Carol Coulson, MSW, LCSW individual, couples, children & family
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Carol Coulson, MSW, LCSW
10420 Old Olive Street Road
Suite 207
St. Louis, Missouri 63141


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does therapy take?

It depends on the complexity of the problem. I have worked with some clients whose issues cleared up in a short period of time.

I have worked with people who have had single traumas—a person help up in a bank robbery, people involved in accidents at home or in a car—whose issues were resolved, usually, in six to eight sessions.

Other clients who have had multiple traumas or who just want talk therapy take longer. It’s entirely up to the client to determine how long therapy takes.

How much information do you have to tell managed care insurance companies?

All insurances require me to do a mental health assessment and they need a mental health diagnosis from me in order to process the claim. I do not work with insurance providers who require more mental health information about the client. Periodically, I am an out-of-network provider for those insurances. This means that the insurance will pay for a certain number of visits or a certain percent (often 80%) of my fee. Out of network services must be precertified. In those cases, I will assist the client in the precertification process and will complete the paperwork required for the client to be reimbursed. Some clients prefer to pay out of pocket for the services and bypass the insurance.