Walk-in/Single Session Therapy Services
Aspen Grove Family Therapy is proud to provide “Walk-in/Single Session” therapy services. These services are best for people who need immediate (non-crisis) therapy services. Research has indicated that around 50-70% of clients only need one session of therapy to benefit. Unfortunately, the typical model of therapy services is riddled with wait-lists and difficulty in getting into services when the need is present.
In order to provide these services, three seasoned Aspen Grove team members (Dr. Whitehead, Kami Roach, and Larissa Macfarlane), will offer walk-in services every Wednesday morning between 9am and 12pm. Clients who walk into the office during these hours will be seen by the first available provider.
There is no limit on the amount of times a person may use this service, however there is no guarantee or promise that you will be seen by the same provider each time.
Walk-in services are provided at a rate of $75/session (50 minutes). The fee is due at the time of service. The use of insurance is not available for these services, since insurance requires a more thorough assessment and intake process and a formal treatment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone who walks into our clinic on Wednesdays at 9am will be asked to fill out a brief consent form with basic demographic information (about 3-5 minutes). Afterwards, clients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. If there are more than three clients at 9am, those who arrived first will be given priority, and when that session is over (typically around 10am) the earliest arriving clients will be seen next. The last hour for this service begins at 11am and ends at 12pm. Those arriving after 11:15am will be asked to return the next week.
If you’d like to fill out the consent and demographic form before you arrive, it can be found here.
Many clients who experience immediate (non-life threatening) concerns related to anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, parenting issues, job stresses, and many more are encouraged to use this service. The research indicates that the majority of clients benefit by the first session and often don’t need to continue therapy after the first session. However, the wait list to get in usually exacerbates many concerns and deepens the need for longer term services. A recent article (Bertuzzi, et. al., 2021) found that Single Session Therapy was just as effective at treating anxiety as traditional (week-to-week) therapy.
Children/teens who are 14 years and older may use this service ONLY if both parents provide consent (may be given via email) BEFORE the service is rendered.
While we acknowledge the intense need for services for children younger than 14 in our community, generally we can not provide single session therapy services for anyone under the age of 14 years. Legal and ethical liability concerns related to the therapeutic treatment of children prohibits our ability to offer this service for children younger than 14 years.
Parents are encouraged to use this service to consult about the concerns they have with their children, which can alleviate the parental anxiety and stress they experience.
This service is provided on a first come, first serve basis. Clients will not be able to request a specific clinician. We are offering this service in an effort to alleviate the mental health concerns in our community and to provide a way for clients to be seen without having to wait. All providers who are offering this service are well trained and have experience and expertise in treating a variety of different concerns. All of them will be adept at addressing your concerns.