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  • How does the initial free consultation work?
    Starting therapy with Dawn is straightforward and stress-free. She offers a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to help you begin your journey. Here’s what you can expect during this initial call: Discussing Your Current Situation: We’ll talk about the reasons you are seeking therapy at this moment. Understanding your current challenges is the first step towards personalized care. Previous Therapy Experiences: If you’ve had therapy in the past, we’ll discuss your experiences and how you felt about them. This helps tailor the therapy to better suit your needs and expectations. Setting Goals: We’ll explore what you hope to achieve through therapy. Whether it's personal growth, relationship improvement, or coping with specific issues, setting clear goals is crucial for effective therapy. Practical Details: We’ll answer any questions you might have regarding fees, scheduling, and any other logistical aspects of starting therapy. This initial consultation is a great opportunity for us to connect and assess how we can work together towards your mental health and well-being.
  • How much does therapy cost?
    Dawn is committed to providing quality care tailored to your needs. Our pricing structure is as follows: Individual Sessions: Each 50-minute individual therapy session is priced at $150.00. Couples Therapy: For couples, a 50-minute session is $185.00, designed to cater to the unique dynamics of your relationship. Family Therapy: The cost for 50-minute family therapy session is $185.00. Dawn believes in transparent pricing to ensure that you can plan your therapy journey with confidence and clarity.
  • Do you offer a sliding scale?
    Yes, Dawn is committed to making therapy accessible to all. She understands that everyone's financial situation is different, and happy to discuss the possibility of a sliding scale based on your individual needs and her current availability for new sliding scale appointments. Please note that the availability of these slots varies, and it's dependent on both your specific requirements and my capacity at the time of your inquiry. If, unfortunately, Dawn is unable to accommodate your need for reduced-fee therapy at the moment, she is more than willing to assist you by providing referrals to community clinics that can offer support at a lower cost. Your mental well-being is Dawn's priority, and she is here to work with you to explore the best options for your therapeutic journey.
  • Do you accept Insurance?
    While Dawn does not directly accept insurance, she is committed to assisting you in utilizing your insurance benefits. Dawn can provide you with a monthly superbill if needed. A superbill is a receipt of services provided, which you can submit to your PPO insurance for potential partial reimbursement, provided you have coverage for out-of-network providers. However, navigating insurance can be complex, and it's important to verify your eligibility for reimbursement with your insurance company. If you're considering using a superbill for insurance reimbursement, here are some key questions to ask your insurance provider: Do you accept superbills for out-of-network services? Am I eligible to use an out-of-network provider for mental health services? Is there a cap on the number of sessions per year that you will cover? What percentage or amount of the therapy session cost will you reimburse? Understanding these aspects of your insurance policy will help ensure a smoother process for seeking reimbursement.
  • Where are therapy sessions conducted?
    Dawn offers flexible options to meet your needs: Teletherapy: For clients based in California, she provides convenient and secure teletherapy sessions. This option allows you to access therapy from the comfort of your own space, ensuring flexibility and confidentiality. In-Person Sessions: If you prefer face-to-face therapy, we welcome you to our office located in West Hollywood. Our address is: 8702 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. Here, you can experience a warm and inviting environment for your therapy sessions. Whether you choose teletherapy or in-person sessions, Dawn's goal is to provide a supportive and effective therapeutic experience tailored to your preferences.
  • What kinds of therapy do you offer?
    We provide a variety of therapeutic services to cater to diverse needs. Our offerings include: Individual Therapy: Tailored to your personal growth and healing, these sessions focus on individual concerns and aspirations. We work together to navigate personal challenges and foster self-discovery. Couples Therapy: Designed to strengthen relationships, couples therapy addresses the dynamics between partners. We explore communication patterns, relationship challenges, and ways to deepen connection and understanding. Family Therapy: Aimed at improving family dynamics, these sessions involve working with family members to enhance communication, resolve conflicts, and promote a harmonious family environment. Each session typically lasts 50 minutes, offering a dedicated space for exploration, understanding, and growth in a supportive and confidential setting.
  • What issues do you treat in therapy?
    At Dawn Holiski Therapy, we specialize in a diverse range of mental health and relationship issues, understanding that each individual's experience is unique. Dawn is a member of and has worked with the LGBTQI+ community, spent years within the Foster/Adoption constellation and is a member of a diverse family unit. She is especially skilled at supporting individuals and families in these communities. Some of the common areas we address include: Anxiety and Stress: Managing symptoms of anxiety, stress, and panic, and developing coping strategies for everyday challenges. Depression: Assisting individuals experiencing symptoms of depression, including persistent sadness, loss of interest, and feelings of hopelessness. Relationship Issues: Working with couples and individuals to navigate relationship challenges, improve communication, and foster healthier dynamics. Family Conflicts: Addressing family-related issues, enhancing family relationships, and resolving conflicts through family therapy. Self-Esteem and Personal Growth: Helping individuals improve self-esteem, self-worth, and personal development. Life Transitions: Supporting clients through significant life changes such as career transitions, relationship changes, or loss. Trauma: Providing therapy for those dealing with the effects of big T and little T traumas. This list is not exhaustive, and we approach each client's concerns with empathy, professionalism, and a commitment to providing personalized care. If you're dealing with an issue not listed here, please feel free to reach out to discuss how we can support you in your therapy journey.
  • What are Dawn Holiski's credentials?
    Dawn Holiski is a dedicated and skilled therapist with the following qualifications: Educational Background: Dawn holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University showcasing her extensive academic training in the field of therapy. Professional Licensure: She is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, holding the certification number AMFT #144072. This registration is a testament to her specialized training and commitment to the field of marriage and family therapy. Supervised Practice: Dawn's work is employed and supervised by Oliver Drakeford, who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #104987) and a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP). His supervision ensures that clients receive care that is both expertly guided and adheres to the highest professional standards. Dawn Holiski's credentials reflect her dedication to providing compassionate, knowledgeable, and effective therapy services. Her background and ongoing supervision under a licensed professional ensure that clients receive quality care tailored to their unique needs.
  • What is the No Surprises Act and what does a “Good Faith Estimate” entail?
    The No Surprises Act is a federal law that aims to protect patients from unexpected medical bills. As part of this act, you, as a client seeking mental health care, have specific rights regarding the cost of your therapy sessions. Good Faith Estimate: Under this law, healthcare providers, including psychotherapists, are required to provide clients who are uninsured or not using insurance a "Good Faith Estimate." This is an estimate of the expected charges for healthcare services, including psychotherapy. Right to Information: Before scheduling a service, you can request a Good Faith Estimate from your healthcare provider. This estimate will detail the total expected cost for any non-emergency healthcare services you are considering, including all psychotherapy sessions. Bill Dispute Rights: If you receive a bill that is at least $400 higher than your Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the charge. It’s advisable to keep a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate for reference. Further Information: For more details or if you have questions about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, you can visit the official website at Understanding these provisions can help you manage the financial aspects of your therapy more effectively and avoid unexpected expenses.


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