FAQs - Sage Therapy
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much will therapy cost?
Sage Counseling is a contract provider for most insurances, Managed Care, HMO programs, Employee Assistance Programs and Medicaid. If you are concerned whether your insurance will cover or reimburse for therapy services you may contact your insurance provider directly or our billing service Medwrite at 406-655-0980. It is likely that you will have a co-pay that you will be responsible for. Please contact us regarding your individual payment needs as we also accept private pay clients and offer a sliding scale fee for those who would benefit.
What can be expected during the first session?
The first session is centered around your individual needs and will determine your specific goals for therapy. Problem solving toward the issue you bring to therapy may begin as early as your first session. A small amount of paperwork will need to be billed out and any questions regarding payment options can be discussed at this time.
How long will it take to get an appointment?
You will hear back within 24-hours of your call and will generally be scheduled within the week.


How long will each session last?
Each session lasts 45-50 minutes unless prior arrangements are made.
How often will I need to attend therapy?
Your individual needs will be discussed during the first session. Most clients are seen on a weekly basis, however this may be increased or decreased depending on your specific needs.
How many sessions will be necessary?
For most clients a commitment of 4-6 weeks is recommended initially. Your treatment goals will be reviewed with you to determine if additional therapy could be beneficial to you.
Is my information kept confidential?
Respecting your privacy and need for confidentiality is extremely important. Strict confidentiality is maintained unless you sign a Release of Information Authorization Form. This form allows your therapist to discuss your case only with the individual or agencies you designate. The limitations of confidentiality will be discussed in your first session.
What are some reasons people come to therapy?
The reasons people come to therapy vary greatly. Some people come to be assisted with day to day stresses such as financial issues, relationship issues, or family concerns. Others may come to address issues of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, eating disorders, relationship issues or life transitions. Each client has unique and individual needs and each need will be addressed accordingly.