Getting Started

What To Expect

Kerry’s passion is to make a difference in your life and to make sure that therapy gives you the coping skills to deal with the challenges and crises that are part of life. When you call, Kerry will pick up the phone and make sure to assess your needs and see if you can benefit from therapy. If you both decide that maybe another therapist will be a better fit, Kerry can provide you with a referral as well. If Kerry is away from her desk, please leave a VM and she will make sure to call you back because this is a solo practice and you are guaranteed to speak with Kerry when you call.

Remember, you are the expert of your life. How often you seek therapy solely depends on your needs. Kerry will encourage you to always put your needs first and therapy will be tailored to your needs.

New Clients

Should call 334 539 8051 to set up the first appointment. You can also contact me via the contact page on this site. And you can also use this secure, online appointment booking system. During the initial call, Kerry will ask to briefly explain your situation and provide insurance information. Please ask any questions you may have. When you arrive for your first appointment, you will first fill out paperwork, then you will meet with Kerry for about one hour to discuss the reason you believe that therapy can help, and you will have the opportunity of answering questions regarding your medical, physical, lifestyle, background, emotional, spiritual needs, etc. Since we now use Telehealth as a medium for therapy, please make sure to also check the ” Client Quick Start Guide” and to fill out the remainder of the “Intake Forms Online” on the bottom of this page.

Established Clients

May use this secure, online appointment booking system with a user ID and password.

You can use it to schedule a visit or change an existing one. This online service is designed to schedule non-emergency appointments only. If you are experiencing an emergency in which life, health, or property are in danger, please call 911 or another emergency response service immediately.

Consultation

I offer a free 30-minute consultation via phone, so you can get a sense of whether we have a good match. It is also an opportunity for me to decide whether or not I will be able to help you. Regretfully, we do not accept payment from Medicaid insurance sources.

Post-master’s Supervision

As a Clinical Independent Social Worker, I can provide a minimum of 4 hours per month of post-master’s supervision for 24 months within a 36-month period is required for LICSW applicants. Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners Administrative Code 850-X-3-.02-2
*Only applicable to LMSW who intend to apply for the LICSW.

Individual & Group Supervision

Please contact me directly for Individual & Group Supervision. Supervision by live video conference available.
Meeting time available on weekends and after normal business hours, available to contract with your employer.
Reduced rate for group supervision private office located in Auburn, Alabama available to travel to meet supervisee(s) if needed.

Please contact me if your agency, your university (Social Work Department) needs Consulting services
Continuing Education (CE) Teaching opportunity

Reduced Fees

If you cannot afford my fee, please let me know because I do have a limited sliding scale or I can connect you with another counselor to serve your needs.

Rates

Intake Session $125
Individual Therapy (16-38 minutes) $70
Individual Therapy (39-52 minutes) $100
Individual Therapy (53-60 minutes) $145
Life Coaching Coach (60 minutes) $125
Coaching assessment Co-as $75
Coaching assessment Co-as $100

Please contact Kerry directly regarding the following services:

Public speaking
Presentation and training for social worker students
Consulting and teaching opportunities
Social Work Licensure Supervision

Insurance Accepted

American Behavioral
New Direction
Medicare
Aetna
Behavioral Health Systems
Blue Care Network
BlueCross and BlueShield
Humana/Tricare

If you have an insurance provider that Kerry does not contract directly with, she is happy to work with you to file for your out-of-network benefits. Please contact Kerry for detailed information.

EAP (Employee Assistance Program) services are also available. Contact your employer’s HR department or EAP administrator for authorization and instructions regarding scheduling. You can specifically request Kerry Baharanyi as your service provider.

Insurance Information

Clients are encouraged to consider the benefits of self-pay, including confidentiality of information/records. Also, many insurance companies retain the right to determine length of treatment, which may not meet client need. For those seeking partial reimbursement of their therapy fee, it may be possible to submit a bill to their insurance provider. When using out-of-network benefits, clients will be provided with a monthly statement to submit to their insurance company.

Clients are asked to contact their insurance company’s Member Services Department prior to their initial appointment to ask how they can be reimbursed for an “out of network” provider. It is the client’s responsibility to understand their insurance company’s policy and to find out what percentage their out-of-network provider will cover for psychotherapy.

Regretfully, we do not accept payment from Medicaid insurance sources. For Medicare please call 334 539 8051 to check first before you schedule an appointment with me. ( I have applied with Medicare, it is still pending. Social workers can bill for Medicare when approved) Please visit the Medicare website to learn more about available resources.

Payment

Therapy sessions are scheduled for 45 or 60 minutes depending on the individual situation or need. Monies owed (copayment, deductible, self-payment) are due at the time of service.

Payment for services is due at the beginning of each session.
Credit or Debit Card, Cash or Check accepted for payment at the time of service.

*There is a $50 fee for returned checks

For Medicare clients please visit the Medicare website.

Cancellation Policy

Your appointment time is held for you. For all counseling sessions (individual, couples, or group) there is a 24 hour cancellation notice. Contact Soul-Affirming Counseling at 334.539.8051 or through the secure contact form. If a cancellation occurs within less than 24 hours or you are “no call/no show,” you will be charged for the whole session since your insurance does not cover this.