Do Words Really Hurt?

by Elyssa Lee, MSW, LCSWA You may be familiar with the old adage: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Although widely popular and commonly used as a defense against insulting words, this phrase is not necessarily true. The truth is, words DO hurt. Many scientific studies have shown […]

Mental Health House

by Katie Bounds, MSW, LCSWA Growing up, I always had a love and fascination with home design and HGTV, and that admiration for the art of home improvement has not disappeared. To this day, I love watching people remodel their spaces- whether it’s one room or the whole house- to perfect whatever the look they’re […]

Update: Self-Pay Rates

At Three Oaks, quality care is of the utmost importance. As a client, we want you to feel welcome, well supported and confident that you are being provided with the most up-to-date, evidence based treatment. In order to uphold this desire, our clinical team participates in extensive training throughout the year in topics ranging from […]

Glossary of Insurance Terms & Definitions

Allowed Amount:  The allowed / maximum amount that your insurance company determines is reasonable for covered services. The allowed amount includes any payments to a provider, plus any deductible, coinsurance or copayment. For in-network providers, the allowed amount is usually the amount the provider has agreed to accept as payment in full. If a healthcare […]

Mended with Gold

by Gina Boyle, MSW, LCSWA A few weeks ago, I dropped a ceramic dish (and my lunch) onto the linoleum floor in our office break room. I loved that dish – it was new and the edges were wrapped in a bright blue silicone sleeve which was supposed to protect it from breaking – but […]

The Journey Toward Healing

by Anna Rodenfels, MSW, LCSWA With teary eyes and sunken shoulders, my client looked me straight in the eyes and vulnerably asked, “Can you fix me?” It’s not an uncommon question in therapy. Some clients bluntly ask and some come each week silently hoping they will find the answer. But therapy is not about fixing. […]

Telehealth & Insurance Reimbursement

The Three Oaks admin team is in touch with our insurance panels regularly to stay ahead of any changes regarding insurance reimbursements for telehealth sessions. It is a possibility that insurance plans will decide to reduce the reimbursement rates for telehealth sessions, or limit the number of sessions allotted per calendar year. We will do […]

Our Human Connection

by Casie Hall, LCMHC, LCAS Wow. December of 2020. Here we are. *deep breath* Anyone on my team, all of my clients, and most people who know me will tell you that I am a big fan of transparency. Transparency as an action and communication style is such a tangible, magical way of connecting with […]