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  • Are you a Muslim therapist?
    Yes, I identify as a Muslim therapist. However, I do not utilize faith-based psychotherapy approaches.
  • Can I do my therapy in Arabic?
    Yes, I conduct therapy in Arabic and English.
  • Are you accepting new clients?
    I am only accepting new clients for Telehealth therapy. Sessions are held using a secure and HIPAA compliant platform. I do not see clients in-person.
  • How often do we meet?
    I meet with clients on an average of once a week. However, the frequency of our sessions can be tailored to your needs, either less or more than once a week; this frequency will be discussed in our first or second session.
  • What is your cost per session*?
    Your 15-minute initial phone consultation is free of charge. For individual therapy: $200 per 50-minute session *Payment must be completed 48 hours prior to the scheduled session and your credit card on file will be charged automatically unless other arrangements have been made. Credit cards and ACH bank transfers are accepted. *Your session fee may be increased annually reflecting inflation and market rates. In the event of any fee changes, you will be notified at least 30 days prior to such changes.
  • Do you take insurance*?
    I do not accept insurance directly as I am out-of-network with ALL insurance companies. However, if your insurance plan offers out-of-network benefits, you may be eligible for reimbursement by submitting a superbill provided by me to your insurance company. Before proceeding, please contact your insurance provider to inquire about your specific coverage benefits. You may refer to the following Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for individual psychotherapy: 90837. Here are some questions to ask your insurance provider regarding out-of-network benefits: Do I have out-of-network benefits included in my plan? Does my health insurance plan cover mental health benefits? Is there a deductible, and if so, what is the amount, and have I met it? Are there limitations on the number of sessions per calendar year? If so, what is the limit? Is prior authorization required for mental health care services to be covered? What is the allowable amount for out-of-network services? What percentage of the bill will be reimbursed for services obtained from an out-of-network provider? Please note that insurance plans often have restrictions on coverage, typically limited to diagnosable mental conditions. Additionally, it is your responsibility to verify and understand the extent of your insurance coverage.
  • Are sessions confidential?
    You have the right to confidentiality except: a) suspected child abuse (18 years old or younger), b) elder abuse or neglect (65 years old or older) or dependent adult abuse, c) intent to harm self or others. You can read more about other Certain Uses and Disclosures Do Not Require Your Authorization here. All other releases must have your permission and authorization signature. When working with couples and/or family therapy. It is important that you know that I utilize a “no-secrets” policy. This means that if you participate in family, and/or couples’ psychotherapy, I am permitted to use information obtained in an individual session that you may have had with me when working with other participants of your family.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    I uphold a 48-hour cancellation policy that requires that all appointments can be canceled and/or rescheduled at least 48 hours in advance; any cancellation in less than 48 hours before your appointment is considered a “late cancel” and would warrant payment for the standard fee of your session. This policy also applies to “no-shows” for your appointment and to sessions that are booked within a 48-hour period. Please note that insurance does not cover late cancellations and missed appointments. In order to cancel and/or reschedule your appointment in a timely manner, you may call me at 424-361-9895 or email me at halahmari.mft@gmail.com.
  • How do I start therapy with you and what is your availability?
    You can start by requesting your free 15-minute initial phone consultation through Client Portal. During our initial phone call, we will discuss whether I am a good fit for you. I usually respond to initial consultation requests within 24 hours. I offer flexible appointments including some evening and Saturday appointments.

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