Transformation of Skills, Building Independence
WELCOME, I AM LISA R. BAKER
I am a licensed clinical social worker and have spent over 20 years as a school social worker. I worked for 10 years as a per diem case manager with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.
In October 2018, I opened my private practice, after missing the clinical aspect of helping individuals and families overcome anxiety, learning coping skills, and defeating depression. As a parent of a young adult with special needs, I know how challenging life can sometimes be. I believe that continuing to strive for positive outcomes throughout our lives, is the key to overall individual and family mental health wellness.
I am trained and use several treatment modalities Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
THE THERAPEUTIC PROCESS:
Your scheduled appointment is "your time," whether it's for a brief consultation or clinical session. I’ll ask for your feedback and make sure we’re on the same page. Everything I bring to session and employ is evidence-based and has solid research and outcomes supporting it.
My practice proudly works with adults and couples who are struggling with substance use and mental health disorders regardless of sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity. I am licensed to serve clients in Michigan.
I currently participate with Blue Care Network of Michigan, BCBS of Michigan, Medicaid~Blue Cross Complete, Medicare~Plus Blue PPO, Priority Health, Medicaid~Priority Health, Medicare~Priority Health, Cigna & UHC.
Co-payments, deductibles, and ALL session fees are due at the time of service. Bills/invoices for services are not routinely sent. Together we get your specific insurance plan covers and what your responsibility is as the subscriber. I verify your insurance coverage to the best of my knowledge before our initial session. It is your responsibility to provide me with a copy of your new or changed insurance cards.
YOUR RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS AGAINST SURPRISE
(OMB Control Number: 0938-1401)
(January 1, to December 31, 2022)
This Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created.
The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill.
If you are billed for more than this Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill.
You may contact the health care provider or facility listed to let them know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask them to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill or ask if there is financial assistance available.
You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill.
There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount.
To learn more and get a form to start the process, go to
www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers or call 1-800-985-3059.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers or call 1-800-985-3059.
Keep a copy of this Good Faith Estimate in a safe place or take pictures of it. You may need it if you are billed a higher amount.
I offer a 15-minute FREE consultation session.
Currently, we are providing our services via secure, HIPAA compliant tele-therapy sessions [videoconference] ONLY.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more information about myself and Inspiring U Therapy.
Kindly, Lisa Baker
LCSW, BC-TMH EMDR trained, TF-CBT