Mindfulness with Lanita: New Group Staring in February!

Always looking to add more that will benefit our clients, Vivify Wellness has partnered with mindfulness coach and trauma-informed yoga instructor Lanita England to help us bring a trauma-informed mindfulness group to our clients.


Studies on mindfulness have shown numerous positive effects on mental well-being.  Mindfulness is helpful in improving learning and memory, emotional regulation, self-referential processing, and perspective taking.


Our mindfulness group is co-facilitated by Lanita England, CMC, Trauma-Informed 200ERYT, RPYT and Laura Fontaine, MS, LISAC, LPC.  We will hold the groups in 8-week cycles.  The next one starts on Tuesday 2/8/22 @ 6pm.  We accept UHC, Aetna, and BCBS as well as self-pay.  Email [email protected] to be added to our  roster for the next round of groups.

No Surprises Act - Good Faith Estimates

The federal government has recently enacted the "No Surprises Act" which is set to begin on 1/1/2022.  This Act applies mostly to medical professionals and emergency settings but we lucky therapists have been included as healthcare providers.  The Act is meant to prevent clients/patients from getting surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers.  For example, if you go to the hospital for surgery, your surgeon might be in-network with your insurance but the anesthesiologist might not be and a few months after your surgery, a bill comes to cover the anesthesiologist's services.

  

While there are very few instances of this happening with therapists (in fact, I can't think of any time this might happen except in the case of insurance claim processing errors), therapists are being required to inform our clients of this Act and the "Good Faith Estimate".  The Good Faith Estimate details the rates for services for clients who are not insured or not using their insurance and reminds them they could potentially save money by using an in-network provider.  Eventually, Good Faith Estimates will be done for clients who are utilizing their insurance as well so stayed tuned for updates.  Click here to read more about the No Surprises Act and Good Faith Estimates.

Telehealth 

 Due to the success and popularity of teletherapy that we experienced during COVID, we at Vivify Wellness have also decided to continue to offer teletherapy for those who prefer it.  We have found that telehealth has provided flexibility and accessibility for people who might otherwise not be able to access quality, specialized, counseling services.  We use Doxy.me as the HIPAA-compliant online platform to use for our sessions.  


For clients using their insurance benefits, it is helpful to check with your insurance provider to ensure that telehealth services are covered by your plan. Please contact your insurance directly for the most accurate answer as to whether your insurance will cover teletherapy.