Mary Ann Miller, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in the first session?
The first session is a consultation in which we will talk about your concerns. At the end of this session you and I will determine if we can work together. In some cases we may decide to meet a second time in consultation to determine the best course of work for you. The decision to go forward will be our mutual decision.

How long does therapy last?
The course of therapy varies from person to person. How long you will be in therapy depends on your goals and what you want to accomplish. In some cases other issues surface in the course of therapy that can lengthen the process. There are usually benchmarks in the course of one’s work where we may discuss whether to continue or not. Choosing to continue is always your decision.

How often do we meet?
Once we have agreed to work together it is recommended that we meet once a week, usually at the same time, although the times may vary. Meeting weekly is important in forming a working relationship and making effective change. Depending on the nature of the issues that may arise, there may be times when we will agree to meet more than once a week.

How do I pay for my therapy?
Payment will be due at the end of each session. At the end of the month I will give you a bill that you can submit to your insurance company. Most insurance companies provide some reimbursement for therapy. If you have a PPO, most PPO plans cover out of network providers. You may want to check with your insurance company to find out what your insurance plan covers. You may not want to use your insurance benefit and that is your choice.

How can I reach you?
You may call my office at 281-468-2315 or you may email me at My office is centrally located at Kirby and Bissonnet.