Do you accept insurance and what does it cost?
I do not accept insurance, but, you may want to check with your insurance provider because sometimes a copay can be more than or equal to my rates. By doing self-pay, your information, treatment, and the content of your therapy remain more private and in your control. This also reduces my costs of doing business, which allows me to offer the most affordable rates that I can. Payment for 50-minute individual therapy sessions is $85, due at the time of service, but if that is cost-prohibitive for you, then I can reduce the rate to $65 per session, no questions asked. I also offer a limited number of spots at $50 per session for those with low income (for example, a full-time college student or a parent in a single-income household) so feel free to inquire about this. Payment can be made via credit/debit card, check, cash, Cash App Pay, or Paypal. All card information is stored securely using Square.

Do you see children or couples?

At this time, I only see adults ages 18 and up for individual therapy.

Is individual therapy a good fit for me?
For couples, partnerships, and family relationship problems you may want to consider couples or family counseling; but, it is also rather common for someone in couples or family counseling to have their own counselor they see for individual therapy. If you are in crisis and need someone to talk to, then you can always call the suicide hotline (1-800-273-TALK), and dial 911 for emergencies.

What is the process to get started?
I want to make beginning therapy as easy as possible. To get started, you may email, call, or fill out the contact form on this site. I’ll get back with you as soon as I can, typically within 1-3 business days. From there, we can schedule a brief phone call to answer any questions you may have, or we can jump right in and schedule a consultation session, if you are ready. In-person sessions have a lot of advantages, for most people, but virtual sessions have some advantages, too, and I am open to either.

How long will I need to be in therapy?
Together, usually in the initial consultation session, we can discuss if you want to have a set number of sessions with a definitive end point or if you want to leave it open to future discussion. An endpoint can be both financially prudent and personally motivating, so you may find that you are more focused and productive under those conditions; but, sometimes, having an endpoint scheduled generates unnecessary pressure and expectations. We can always plan and discuss an endpoint at any point during therapy. I'm also open to adjusting frequency over time, for example, starting with weekly sessions and reducing to biweekly, even temporarily, and maybe even working our way down to once-a-month sessions, for maintenance or to assist in transitioning out of therapy. However you want to go about it, if, after a consultation session, you decide to give therapy with me a try, expect to do 8 or more sessions.

How does privacy work?
Trust is a cornerstone of counseling. In short, we do our best to limit disclosures to only what information is absolutely necessary by law. We abide by the ACA code of ethics and Missouri and Federal law regarding privacy and confidentiality of client information. That includes HIPAA and FERPA laws that limit the disclosure of medical and education information, as well as assuring clients have access to their records. We are required to disclose information in (1) the case of a court order, (2) the mandated reporting of abuse or neglect of minors or the elderly, and (3) the duty to warn another party of foreseeable and life threatening harm. Isaac Crawford, LPC will at times consult, confidentially, with a small group of one to four professional counselors for the purpose of providing improved and ethical counseling services and client information will be shared in as limited of a manner as possible in that setting.

Know your rights.
I encourage everyone to know their rights and the ethical and legal expectations and obligations of therapy. The American Counseling Association is a good place to start: https://www.counseling.org/

If you have other questions, feel free to email me.