Frequently Asked Questions
How much will therapy with you cost?
- Individual sessions - $125 per 60-minute session
- Group sessions - $50 per week, $180 per month ($20 monthly savings) 90-minute session
Do you offer lower-fee sessions?
Yes! I have a limited number of lower-fee slots through Open Path Collective for $45 per 60-minute session. Intake session is $75. Open Path is a nonprofit organization that helps people find affordable psychotherapy services. You will pay a one-time $49 membership fee which will allow you to work with any Open Path therapist at an affordable rate for the rest of your life (sessions cannot be charged more than $50/hour). These slots are limited, so feel free to call me to see if any are available.
I also offer one FREE 60-minute therapy session per week to active military service members, veterans, and loved ones who were affected by their service through Give An Hour. Give An Hour is an awesome nonprofit organization who connects our military members and their families to free therapy. You will receive therapy for as long as you need until you feel like you've reached your goals.My dad is a Viet Nam veteran who was a prisoner of war for 6 years. I love offering this free service to people who, like my dad, have sacrificed so much (yes, family of service members sacrifice a lot too).
How long will I be in therapy?
I am dedicated to practicing the best evidence-based treatment approaches to not just help you cope but to help you change your life. I want to teach you to become your own therapist so you can kick me out of your life and get back to living as soon as possible. Duration of treatment depends on a variety of factors, especially your level of willingness to dive in and engage in our work together. Investing more time on the front-end also helps.
With TEAM-CBT, double and triple sessions can be extremely effective and speed up recovery, even if it's every other week. Dr. David Burns has found that extended sessions, more frequent sessions per week, and intensives often work far more quickly and can have long-lasting effects. If you’d like to set up an extended session or intensive treatment, let me know. Surprisingly, intensive treatment can reduce the cost of treatment overall, since the rate of recovery may be much faster. For more information, see my services page.
Do you take my insurance?
I am an out-of-network provider for all insurances. This means I can provide you a superbill to give to your insurance company for reimbursement. The percentage of reimbursement depends on your insurance, which I've seen range from 0-100%. I recommend a service through Getbetter.co to help you with the reimbursement process if you don't want to deal with the hassle of communicating with your insurance company. They know all the right questions to ask and will not get paid unless you get paid, which will be 10% of whatever is reimbursed to you.
Why don't you take insurance?
I want therapy to be between you and me. I want just the two of us to be in control of our work together and determine what is best for you. It drives me crazy to have an insurance company dictate what therapy services I can provide, how long I can see you, having to give you a diagnosis to get paid, etc. I get a lot of freedom in determining the services I provide from being an out-of-network provider. I find that I do my best work through extended individual sessions and group therapy, which insurance often does not cover.
I honestly do not want therapy to be a major financial burden on you though, so I will be glad to help you find a therapist who is a better fit for you financially. My promise is to find a therapist for every single person who calls. Whether it is with me or someone else, I want people to get help as soon as they are ready. By the time they call, they've been ready for a while. I know. I've been there!
You've been to therapy?
Heck yes! Life happens to all of us. I truly believe in getting help and additional support when life throws us those curve balls. I also believe that it helps me become a better therapist for you. I embrace shedding the stigma surrounding getting help. It feels vulnerable and scary for me to share about too, due to fear of judgment, but it takes a lot of courage to get help, and your well-being is worth the investment.
Are you Chinese?
No, I'm Vietnamese.
Are you Korean?
How do you pronounce your funky Vietnamese name?
Thai-An is pronounced "tie-anne." My husband's niece remembers my name by thinking of "anti." She said, "so your name is Thai-An, like anti, like in anti-gravity, but backwards." Swap the syllables for An-Ti => Ti-An. Genius!
In Vietnamese, Thai means big or great, and An means peace. I guess my dad was sick of the craziness after the war and imprisonment and wanted some peace in his life. My name was also inspired by my mom's name, which is Thai-Lan. Yes, like the country Thailand.
Are you from Thailand?
No! I'm from Viet Nam. We came to America when I was 5 though, so this is the only home I know. We came straight to Yukon, Oklahoma, in the middle of winter, to my aunt's trailer home, on a farm. Hell no, it was not my vision of America! Interesting historical fact: the Bush senior administration allowed Viet Nam POWs who were imprisoned for 3 or more years to come to America with their immediate family. So from my dad's suffering, we gained this opportunity to have a new life. We are truly grateful.
So why is my mom named after the country Thailand? Her parents wanted some diversity in their lives (or were smoking something) and named their 9 children after 9 different countries from around the world, and my mom ended up with Thailand (Thai Lan). This means I have an Uncle England (Anh), Aunt Russia (Nga), Aunt Germany (Duc), Aunt Italy (Y), Uncle America (My), Uncle China (Tau), Aunt Japan (Nhat), and an Uncle France (Tay). Fun right?
Well, that's all the questions I can think of right now that I get asked. Call me at (405) 757-7708 or email me if you have any other questions. That will help me have some more good stuff to throw on this page for you.