Frequently Asked Questions

Can I talk to a coach in person?

Currently working with a coach is done remotely via the telephone. Our hope is that this is easily integrated into your life and schedule.

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Should I do coaching or therapy?

Coaching vs Therapy is a personal choice based on your goals and your budget.

Coaching can help you identify strengths and areas for growth, and help you design and set goals that will bring you closer to the life you want to live. If you’re on a budget or are focusing on some specific areas, coaching might be a great fit for you.

Therapy does these things as well, and can help you focus in on internal processes that drive behavior. Therapy can help with a wider range of issues, and is particularly important for addressing any struggles that are interfering with your life. If you need a little more emotional awareness and support, we recommend seeking therapy.

An independent study has shown that learning psychology skills in conjunction with coaching can be as effective as therapy itself.

Will my insurance cover the appointment cost?

We are currently an out-of-network provider and do not accept insurance. However, many insurance companies offer reimbursement for psychological services. Through our partnership with Better, we can help support your process to verify coverage and get reimbursed.

Are you licensed to practice therapy?

Therapists at Octave are all licensed to practice, and their license numbers are publicly available on their bio pages. Coaches are not licensed clinicians, but are certified in coaching programs, demonstrating that they have training in building and supporting success.

Why is therapy with Octave worth the cost?

Therapists are highly trained professionals, and we’ve worked hard to find the best. Our fees are set to be cheaper than comparable practices around the city, which can often charge $350 or more. We also focus on shorter-term modes of therapy so that you are typically paying these fees for a shorter period of time while seeing fast results.

What will this cost?

Therapy at Octave starts at $180 for a 45 minute session, and coaching starts at $75 for 30 minutes.

Can I try coaching and therapy?

Absolutely! We feel that using both therapy and coaching can help foster quick and more lasting change. In some instances, we may offer coaching as a follow up for patients seeing one of our therapists, though this is largely dependent on the circumstances of our clients.

Can I talk to a therapist remotely?

Typically, no. Part of what makes therapy so effective is the real-life relationship and connection between therapist and client. It’s possible you may need to set up an odd remote session with a therapist, but we do not offer entirely remote therapy.