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  • How do I schedule an appointment?
    We are NOT currently accepting new clients. Please visit the Wait List section of our website to enter your contact information to get connected to one of our therapists when therapy slots opens up. Please complete the entire form including insurance information, if applicable, and preferred dates/times for sessions to expedite this process.
  • Where is your practice located?
    Therapy For Black Moms is a 100% virtual therapy practice in New Jersey. We do not have a physical space at this time.
  • Do you offer virtual sessions?
    Yes, we are a 100% virtual therapy practice in New Jersey. We conduct all of our therapy session using a secured telehealth platform.
  • How much does therapy cost?
    Individual therapy-50-minutes $175; 90-minutes $255 Couples therapy-50-minutes $195; 90-minutes $275 Family therapy-50-minutes $220; 90-minutes $300
  • Do you accept health insurance?
    We DO accept insurance through Headway! We accept the following insurances ONLY: Aetna Cigna Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Oscar Health Oxford United Healthcare If you'd like to use your health insurance please schedule a consultation or email Barbara@therapyforblkmoms to get setup. If you do not have any of the plans above, we are considered an out-of-network provider. You may be able to obtain reimbursement from your health insurance provider for therapy services depending on your coverage plan. We are more than happy to provide you with a superbill for potential reimbursement if you have out-of-network coverage. Please consult with your health insurance provider to see if they offer out-of-network reimbursements. When you contact your insurance company, you will need to give them: Name, as it appears on the insurance card Date of Birth Policy Number Group ID Number The phone number of your insurance company will be on the back of the insurance card. Here are some important questions you can ask your insurance company regarding your coverage for out-of-network therapy (also known as counseling, psychotherapy, or mental health services): Do I have benefits that cover out-patient mental health services? Does my plan allow you to go to an out-of-network provider for therapy or counseling? What services can be covered under my plan? How many therapy sessions does my plan cover? What is the coverage amount per therapy session? Is approval required from my primary care physician?
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    We accept all major credit cards and Health Savings Account (HSA) card payments
  • What if I cannot afford the full therapy fee?
    We believe that every mom deserves access to high-quality therapy. As a result, we offer some reduced-fee services on an as needed basis for limited amounts of time. We also seek out and partner with donors and funders to provide scholarships for moms to receive monetary support for them to gain access therapy services when finances are a barrier. Please complete the Therapy Fund Interest Form under our Get Support section to be contacted about receiving support for therapy services. PLEASE NOTE-Funding for services is not guaranteed and can vary in amount depending on the availability funds from donors or other funders.
  • How do I donate to support a mom in receiving therapy services?
    You can donate by clicking the Sponsor a Mom/Donate buttons at the top of our website pages. You can also donate by visiting the Give Support section of our website to donate as well.
  • How do I apply for therapy funding?
    Please visit the Get Support section of our website to complete the Therapy Fund Interest Form to apply for the therapy fund.
  • How long are therapy sessions?
    Individual, couple, and family therapy sessions can be 50 or 90 minutes.
  • How long are clients usually in therapy?
    This varies. On average, most clients attend for 8-10 sessions however, some stay longer or shorter depending on their needs and treatment goals.
  • How often do I have to come to Therapy?
    This varies. Some clients come weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly depending on their needs and treatment goals.
  • Does every client at Therapy For Black Moms receive funding for their therapy services?
    No. Full funding for services is not provided to all clients nor is it guaranteed.
  • What is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)?
    Marriage and family therapy is a mental health practice based on research and theory that an individual’s behavioural, mental, emotional, and relational issues do not happen in insolation. MFTs, as mental health providers, practice from the belief that in order to effectively evaluate, understand, and treat the problems that people bring to therapy, they have to understand them within the context of a client’s relationships and social world. MFTs bring a holistic perspective to mental health care. We are concerned with the overall, long-term well-being of individuals and their families. This perspective makes MFT particularly appropriate for Black/African American and People Of Color (POC) because of its emphasis on relationships and understanding people’s problems and wellness within their social and relational contexts. MFTs are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems. MFTs are licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders. We work with individuals, couples, and families. MFTs treat a wide range of clinical problems including but not limited to depression, anxiety, marital/relationship problems, psychological problems, trauma, racial trauma, parent-child problems, and sibling relationships.
  • Do you have to be married so see a marriage and family therapist?
    No, you don’t have to be married to see an MFT.
  • I have heard that if I talk to a therapist, it means that I am showing a lack of Faith in God.
    MFTs are trained to respect and consider the spiritual or religious backgrounds of our clients. We also understand that our clients’ spirituality or religion can be a source of strength and resource in their lives, so we do incorporate this important aspect of their lives in our work together.
  • Does it mean I'm crazy if I need a therapist?
    Absolutely not! This is an old-fashioned mentality – based on outdated styles of therapy that only looked for sickness. Choosing therapy is healthy and it means you have made the brave and courageous decision to reach out and accept help when you need it!
  • What is Racial Trauma?
    Racial trauma is the effects of racism and race-based stressors that Black/African American and People of Color (POC) experience and witness daily. Experiencing and witnessing racial discrimination, micro-aggressions, assaults, community violence, and harassments (overt or covert) negatively impact the mental, emotional, and relational health of Black people and POC – regardless of age, class, gender, sexual orientation, or religion. In addition to the stressors of life, work and relationships, the effects of racial trauma challenge the overall well-being of Black/POC lives and relationships. The symptoms of racial trauma can include depression, anxiety, poor concentration, irritability, persistent distorted blame of self and others, persistent negative emotional state, and reckless/self-destructive behavior.
  • Does what we talk about in Therapy remain confidential? 
    Confidentiality is an important part of our code of ethics as therapists. We understand that for you to feel comfortable revealing sensitive information (which allows your therapy to be effective) you must feel safe with and trust us with sensitive matters. As therapists, we will provide you with a confidential disclosure agreement that explains how your personal information is handled. We take your privacy seriously, and what you discuss with your therapist in session stays in the room and within our therapy services. However, there are some situations in which state law and professional ethics provide exceptions to confidentiality and require disclosure. These include: Suspected violence, abuse, or neglect of children, the elderly, or people with disabilities. Suspicion the client may harm themselves or others.
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