OVERVIEW 

Searching for a therapist can be daunting. Time constraints, poor quality online information, non-responsive practitioners, and other challenges can lead to discouraging results.  

 

Banister's approach keeps things simple:
 

STEP 1 

Schedule a 15-minute intake call with one of Banister's licensed mental health professionals.    During this call you will share criteria including insurance carrier, preferred day/time/location, in-person or tele-health format, and your history with mental health care. This time will also be used to verify any known goals, to educate you on therapist specialties, and to explore what you most value in a therapeutic relationship.

 

There is no need to prep for this conversation.

STEP 2

Banister will begin to research and directly contact potential therapists on your behalf via email/phone to verify a match for all criteria, along with screening for potential relationship fit.

 

All outreach is confidential.
 

STEP 3

Banister will send you a list of 3-5 fully vetted therapists for you to consider and contact directly for an initial consultation.

 

(Please note that after you schedule and complete the initial call, it may take up to 1-2 weeks for Banister to complete the search.)

 

COST | $190


To start the process, please email info@banisteradvisors.com and we'll follow up.

Serving clients in the Pacific Northwest and beyond

Banister Provider Search

Searching for a clinical provider can be daunting. Time constraints, poor quality online information, non-responsive practitioners, and other challenges can lead to discouraging results.  This applies for mental health professionals as well as other types of care.

Our team is here to fix that.

FOR CLIENTS

Banister's Approach Keeps Things Simple

In three easy steps and a one-time investment cost of $190, you can be set up with a qualified provider who fits your needs. 

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STEP 1

15-Minute Intake Call

​Schedule a 15-minute intake call with one of Banister's licensed mental health professionals. During this call you will share criteria including insurance carrier, preferred day/time/location, in-person or tele-health format, and your history with the relevant type of health care. This time will also be used to verify any known goals, to educate you on provider specialties, and to explore what you most value in a therapeutic relationship.

Please note: It is Banister Advisors policy to report concern for abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult, as well as assist in seeking immediate assistance for clients who are experiencing acute suicidal or homicidal thoughts.

Although there is no need to prep for this initial conversation, if you plan to utilize your health insurance to pay for provider service fees, it’s important to understand your specific benefits. How you are able/willing to pay for a provider will be helpful to your Banister Navigator during their search on your behalf, because it may expand or limit the search. Here are some questions to ask your insurance carrier:

 

  • What is the coverage with my insurance, for the provider type I'm seeking?

  • Will my provider sessions count towards my deductible? What out-of-pocket expenses can I expect?

  • Are there any limitations (i.e. maximum number of annual sessions) to my coverage?

  • Will my insurance accept a Superbill from a provider who is out of network? (A Superbill is shared by the provider after you pay him/her in full. The insurance will then reimburse you a percentage).

  • What is the reimbursement rate for an out of network provider?

  • Is approval required from my primary care physician for me to pursue and be reimbursed for certain types of clinical services?

  • What is my deductible and has it been met?

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STEP 2

Research and Verification

Banister will begin to research and directly contact potential providers on your behalf via email/phone to verify payment and availability criteria, along for screening for the providers’ training and comfort in assisting with your identified issues and goals.

Rest assured that all outreach is confidential.

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STEP 3

Connection

Banister will send you a list of 3-5 providers who meet the discussed criteria for you to consider and contact directly for an initial consultation. This consultation is an opportunity for you to determine which provider may be the best fit for you.

Please note that after you schedule and complete the initial call, it may take up to 1-2 weeks for Banister to complete the search.

If you are experiencing a physical health crisis, please call 911. 

 

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the crisis line at 1-800-273-8255 or visit mentalhealth.gov.

Set Up Your Intake Call

Begin your provider search 15 minute consultation with Banister Advisors by filling out the associated form or connect with us directly at providersearch@banisteradvisors.com

We are also available to take phone calls directly. Please book a time at your convenience to speak with Gioia Gonzalez MSW, LICSW.

 
 

FOR THERAPISTS

Banister's Approach
Keeps Things Professional

Banister Advisors is committed to assisting clients in finding high quality mental health support through our community Therapist Search offering. Our in-depth community searches include a directory of therapists who opt in (for no charge) to being contacted by us when we are searching for clients.

If you are interested in being a part of the Banister Advisors Therapist Search Directory please fill out the associated form or connect with us directly at
therapistsearch@banisteradvisors.com

We will reach out to you from time to time when searching for our clients prior to referring to you.


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