Frequently Asked Questions
What are your fees?
Each 50 minute session is $190. A sliding scale fee of $70 is offered based on availability and are 40 minute sessions. If you aren't able to financially commit to weekly or biweekly sessions, consider healing with others in groups. Group therapy is a great way to get introduced to the therapeutic healing process in an affordable manner.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes. Ambetter, QualChoice, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Advantage, Arkansas Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield.
We are in-network with EAPs (employee benefit programs) New Direction and Life Works. Check with your employer to see if you can see me for free as an employee benefit.
We see military veterans through The Wounded Warrior Project. Some veterans may qualify for free sessions.
If you have insurance we can provide you with necessary documentation to provide your insurance carrier for possible reimbursement. Call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask "is out of network psychotherapy by a licensed counselor in Arkansas authorized?" We can provide a 'superbill' after each session for your possible reimbursement.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Fees for services and copays can be paid before or at the time of service with cash, debit & credit cards, FSA/HSA.
Do you do see clients outside of central Arkansas?
Yes. Because of amazing technological advances, we are able to see clients that are anywhere in the state of Arkansas. We conduct counseling sessions in a secure online video platform or over the phone with clients to meet the needs of any Arkansan that may be suffering in silence and can't physically come into our office.
Do you see families or couples at The Collective?
Yes. Family or couple sessions are 60 minutes and $220 per session.
Do you speak to groups?
Absolutely. I speak to churches, human resources departments, and other groups regarding career counseling, coping skills, anger management, realistic parenting expectations, Christian and social conflicts, interpersonal relationship building, and NCE testing strategies.
What areas of consultation do you provide services?
We offer consultation services for Crisis Intervention through Critical Incident Response for groups or individuals. Raysha currently advises others as a neurofeedback mentor and Brainspotting CIT. Raysha offers independent diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) assessments or evaluations of current practices, along with recommendations of corrective actions, to organizations that would like to incorporate and stay abreast of these cultural competency components.
How do I get started with my SAP evaluation?
Contact our office and schedule a free consultation with Carolyn or simply schedule your initial evaluation online now. Once you have confirmed you want to work with us, head over to the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and create your profile. This is a critical step because if you don't select Carolyn as your SAP, you cannot attend your appointment. If you need help creating your profile, just give us a call and we will walk you through it. The next step is you completing some documents and consent forms digitally before your initial appointment.
Our Collective Approach
Our philosophy at The Collective stems from the importance of creating relationships with clients and then utilizing some of the most effective psychotherapy and holistic models available to clients today. It's our believe that we cannot help you achieve mental wellness without looking at you in your totality. We prescribe some functional medication practices and have referral and lab test options for those interested in incorporating a whole-being approach to psychosomatic healing.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy that is based on the principle that the way we view a situation has less to do with the situation and more to do with our reaction to the situation itself. A key factor in CBT is helping clients change their unhealthy behavior by identifying their unhealthy beliefs from conclusions they have made from past experiences.
Brainspotting (BSP) works well in conjunction with CBT because it allows clients to unlock the thoughts, memories, and traumatic experiences that the brain has dutifully tucked away that can't be reached in traditional talk therapy.
Neurofeedback (NFB) helps people train their brain to function in the most effective way for them. When a dyregulated brain has to continuously try to navigate day to day stressors, it rarely has a chance to reset and regroup. Because of that, most of us have areas of our brains that have unhelpful brain wave activity that simply wears the brain out and lessens our overall health.
I believe it is very important to use a variety of therapeutic techniques and body based exercises to bring out the best in each of my clients who are unique and carry their own distinct views and perspectives. Let's unpack your story together, get you unstuck from the patterns and acts that leave you unfulfilled, and start your journey towards genuine contentment. - Raysha, founder of The Collective