Where are you located?
How can I schedule an appointment with you?
The first step is to call, email, or text to set up an initial consultation. If I’m a good fit for you at that point, we’ll move forward with the assessment phase.
I schedule assessments after your consultation for the first available time slot that works with your schedule. During your assessment, you and I will set a regular time and day for your therapy sessions.
Can I cancel an appointment?
Your time is valuable and so is mine. Therapy is a commitment you make to yourself. Its also a commitment I make to you in terms of my time and resources, Life happens, and you may need to cancel an appointment or session. Please call, text, or email if you need to cancel an appointment. If you do not cancel prior to your scheduled appointment time, I reserve the right to charge you for that missed session.
If you are late for a scheduled appointment, you will be seen, but probably not for the full time period. I do not adjust fees for partial sessions if you are late for your appointment.
How do I pay for service?
Payment is expected at time of service. I charge a flat fee for my services and do not provide a sliding scale. I accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, cashier’s checks, and personal checks. I use Square, which provides electronic receipts for each transaction.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not bill insurance for a variety of reasons. You can use your insurance if your benefits plan offers out-of-network coverage. Most insurance plans do offer this.
To find out what your plan offers, you’ll need to contact them directly. You’ll want to ask what your out-of-network outpatient mental health coverage is.
I will provide you with the clinical information you’ll need to file claims against your insurance. Unfortunately, I will have to give you a mental health diagnosis if you choose this route.
Please note that I have no control of when your insurance reimburses you or how much you are reimbursed. I also have no control of your confidentiality once you submit this information to your insurance company.
How long is a typical session?
My sessions run for one and one-half hours. I don’t do just “talk therapy.” Most of my clients need and benefit from more than that. The extra time is important to address your needs and maintain emotional safety.
How long will I be in therapy?
This is an excellent question with no clear-cut answer. I’m not a fan of months or years of therapy, but your path to recovery and wellness can take some time.
Most of my clients get what they need in about 10 sessions, sometimes less and sometimes more. It really depends on what comes out of your assessment and how we progress in therapy.
Does anyone cry in front of you?
People cry and express their emotions with me all the time. I want my office and sessions to be safe places for people to express themselves – to cry, to laugh, and to scream, if needed.
What is therapy like with me?
It’s often a blend of education, seriousness, laughter, sadness, tears, anger, thoughtfulness, and more. It will vary session to session. And I hold my clients accountable for homework assignments.