the U.S. or internationally.
what ages do you work with?
We specialize in treating adults and adolescents age 15+. Occasionally, we will accept clients who are younger if we feel he/she is a good fit for one of our therapists.
what other issues do you treat besides eating disorders?
Other issues we commonly treat in therapy include:
anxiety and depression
substance (drug and alcohol) use
do you see clients in your office or online?
We mostly do teletherapy appointments, but Cherie does offer in-person sessions at the Food Freedom Therapy™ office in Grapevine, Texas on Mondays.
how do online appointments work?
Live video sessions allow you to talk with your therapist or coach in a virtual face-to-face setting (similar to Skype). We use a HIPAA-compliant platform called Simple Practice to ensure confidentiality. The system will send you a unique link for each appointment ahead of time. At the time of our scheduled session, you will use the link to log into Simple Practice online or on their app. Your therapist or coach will initiate the virtual session and you’ll get started—it’s easy and 100% secure.
what is the difference between eating disorder therapy and coaching—which is right for me?
We respect that clinical eating disorders are complex and medically dangerous mental illnesses, and as such, coaching is meant to supplement treatment you’re already getting from a therapist or dietitian, not take the place of it. Also, counseling is the more appropriate option for anyone who is dealing with other serious mental health issues like depression or anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or unresolved trauma.
We typically require coaching clients to be working with a therapist or dietitian; however, coaching might be an appropriate stand-alone service for someone with subclinical disordered eating, body image issues, or who is further along in their recovery.
Click here to read more about the differences between counseling and coaching.
how long will I need counseling or coaching?
This varies depending on the issues you are struggling with and your goals. It also depends on how much work you are willing to put into the process in between sessions.
do you take insurance?
We do not accept insurance, but can provide a superbill that you can submit to insurance for out-of-network reimbursement if they offer that (we recommend double-checking with your insurance company about specific benefits and processes since it varies by plan).
Sometimes we are asked why we don’t take insurance. Our experience dealing with insurance companies at higher levels of care has taught us that, unfortunately, using insurance limits client confidentiality, puts clients at risk for increased insurance premiums, and often means getting benefits cut off before clients are ready to end treatment. The amount of paperwork that is involved for us as clinicians when dealing with insurance companies also means we can see fewer clients in a day and would have to turn away more people who need help.
We believe treatment is a highly personal and individualized process that should be guided by collaboration between you, the client, and your therapist… without the interference of a third-party whose goal is to pay out as little benefits as possible.
what are your fees for therapy / counseling?
The cost of each session is $125, but we do reserve some sliding scale spots for clients in financial need, so please contact us about that if needed.
what are your fees for eating disorder coaching?
The cost of each session is $65 and coaching is typically not reimbursed by insurance.