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Sunset over the river with Jenn Zatopek Listens in the sky.

Why did you go into counseling?

As a young girl, I found myself isolated, feeling disconnected from myself, and like I didn’t belong anywhere. Shame pervaded my body, mind, and spirit, and I drifted in and out of life, feeling intensely anxious and working so hard I finally burnt myself out. It wasn’t until I completed several courses of therapy in my thirties when I finally came experienced the truth: no matter what happened to me growing up, I am beloved because I am human. My life’s work and purpose is to help others heal from past trauma and cultivate compassion for themselves and others in healthy, supportive relationships.

What are three words to describe you?

I have been described by clients and friends alike as kind, spacious, and compassionate. I take pride in creating safe spaces for others to feel warmly accepted as they are because this is where true healing starts. I love to start my days in meditation and doing movement like Qi Jong or walking outside and being creative like writing or painting. When I’m not counseling or writing, my favorite place is the woods or mountains where I enjoy hiking with friends and family.

How do I get started?

Please fill out the form below so you can schedule your free initial phone consultation call. This is a 15-minute phone consultation that allows me to learn about your goals for counseling and see if my approach will be a good fit for you. You’ll have time to ask me questions as well. By the end of our call, you’ll get to decide if it seems like therapy is right for you and if we are a good fit for working together. From there, we’ll discuss scheduling and I’ll help you access the online portal system to complete paperwork.

Do you accept insurance?

I don’t accept insurance, but I’m happy to provide you with a “Superbill” which is the required documentation for you to submit to your insurance carrier for possible out-of-network benefits. Many people get a significant portion of their fees reimbursed by their insurance companies. To find out what might be covered by your insurance, call your insurance company and ask them if mental health services are covered, how much therapy costs per session, how many sessions are covered under their plan, how much does the plan cover for an out-of-network provider and when their plan will reimburse you. Many people use their Health Savings debit cards to pay for counseling.

Why don’t you take insurance?

Insurance companies limit the number of sessions you can have, the type of therapy that you receive, and require that you have a diagnosis attached to your medical record. Your private information shared with your insurance company can potentially be accessed by certain third parties (such as life insurance companies or the military). This may also apply if you use your out-of-network insurance benefits and seek reimbursement for out-of-pocket therapy expenses. By working directly with my clients and not insurance companies, I have the freedom to use my best clinical expertise to provide you with the most effective care you need.

How much do sessions cost?

I charge $150 for 50-minute sessions, $200 for 75-minute sessions, and $240 for 90-minute sessions.

Do you provide case consultation sessions?

I offer case consultation sessions for counseling professionals or for counseling trainees and charge $150 for 55-minute sessions.

What is your cancellation policy?

For all appointments I ask that you give more than 24 hours notice when you cancel or reschedule the appointment. This allows me the chance to offer that spot to a client on my waitlist. For those sessions that are canceled less than 24 hours of the scheduled appointment, you will be charged the full session fee of whatever service you have booked.

Is therapy confidential?

Yes, the law protects the privileged communication between a client and therapist. However, there are exceptions to this rule, and they are as follows: 1) report of child or elder abuse; 2) danger to self or others; and 3) if there is a court order.

What is the Good Faith Estimate?

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform folks who aren’t using insurance to receive, both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling healthcare services, a Good Faith Estimate of expected charges.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, please visit this website at www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers, email FederalPPDRQuestions@cms.hhs.gov, or call 1-800-985-3059.

What is your favorite coffee shop in Fort Worth?

I am obsessed with Summer Moon and their decaf Autumn latte (with oat milk, of course) is amazing!

How do I make an appointment with you?

Please fill out the form below to schedule your free initial phone consultation! You can send me a direct message, call or text my practice number which is (817) 642 – 7305, or send me an email at jenn@theholyabsurd.com. Let’s connect and work together!

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Image: Trinity River at sunset, Jenn Zatopek

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