FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

Who and what is House of Therapy?

House of Therapy is a mental health private practice that was established in 2019 by me, Morgan K. Overstreet. I believe that self-compassion, authenticity, perspective, and emotional support are the foundation for us, as human beings, to feel at peace within our minds, bodies, and souls. I formed my own mental health private practice with the sole purpose of serving BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. As someone who lives at the intersections of those identities, I understand that having a therapist that can share and affirm your identities can be meaningful while navigating mental health concerns. On top of that, since childhood, I have had positive experiences and outcomes with every therapist I ever had. Being a mental health therapist is something that I felt naturally comfortable doing and where I knew I could bring peace and comfort to others. In addition to being a therapist, I’m also a mother, daughter, and sister. These are all roles that I value. I formally studied Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology and Women's Studies. I continued my education and then earned my MA in Counseling Psychology. I am currently interested in learning more about holistic health, spirituality, and philosophy.

What do you specialize in?

PTSD, Intimate Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Coping Skills, Abuse, Eating Disorders, Grief, Infertility, Life Transitions, Parenting, Peer Relationship, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Sexual Orientation and Practices, Gender Identity, Self-Esteem Self-Harming, Stress, and Family Conflict.

What can I expect from individual therapy?

My approach is integrative and direct. The foundation is Humanistic, Mindfulness-based, and Cognitive-based. I will not only focus on emotions and process experiences with you, but I will also collaborate on solutions for immediate relief. Therapy is sometimes uncomfortable when trying to change old patterns of engaging with ourselves and the world, so I embrace the slogan, "Get comfortable with being uncomfortable." I'll be in your corner at every turn.

Where are you located?

House of Therapy is at telehealth-based private practice out of Michigan. This means that your sessions are either by video or phone call. You must be a legal resident or pursuing legal residency in the state of Michigan in order to receive services from me. 

 

How does this work?

Video counseling offers all of the traditional benefits of face-to-face counseling as well as additional service perk, the comfort of your own environment. For ease, I use an online system, SimplePractice, for paperwork, scheduling, billing, and video software. My availability will be set well in advance on a shared calendar. It will be up to you to schedule, cancel, or reschedule your appointments through the portal.

How often do we see one another?

I leave it to you to choose the frequency of your sessions according to your schedule and your budget. The options are typically weekly or biweekly. There is a 1 time per month minumum requirement in order to remain an active client.

 

What's the cost? 

I offer individual therapy for $80.00 per session. I do not accept insurance at this time. I can accept debit/credit cards and Health Savings and Flex Spending cards. 

 

What if I cannot afford your services?

Please know that those who pay the full service fee make it possible for me to serve those who do not have the full service fee to give. That said, if you are experiencing financial hardship or feel that the fee is outside of what you’re able to pay, please let me know. I have a handful of low fee short-term therapy appointments for those in need.

Do you write Gender Affirming Surgery or Emotional Support Animal Letters?

Yes to both. Documentation starts at $100.00 

What if I need a consultation?

I do offer a free 15 video or phone call consultation. If you’re interested in a consultation, click the New & Existing Client tab at the top left. You will click I'm A New Client. You will then request the Consultation appointment. 

What do I do if I'm ready to schedule?

If and when you're ready to move forward with me as your therapist without a consultation, click the New & Existing Client tab at the top left. You will click I'm A New Client. You will then request an Individual appointment.