Frequently Asked Questions

I provide therapy to people in a warm environment with a compassionate voice, helping you feel validated, renewed, and strengthened.

Do you accept Insurance?

Yes - I am an In-Network Provider for: Aetna, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA - a Medcost subsidiary) and Cigna. Prior to the first session, clients are responsible for verifying insurance benefits and applicable deductibles, co-insurance, and/or co-payments. Once you provide a copy of your insurance, I will bill your insurance. You will be responsible for any co-payment, co-insurance, or plan deductible. A Superbill can be provided for you to file with your insurance if I am not a participating member with your insurance.
I no longer accept insurance for Couples Counseling.

Do you prescribe medication?

I am not a licensed physician. As such, I am not credentialed to offer medical advice or treatment commonly provided by Medical doctors or Advanced Practice Provider (NP or PA-C). If there is reason to believe that medication may be beneficial, clients will be encouraged to schedule an appointment with their Primary Care Physician.

Do you offer evening or weekend appointments?

Appointment hours I offer are flexible and can vary including some late afternoon/early evening appointments on a limited basis. The latest appointment I typically offer is 6:00 pm. At this time I do not offer weekend appointments.

How long are the appointments and how many sessions will I need?

Most sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes. However, the amount of time for each session can be tailored based on your particular circumstances/needs. 
I tend to work from a “brief” model of psychotherapy. For many of my clients, the frequency of sessions is weekly to bi-weekly, the duration is a 50-minute hour, and the course of therapy 8-10 sessions. However, the length of therapy will depend on your specific needs - therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for ongoing personal development. Together, we will form a treatment plan and amend it as needed to meet your desired outcomes.

What can I expect of a therapy session?

I appreciate a collaborative endeavor and will encourage you to be an active participant in the therapy process. Sessions are semi-structured and involve time devoted to ask about how you’ve been since our last meeting and what’s changed. We’ll identify themes for this meeting, attempted efforts, and barriers. Finally a summary of what emerged in terms of new insights and tangible changes.

Additionally, I like to work closely with your healthcare provider or other desired professional you would like to include to ensure that you get the most comprehensive treatment possible.

How are client records managed?

In accordance with the North Carolina Board of Marriage & Family Therapy, Chris P. Rodriguez, LMFT is legally obligated to retain client records for a minimum amount of time.

HIPAA – up to 6 yrs
Adults – up to 5 yrs after the last session
For minors – 5 yrs after the age of consent and the last session

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