Utilizing Medicare for Effective Counseling in Plano for Seniors
Plano Whole Life Counseling is one of the top Medicare mental health providers in Plano. With Medicare-approved psychologists, we specialize in the compassionate treatment of senior issues. Although the later stages of life can be challenging, profound benefits are also potential at these stages.
What Are Common Issues for Seniors?
An aging individual is sometimes forced to slow down which is an opportunity to reflect on the “Bigger Picture” aspects of self and life. In moving beyond previous social, career, and family roles, a senior has the chance to access new parts of his or her personality, talents, and lifelong goals that may have been set aside during the fast-paced lifestyle and urgent demands of the younger years.
We support seniors regarding a range of common issues, including:
- Social Isolation
- Family Issues
- Social Anxiety
- Career and Retirement Issues
- Financial Worries
- Physical Health Issues
- Cognitive Challenges
- Chronic Pain
- Memory Issues
- Questions About Death and Dying
- Search for Deeper Spiritual Meaning
How Can Medicare Help Cover Your Counseling Services?
Did you know that counseling for mental health is covered under Medicare Part B? Your initial appointment will be 60 minutes and you will only be responsible for the co-pay. Co-pays for follow-up sessions range from $10.61–$21.05.
Medicare deductible: $183
Medicare co-pay: with supplemental insurance, co-pay is typically $0.00, although this can vary. Without supplemental insurance, co-pay is generally $20-$30, although this can also vary.
Do you treat younger people with Medicare benefits as well as seniors?
Absolutely. Sometimes injury, illness, work-related disability, and other life circumstances result in a younger person qualifying for Medicare Part B benefits. Our team, be it a Medicare counselor, psychologist, or other health service providers are equipped to treat individuals of all ages, not just seniors.
The Therapy Process
When you contact us, you will be matched with a clinical Medicare psychologist specializing in your area of need. Emotional, psychological, and cognitive concerns are best addressed within the context of the individual’s overall health, social, and lifestyle circumstances. Your experienced treatment provider will help you better understand and address your mental health issues, as well as coordinate medical treatment when appropriate. Spouses, family members and other loved ones may be included in your sessions when relevant.
What to Expect
During the first meeting, if you have coverage from Medicare, therapists will discuss your current concerns and explore specific goals for treatment. A meeting schedule for moving forward will be arranged, allowing the therapist to regularly check in with your progress toward various goals. Our therapists emphasize genuine respect, patience, and compassion in working with their mature clients, treating them as “whole persons” rather than just a list of symptoms on a chart.
Meet Our Expert
Diane believes the relationship between client and therapist is the most powerful aspect of counseling. She emphasizes personal authenticity while providing a trusting and supportive environment for her therapy work. Utilizing a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused treatment and Family Systems Therapy, Diane facilitates a sincere, insightful connection with her clients.
Her motto: When life’s expectations don’t match life’s realities, you find yourself conflicted and unhappy. Childhood trauma and tension within the family often lead to a confused sense of self later in life. This can result in disappointing relationships, frustrated career goals and a chronic sense of restlessness. Diane feels it is all too easy for individuals to lose site of their TRUE NORTH. Success in life is about determining what you most deeply value, challenging your core beliefs and reconnecting with your true self. Life is about choices, Diane believes, and the more in touch you are with your most authentic self, the better your life choices.
Diane received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2001. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas in 1995. Diane’s counseling experience includes working in long-term care facilities, non-profit agencies, hospitals and private practice. In addition to her role as a mental health professional, Diane is also a wife, mother and grandmother.
How Do I Get Started?
If you would like to book an appointment, or have further questions, please call Plano Whole Life Counseling at (469)609-7831, or contact us via this website. Want to know about our rates? Have insurance? Click here to learn about our Rates and Insurance Policy