Question #1:  

What types of therapy are offered by Dr. Haworth?

Answer #1:

Dr. Haworth enjoys working with teens (and parents), couples, and adults.  He uses a mix of different theoretical orientations and techniques in therapy, with all sharing the common factor of being methods that have been shown to be effective through research.  These include, but are not limited to: Attachment-based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy. 

Question #2:

How long are the appointments, and how often would we meet?

Answer #2:

Your initial session will involve an evaluation of your needs and is normally scheduled for 90 minutes. At the end of the initial session, Dr. Haworth will be able to provide you with some first impressions of what therapy may include and will begin to develop a treatment plan with you.  Sessions after the initial evaluation are typically scheduled for 50 minutes.  Therapy sessions usually occur on a weekly basis during the heart of the time that the work is being done.  This might shift to once every two weeks once good progress has been made and problem areas have begun to improve. Sessions can also be adjusted to twice weekly during crisis periods. Progress will be reviewed periodically, and adjustments to the treatment plan will be made as needed. Deciding when to stop your work together is meant to be a mutual process. Before you stop, you and Dr. Haworth will discuss how you will know if or when to come back or whether a regularly scheduled "check-in" might work best for you. 

Question #3:

What are your fees, and can I use my insurance?

Answer #3:

Dr. Haworth’s standard fee for a 50-minute session for individuals, couples, and families is $155. The standard fee for an initial evaluation, typically scheduled for 90-minutes, is $225. This fee may be paid by credit/debit card, health savings account card, cash, or check, and is to be paid at the start of each session.  In accordance with his personal values and the ethical guidelines for psychologists put forth by the American Psychological Association, Dr. Haworth offers two reduced fee or pro bono slots per week to assist those who would otherwise be unable to receive services by him. If his fee is a concern, please discuss it with him. If he is unable to accommodate your financial situation, he will provide you with referrals.

Insurance:   Out-of-network benefits may cover some of the fees for services with Dr. Haworth, but it is your responsibility to verify the specifics of your coverage. Please remember that the services are provided and charged to you, not your insurance company, so you are responsible for payment. Fees you pay for therapy services that are not reimbursed by insurance may be deductible as medical expenses if you itemize deductions on your tax return, though you should check on this with your accountant/tax handler. Dr. Haworth will provide you with a billing statement if you wish to submit it for any available reimbursement from your insurance company. This statement is your receipt for tax or insurance purposes. 

Question #4:

How can I contact Dr. Haworth, or set up an appointment?

Answer #4:

When you need to contact Dr. Haworth for any reason, these are the most effective ways to get in touch in a reasonable amount of time:

  1. By phone @ (615) 861-2222. You may leave messages on the voicemail. This is the preferred method of contact, as Dr. Haworth utilizes a service that has signed a Business Associate’s Agreement to assure confidentiality/privacy.
  2. As a secondary option, you may contact Dr. Haworth by email at brian@firstlightcaps.com. However, though the service that handles Dr. Haworth’s emails also has signed a Business Associate’s Agreement to assure confidentiality/privacy on their part, Dr. Haworth cannot assure confidentiality or privacy regarding your email service provider and/or the devices by which you access it. If, after having considered these risks you decide to contact Dr. Haworth by email, he will assume that you are consenting for him to reply to the email address – whether it is secure or not. Emails are best used for messages or questions regarding things like appointment times, and not about personal or clinical information. 
  3. You can also request an appointment through Dr. Haworth's scheduling portal. To do so, you may use the following link: