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Evergreen Counseling, LLC

Liz Minnich, LCMHC, LCAS

Mental Health Counseling

For many of my clients, therapy is one of the few places they have been fully accepted. It is my goal to teach those struggling with self-worth to reparent themselves - to abandon their inner critic and expectations received from family, friends, or society. My work is guided by my belief that an authentic caring relationship and a space of nonjudgement are the most essential pieces of therapy.


Simply put, it’s most important to me that you feel seen and heard.

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Welcome!

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I graduated in 2014 with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and have since worked with populations that are struggling with adjustment struggles or mental health disorders. I am a member of Riverstone Wellness Collaborative. I am licensed to treat individuals in both North and South Carolina.
 
I have particular interest and experience working with survivors of trauma, survivors of abuse, adult children of alcoholics/mentally ill/abusive parents, people pleasers, young adults, perfectionists, the LGBT+ population, and those navigating life transitions. I feel most effective treating adults (18+).

I have 8 years’ experience and use the following modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Nurture Play Structure, and Motivational Interviewing.

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Over our lifetime we gather messages about ourselves, other people, and the world. Sometimes the messages turn into beliefs or rules that hold us back from showing up authentically and can interfere with how we engage with people and the world around us. We all deserve a life free to be seen, loved, and to give love through deep and meaningful connections.

I hold the belief that every person is inherently good, lovable, capable, and resilient. My role is to support clients in discovering their true selves in a culturally sensitive, safe, and caring environment. Simply put, I encourage all of my clients to come as they are.

My commitment is to create a space in which we can reflect on the past and the present and practice new ways to connect authentically with others, quiet the inner critic, and live a life lead by their values.

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Practice Information
Sessions are virtual only.

I am currently accepting new clients.
 

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Insurance

I am in network with most plans with:

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out of Network & Self Pay

If you are seeking services and have a plan that I am not considered in network with, you may have out of network benefits. I am happy to contact your insurance provider to find out what those benefits are if you are interested in services and are unfamiliar with how to use these benefits - all without obligation to set up an appointment.

 

My self pay rate is $145 per 55 minute session.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

 

What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)? When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, like a copayment, coinsurance, or deductible. You may have additional costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network.

 

“Out-of-network” means providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan to provide services. Out-of-network providers may be allowed to bill you for the difference between what your plan pays and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your plan’s deductible or annual out-of-pocket limit.

 

“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care—like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider. Surprise medical bills could cost thousands of dollars depending on the procedure or service. You’re protected from balance billing for: Emergency services If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most they can bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles). You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services.

You’re never required to give up your protections from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get out-of-network care. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network.

 

When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have these protections:

- You’re only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductible that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will pay any additional costs to out-of-network providers and facilities directly.

- Generally, your health plan must:

  • Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (also known as “prior authorization”).

  • Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers.

  • Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits.

  • Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your in-network deductible and out-of-pocket limit. If you think you’ve been wrongly billed, contact The North Carolina Department of Insurance at 855-408-1212.

  • Visit https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises

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