Frequency Asked Questions
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are specialized mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems or system theories (understanding human interaction in a holistic way) and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples, and family systems. They can work with children, Adolescents, couples, families, and individuals. Marriage and family therapists treat a wide range of serious clinical problems including depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems. MFTs take a holistic perspective to health care; they are concerned with the overall, long-term well-being of individuals and their families.
Danesha has a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, is licensed as a LMFT in the state of Washington (LF 610003138) and Georiga (MFT001633). Danesha is PREPARE/ENRICH certified.
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) Clinical Member Fellow
Georgia Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (GAMFT)
Washington Association of Marriage & Family Therapist (WAMFT)
Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology
I am competent in strength-based solution focused psychotherapy. I am client centered and trained in system theories. I have also been trained to integrate other professionals for a collaborative approach and to include community resources to provide clients to have a holistic approach to treatment to treat the whole person and ensure their integrity is never compromised. Modalities include: multicultural counseling, existential, person centered, cognitive- behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy.
Initial consultation gives you an opportunity to see if you and your provider are the right match for you prior to scheduling a session. This may be up to 15-20 minutes. Use this call to ask your potential therapist questions and allow them to get a sense of who you are, what your goals are, and any concerns you may have
You can use the client portal to schedule your consult or therapy appointment. Please make sure you complete all documentation prior to your appointment, otherwise your appointment may need to be rescheduled. All new clients complete a free consult prior to starting therapy. All services are by appointment only.
Currently, Breaking Barriers does not take holiday or weekend appointments. If you have unique availability, please discuss this with your provider.
Breaking Barriers currently serves residents in the state of Georgia and Washington. When booking please ensure you take note of the time zone when you book. You must be physically located in the state at the time services are rendered.
Full payment is requested prior to the beginning of the session. If you are unable to pay the full fee, it may be possible to be seen on a sliding fee schedule for those in financial hardships as I do believe mental health care should be affordable to everyone, and not just a luxury. Note: We may request additional information to determine financial eligibility. In the client portal you can sign up for autopay and your session will be billed automatically after your session. Please Note: We do not offer in-person psychotherapy
15-20 minute; initial consultation – No cost to you
Individual Sessions – $125
Family Sessions – $165
Couples Sessions – $165
Please be advised that my rate will change and will be effective on 1 January 2022, the rates for individual and family therapy
sessions rates will be adjusted to the following:
Individual Session, $150.00
Marriage/Couple/Family Session, $180.00
*I do not see children(Age 18 and younger) at this time.
Payment Options: Visa/Mastercard/AMEX are accepted via Stripe in the client portal.
Advanced notice to reschedule or cancel appointments is requested in order to provide availability to other clients in need. There is no service charge for appointments rescheduled or canceled 24 hours or more in advance of reserved appointment time. Missed appointments and appointments canceled less than 24 hours in advance are charged for the full session rate.
Breaking Barriers currently does not accept insurance at this time and is considered an out of network provider. By request, I can provide an invoice of itemized service, called a “superbill”. It is your responsibility to verify your out of network policy before your appointment with your insurance company. I do not accept insurance payment or submit and negotiate claims directly, and I am unable to assess whether your health insurance plan or account will provide reimbursement.
Please note that insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis in order to reimburse your expenses. As with any insurance questions, it is a good idea to call your insurance company directly to verify coverage before receiving services. Some helpful questions to ask include:
- What is the reimbursement rate for an out-of-network provider? Will you reimburse for care provided by a therapist with an LMFT?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician for me to pursue and be reimbursed for mental health services?
- How many outpatient mental health sessions are covered per year?
- What is my deductible, and has it been met?
- Will my insurance cover telemental health services?
A computer or device with a camera, microphone and speaker and a private space, free from interruptions where you can talk confidently. You should treat your virtual appointment as if you were in the office, meaning, if you would not do it in the office face to face, do not do it during your virtual session. If you are driving at the time of your appointment you maybe asked to reschedule. Ensure you have the space to focus on your healing.
Breaking Barriers is NOT an emergency or crisis clinic. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911 or your state’s crisis line.
Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225
Washington State: The mental health crisis lines listed below are available for all people in Washington regardless of your income or whether you have insurance or not.
For immediate help with a mental health crisis or thoughts of suicide: contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TRS: 1-800-799-4889) Washington Recovery Help Line:1-866-789-1511 (24/7).
Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.
Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255, or chat online 24/7/365