Gina Dattilo PsyD/Forward Focus Therapy LLC


Pennsylvania
United States
(484) 558-0343

FAQ about this practice

Forward Focus Therapy specializes in weekend and evening appointments


How can online therapy/counseling help me?

I have seen the powerful effect of therapy my personal life and I’ve also been a witness to the positive impact it has on others. counseling is most effective when you are motivated and you have a positive relationship with your therapist. Therapy is that it is based on what you want and need. It can assist in problem solving strategies, it can help improve your current communication, social and relationship skills, it can help you develop new tools for dealing with life’s stressors and it can help you manage your emotions better. You can gained increased self-confidence, resiliency for future stressful situations, and increased self-efficacy.


How do I contact you?

Appointments can be made in several ways. You can schedule a consultation, session or send a secure message through the portal! You can call 484-558-0343. Please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as possible.


What is a client portal?

The client portal is a place where you can:

Schedule appointments

Pay for sessions

Send secure messages and texts

Send us documents and views notes and documents sent to you

You can also sign documents

View you appointments

Start a video session

The client portal is encrypted and redundant and data there is backed up hourly!

 

Where is your office?

 

At this time we do not have physical office, we see individuals online for counseling throughout Pennsylvania and the following states via PsyPact:


Arizona – AZ HB 2503 (Enacted on 5/17/2016)

Colorado - CO HB 1017 (Enacted 4/12/2018)

Delaware - DE HB 172 (Enacted 6/27/2019)

Georgia - GA HB 26 (Enacted 4/23/2019)

Illinois - IL HB 1853 (Enacted 8/22/2018)

Missouri - MO HB 1719/MO SB 660 (Enacted 6/1/2018)

Nebraska - NE L 1034 (Enacted 4/23/2018)

Nevada - NV AB 429 (Enacted on 5/26/2017)

New Hampshire- NH SB 232 (Enacted 7/10/2019)

Oklahoma - OK HB 1057 (Enacted 4/29/2019)

Pennsylvania - PA SB 67 (Enacted 5/8/2020)

Texas - TX HB 1501 (Enacted 6/10/2019)

Utah - UT SB 106 (Enacted on 3/17/2017)

Virginia - VA SB 760 (Enacted 4/11/2020)

North Carolina - NC 361 (Enacted 7/1/2020) *Effective 3/1/2021


 

Forward Focus Therapy offers affordable online counseling 


Initial 10 minute consultation is Free

50-minute session is 80.00

40-minute session is 65.00

There is a 15% discount when two sessions are booked and paid for in advance.

This discount is only for individuals paying the standard session rates.

 

How often do people attend therapy?

Most people attend once a week but you may attend more or less frequently based upon your needs. 

When do you have time available?

You can visit my confidential portal to see when we have availability. Most sessions occur during the evening or weekend!


Do you take Insurance?

I am an out-of-network therapy provider which means that you pay the full amount up front and may be reimbursed by your insurance plan. You will need to contact your insurance company to determine the percentage of coverage. I can provide you an invoice for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Please check with your provider for details about your eligibility and coverage. 


**Please be aware that I have no control over the confidentiality of your information once it is received by your insurance company.


Do you keep what we discuss in therapy confidential?

Therapists are bound by law to maintain confidentiality. This means is that anything we discuss in person or in any communication, can’t be discussed with anyone else without your written consent. There are limits to confidentiality:

Threats of serious bodily harm to another person or persons, which must be reported to the police and the intended victim(s).

  • Suspected child abuse, dependent adult abuse, or elder abuse, which must be immediately reported to the appropriate authorities.
  • Intent to inflict self-harm will prompt efforts to engage the clients’ cooperation in securing their safety. In the absence of such cooperation, safety measures will be taken without client permission, as provided by law.
  • In some instances, the courts may subpoena my records or testimony. In most instances I am forced to honor these subpoenas.

In addition, if you choose to cover any portion of your therapy costs with insurance, then your insurance company will have access to the dates of your appointments and to your diagnosis.


What should I expect on my consultation or first session?

You will need a computer, tablet or phone that has video capability for a tele-therapy session or a phone for a telephone session. I will be in a secure location free from others and I ask that you do the same. During the consultation we will talk about your therapy needs and what you would like to work on. I will listen closely to you to develop an understanding of both the hopes and concerns that bring you to therapy and to answer any questions that you have. You will get a sense of how we work together and whether or not we are a good fit. After that, you can take time to think about it or you can schedule a session. Once you have scheduled a session you will be asked to complete a HIPAA form, consent for Tele-therapy, and an intake form. 


How long will counseling take?

Counseling varies depending on the individual and the goals of therapy. Some clients may achieve their goals in a few sessions while others it may take years. We will identify your goals for therapy together and work at a pace that feels comfortable. Insurance may authorize a certain amount of sessions and we would have to work within those parameters. Otherwise, we would consistently assess the progress toward your identified goals and determine when they are achieved and when therapy feels complete.

 

If you are ready to begin the journey, contact me. You can schedule a consultation, session or send a secure message through the portal! Please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as possible.

If you are in an immediate crisis, please call 911 in the US and Canada, 999 in the UK, 000 In Australia or 112 in Europe.
Alternatively, you can visit Befrienders Worldwide to find a suicide helpline for your country.

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