Frequently Asked Questions

What is a psychologist?

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior, and psychologists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health concerns. This includes emotional and cognitive processes, how people interact with their environments, and how they interact with other people.


Psychologists are required to complete intensive coursework, supervised guidance and development in psychotherapy, education in diagnostic assessment and testing, and research conducted in the field of psychology when obtaining their doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD). It typically takes about 10+ years to obtain a doctorate degree in psychology. This includes an undergraduate degree, master's degree, then doctorate degree. Many psychologists choose an area of specialization during their doctorate training such as, children and adolescents, adults, forensics, health/medical, etc.



 

What is therapy like?

Beginning therapy can certainly be an awkward and nerve-wracking experience. Most people are unsure what they should say or what to expect when meeting with a psychologist for the first time. 


If you are bringing your child (younger than 18 years) to therapy, you can expect to have an initial consultation with Dr. Rose. This is a one hour meeting for adults only to review your child's developmental history, discuss the goals of therapy, and most importantly make sure that Dr. Rose is the right fit for your child. Later, when you arrive for the first therapy appointment, you can expect to join your child in meeting Dr. Rose. After introductions and reviewing confidentiality, Dr. Rose will meet with your child alone. The session will usually wrap up with a brief adult only meeting to discuss frequency of meeting and further communication. Dr. Rose is happy to answer any questions you have prior to scheduling an appointment. 

 

Do you take insurance?

Rose Assessment & Therapy Center does not take private insurance and is not an "in network" provider, but some insurances may provide "out of network" benefits.  Patients can be provided with a superbill that documents the specific procedure codes and amount/fee of service provided which can then be submitted to the insurance carrier. Note that all fees for service are due at the time of the service unless otherwise agreed upon. Payment for services is accepted by health savings account (HSA), flex spending accounts (FSA), cash, check, or credit card (Master Card®, Visa®, Discover®). 

What are your fees?

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities
are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care
program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their
ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good
Faith Estimate
” of expected charges. 


Psychotherapy:

The hourly (50 minute) rate for Dr. Kristin Rose is $175. 

The hourly (50 minute) rate for Dr. Kristin Wurster is $150.

Dr. Rose and/or Dr. Wurster will provide you with a Good Faith Estimate of services based on your presenting concerns for yourself or your child. 


Assessment/Evaluation Services:

Cognitive/IQ Only Assessment: Most clients can expect 4-6 hours to complete this assessment (initial consultation, testing, feedback session) at the hourly rate of $175.


Neuropsychological or Psychological Evaluation:

The investment amount may fluctuate based on the clinician and situation, but in general you can expect to pay between $1,800 and $2,500 for psychological testing or a neuropsychological evaluation.  

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