Welcome to Mindful Springs

Our Mission: To provide quality, dynamic, and accessible psychotherapy services to a diverse client population while modeling responsibility, vulnerability, authenticity, and continued growth and development.

Mindful Springs Counseling was founded in 2013 by Aimee Solis, LPC. It began as a small practice that Aimee started out of her home in an effort to create the type of practice and work that felt right to her and that would provide balance for a new mom. MSC now has 3 locations, a staff of over 20 psychotherapists, and several administrative staff.

At our practice, we use mindfulness and present awareness as an approach when working with our clients.

FAQ

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Level I therapists are student interns who are in the process of completing their graduate education and are getting experience in the field in order to do so. Our practice hosts first year students as well as students who are much closer to graduating, in their second years or beyond. Our Level I therapists may have some experience and are working toward developing expertise and interest areas.
 
Level II therapists have completed their graduate education and are under supervision by licensed therapists, working towards licensure. They have varying levels of experience and expertise and may just be starting out post-grad or may have years of experience practicing and have developed some expertise.
 
Level III therapists are fully licensed therapists able to practice independently without a supervising clinician. They often have years of experience, specializations, and multiple areas of seasoned expertise, and are continuous learners.
 
Level IV therapists are fully licensed therapists with 5+ years of post-licensure experience, have a moderate-high degree of specialization, and have been an MSC staff member for 2+ years.
 
Level V therapists are fully licensed therapists with 10+ years of post-licensure experience, have a high degree of specialization, hold at least 1 additional therapeutic certification, and have been an MSC staff member for 5+ years.

Our session fees with our Level V independently licensed staff (10+ years of post-licensure experience) are: $150 for all visits up to 55 min. Extended visits of 75-120 minutes are available at a higher rate starting at $200 and up.

Our session fees with our Level IV independently licensed staff (5+ years of post-licensure experience) are: $140 for all visits up to 55 min. Extended visits of 75-120 minutes are available at a higher rate starting at $200 and up.

Our session fees with our Level III independently licensed staff are: $135 for initial assessment appts, which includes a mental health evaluation and discussion with you about identified mental health needs, and $130 for your subsequent therapy visits. Extended visits of 75-120 minutes are available at a higher rate starting at $150 and up.

Our session fees with our Level II provisionally licensed staff are: $110 for initial assessment appts, which includes a mental health evaluation and discussion with you about identified mental health needs, and $95 for your subsequent therapy visits. Extended visits of 75-120 minutes are available at a higher rate, starting at $120 and up.

Our session fees with our Level I student interns are: $75 for advanced student intern visits (completion of internship hours and within 1 semester of graduation) and $50 for student intern visits (may be in 1st or 2nd year of academic programming and completing internship hours).

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.

If you are using insurance, the good faith estimate does not currently apply to you and you should pay the estimated patient responsibility at the time of service, while keeping in mind that you are responsible for your plan's benefits and Mindful Springs Counseling does not have control over your benefits. Any insurance estimates are ONLY estimates and not a guarantee of coverage. If you pay your estimate at the time of service and your insurance plan processes claims showing a higher patient amount due, you will be sent an invoice and asked to pay that amount promptly. 

Under new law effective January 2022, health care providers need to give patients, who don’t have insurance or who opt out of using insurance, an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.

You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

 

If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact:

  • The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises for more information about your rights under federal law.

Our Level V independently licensed staff (10+years of post-licensure experience and additional certifications) do NOT accept insurance.

Our Level IV independently licensed staff accept Anthem BCBS, Aetna, and United Healthcare.

Our Level III independently licensed staff accept Anthem BCBS, Aetna, Cigna and United Healthcare.

Our Level II provisionally licensed staff accept Cigna and Aetna.

Our Level I Student Interns do not accept commercial insurance during year 1 of their training and can accept Cigna and Aetna later in their internships (2nd year and advanced interns). Please contact our office to inquire about intern availability.

Mindfulness is a skill and a type of meditation. It is being in the present moment, letting go of judgment, acknowledging what is. It is a new perspective, one that may be foreign to you now. From this place of mindfulness, you will achieve more clarity, balance and peace. You will be able to make decisions and behave differently. Mindfulness is not about control. It is about acceptance. If you can accept what you feel, acknowledge urges and temptations, you can explore the impact of all of this on your life. This will change your decision-making, setting off a new chain of behavior through detached awareness so that you can change your life!

Sounds easy right? The concept is easy, but it is really bleepin' hard if your brain isn't already wired this way. It takes lots of practice, faith and persistence. So why do something that isn't easy and is going to take so much commitment?… because it works and when used with intention, it is life changing! Remember, you are here to change your life and that is hard work.

At Mindful Springs, many of our clinicians work from an intentional place of mindful awareness. We are human too though, so we get triggered work through it and come back in our work and personal lives. We both teach mindfulness as a skill that can be developed and also create the energy of present and mindful awareness in our relationships with clients. Even when mindfulness isn't being "taught" in a very direct way during therapy sessions, through the research that has been done on attachment, interpersonal neurobiology and neuroscience we know that human beings can "absorb" the mindful and present energy through the mirror neurons in the brain that are eager to receive this type of present awareness in relationship.

Mindfulness meditation comes from Buddhist teachings about how to reach enlightenment and it has evolved. No human being can ever reach total zen enlightenment, but we can be intentional everyday to be more present in our lives. Mindfulness has been shown to be significantly effective in reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. There have been promising studies comparing mindfulness to anti-depressant medication use, showing that in regard to anxiety and depression, mindfulness can be the long-term solution to emotion regulation.

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