How are services paid for and what's the cost? Do you accept insurance?
I am a direct pay provider for Florida's Gardiner Scholarship. I am a provider for WellCare. I also offer sessions for self-pay. For Gardiner and Self Pay, rates are a 30 minute sessions at $50 and a 60 minute sessions at $100.
How do I schedule my first session?
For Gardiner Recipients and Self-Pay, scheduling your first sessions is easy. I will collect any info I need during the first sessions, there are no forms to fill out beforehand. As I do not have to deal with insurance, there is no need for a referral.
For WellCare, you must set up everything through WellCare first, at which time they will contact me with a referral. From there, you will then schedule with me.
How often does therapy happen?
For Gardiner Recipients and Self-Pay I offer Therapy once or twice a week. Sessions are either 30 minute or 60 minutes. For WellCare, I offer sessions at 60 minutes once or twice a week.
How long does therapy last?
I've found I've been able to help people in one session, a handful of sessions, and years of sessions. It is most always temporary. It's bitter sweet every time a Participant moves on to the next step, and I always try and be helpful in the closure process and encourage parents to communicate they will be ending therapy.
My Child is a Gardiner Recipient, how do I pay?
If you've been awarded through Step Up for Students, I will only need your child's Gardiner Student ID # (GSI#). I complete billing on my end at the end of the month. From there a parent completes a simple approval process on their end before Step Up completes processing the payment. If you've been awarded through AAA, there are forms to fill out, or you can pay me directly and get reimbursed.
I've been told my child will be awarded Gardiner Scholarship funds, but the money is not yet in their account. Could my child still start therapy now?
Yes in most cases. I am happy to work with people new to the Scholarship. If you are waiting in this situation and you would like your child to begin therapy now, please contact me for more info.
What challenges can music therapy help with?
Music Therapy has been found to be effective in the treatment of: Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Physical Disabilities, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, End of Life Care, Sensory Impairment, Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Substance Related Disorders, Conduct Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, Criminal Behavior,Victims of Crime, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson’s and Huntington's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Physical Health and Wellness, Traditional Medical Care, Special Education, & Others.