Telka's mental health services

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Telka's Services

Telka's services are effective in the treatment for:

 1. Stress & mood disorders: adjustment disorders, anger, anxiety,  depression, grief, obsessive compulsive disorders, panic,  perfectionism,  procrastination,  poor impulse control, social anxiety and recovery concerns.   

2. Relationship Stress: dating dilemmas, break-ups, separation and divorce adjustment, blended family issues and parenting concerns. 

3. Life stuff: bully bosses, career concerns, college adjustment, compassion fatigue, difficult people, obesity, excessive spending, low self esteem and other self defeating behaviors.

Telka is only accepting requests for daytime appointments. No evening or weekend hours are available at this time. Telka does not accept walk-ins or offer crisis intervention. For mental health emergencies contact 911  or Community Mental Health

To request services

​Telka schedules her own counseling appointments. Email is the fastest way to contact Telka at  Therapy@TelkaArend-Ritter.com  If email is not available, leave a confidential voicemail at (517) 332-9310. Please note voicemail is accessed weekdays 9-5p.

For all service inquiries please include the following information: 

  1. ​Name, age, occupation and employer. (Telka's works with ages 21 to 62)
  2. Referral source: how did you hear about Telka's services? 
  3. List your insurance type and if you are aware of and comfortable with your copay or deductible. 
  4. Have you located Telka as a covered provider within your insurance directory?
  5. What would you like help with?
  6. Are you able to schedule a daytime appointment?

Understanding your insurance coverage

 1. The customer service number on the back of your insurance card may assist you with details of your outpatient mental health coverage  and a list of contracted providers. 

2.  Be sure to clarify that your provider search is for a mental health therapist. 

3. Clarify your copay and deductible amounts to determine your "out-of-pocket" expense.  Inquire cost of procedure codes 90791 and 90837. 

Telka 's "in-network" provider status

Telka is a contracted "in-network" provider for :  *Aetna, ASR, *Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO,  Blue Care network (BCN), *Cigna, *Cofinity, HAP, Health Plus, Messa, McLaren, PHP and SPN.

If you do not find Telka listed in your provider directory, check your "out of network" coverage.  

Telka is not a contracted with: Cigna Behavioral Health, Humana, Ingham Health Plan, Medicaid, Medicare, Tri-Care or Employee Assistance Programs. 

*Specific policies have complicated rules and exclusions so the bottom line is to search your mental health provider directory  using Telka's  National Provider ID of 1013066067  

Cancellation Policy

  

To cancel or reschedule a counseling appointment, please provide 24 hour or more advance notice via  Emai to Therapy@TelkaArend-Ritter.com. Please keep in mind that “no-shows” and short notice cancellations prevent others from receiving services during that appointment time.  Although Telka does not charge cancellation fees, repeated cancellations indicate that current scheduling practices are not working. Repeated cancellations may result in termination of services.