Get Aswers! FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: FIRST RESPONDER DISCOUNT?

A: Shore counseling offers a flat rate of $85.00 per regular counseling session. This is a savings of $40 form our regular fees.  Includes: EMS, Police and Fire Departments. Please bring your work ID to 1st appointment. 


Q: What is a Client Portal?

A: Our patient portal allows you to book appointments with clinicians, use secure messaging, access your super bills, sign Shore Counseling forms and maintain access to your account.  


Q: What can I expect at my first session
A: Our focus during the first session is you! What brings you to us, and how we can help. We will also review Shore Counseling policies and expectations during this session.  Please make sure your forms are filled out online before your 1st appointment so we can stay focused on you. 


Q: Who do you see?

A: Shore Counseling currently see's teens, adults, and couples. We will be adding a clinician for children in the near future. We are also safe space therapists for the LGBTQ community.


Q: What do you treat?

A: Anxiety - Depression - PTSD - Pre-Marital Couples - Couples in all stages of relationship -  Mood Disorders - Substance Abuse - Self-harm - Eating Disorders - Life transitions - LGBTQ related transitions - Goal focused Life Coaching 


Q: What is your treatment philosophy?

A: (Kathleen) When we have stuff going on in our lives, be it life long or recent we just want some answers, and we want to feel better. I use everything at my disposal to achieve that with you. I believe with the right person guiding you, what you can achieve is limitless. My goal is to be that person for you. Therapy should energize you, give you answers and perspective. It should help you be more resilient and cope better with life. This is what I do, and it is an honor to do it with you. Book a free consultation now to start your journey. 


Q: Do you take my INSURANCE?

A: Shore Counseling accepts Carefirst BCBS / UBH / Aetna / Cigna

             For Self Pay Clients:

A: Contact your insurance company to learn their policy for submitting super bills. Shore Counseling is a fee based practice. We will provide a super bill which is an itemized form showing payment for sessions or services, that most insurance companies will reimburse directly to you. There is no guarantee your insurance company will reimburse payment for services. Make sure to check with your insurance company before beginning services with Shore Counseling if you wish to seek insurance reimbursement..  
*Text our main line if your insurance company requires any additional information from the practice. We are happy to help. 


Q: I've never talked to a therapist before, I'm really anxious about it. Can you help me?

A: Of course you are nervous! Talking with a therapist takes some serious courage. Some part of you has decided it is time to live a better life; we can help you achieve that!. Take the first step and book an appointment with us, we've got you! 


Q: I have a lot of trauma/bad stuff in my past. Can you really help me with this?
A: Absolutely! Each of us has parts of our life we didn't get a say in... We didn't get to pick our parents, we were in abusive relationships, we saw or experienced things that haunt us. Whatever you have experienced we will work with you to rebuild what was torn down. You have already shown yourself a survivor; you are here, reading this answer! We will just take you to the next level, give you tools to manage the past and teach you how to heal. 


Q: I really want to work with Shore Counseling but I'm not sure I can afford it. Can you help?

A: Some of our client's have a dedicated credit card they use to pay for sessions. They pay the card off when their insurance reimburses them. Other clients come less often to make it more affordable. Call us, we want to work with with you too!

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