FAQ : Kate Murphy Therapy
Kate Murphy, LCSW specializes in working with people suffering from anxiety and depression, and provides couples therapy including premarital counseling in the Atlanta metro area of Norcross, GA at the Pathway Center for Psychotherapy.
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A 20-minute consultation is good for you if you want to explain in a little more detail than an email can hold about why you are coming to therapy. It allows you to meet me, see where my office is located or how the online platform works, and it allows us both to determine if working together makes sense.


If you’ve read enough on my website to feel comfortable scheduling that first appointment, we can do that via phone or email. I’ll send you a link to my client portal to fill out forms prior to appointment.

My sessions are 50-minutes with a fee of $200 for individuals and $225 for couples. The fee is due the day of your session. I accept cash, check, HSA cards, and most major credit cards.

If my rates increase, you will be notified 3 months in advance at minimum in writing.

Starting therapy successfully involves consistency and building a good working relationship with your therapist – me. It takes time for trust to develop.


That said, plan on making a commitment to attend therapy weekly. Every 2 weeks can be discussed if schedule and finances make this more workable for you. If you are currently in crisis, I recommend twice a week.

My services are often covered under many out-of-network insurance plans, however, I do not accept insurance in office. I can provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement if your plan offers out-of-network benefits.


Some questions to ask your insurance company to determine if reimbursement is an option:

  • Does the plan include “out-of-network” outpatient mental health benefits?
  • What is my deductible and have I met it?
  • Is there a limit to how many services a year the plan will cover?
  • Do I need a referral from my primary care doctor?
  • What is the reimbursement amount per therapy session?
  • How do I submit invoices and when do I typically receive reimbursement?

How long you stay in therapy depends on you and what you’ve come to therapy to work on. Some people see a degree of symptom relief after the first 30 days and changes in behavior around 90 days. For sustainable change, 6 months to a year or longer is more realistic.


I find that focusing on the process is more important than a focus on time. Remember, the behaviors you are trying to change have probably existed for a long time. Impatience is not a productive or kind partner to change. And I firmly believe that change is possible for everyone.


Schedule a Free 20-minute Phone Consultation Today.


Kate Murphy, a therapist in Chamblee, GA, specializes in helping you decrease stress and anxiety. You can live a more balanced, connected, and meaningful life. Kate works with individuals and couples over the age of 18 to support healing, communicating, and experiencing joy more often.


2951 Flowers Road S., Suite 224

Chamblee, GA 30341

Video Counseling available in GA and FL.

Email: kate@katemurphytherapy.com
Phone: (678) 348-6017