What is Your Fee?
I charge $150 for individuals as well as couples for 50-minute sessions. If you wish to have a longer session, we can discuss that. I accept all major credit cards as well as checks and cash.
Do you accept any insurance?
I do not directly accept insurance plans, but if you have a PPO plan (your card will often state if it is a PPO or HMO), you might be able to receive reimbursement.
I can provide you with “superbills” which are statements you can send to your insurance for “out-of-network” coverage. When you call your insurance, I advise asking the following questions:
1) What is my deductible in regards to out-of-network psychotherapy from an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist?
2) How much might I be reimbursed for each therapy session?
3) How many out-of-network therapy sessions are covered each year?
My interest is for your right to confidentiality and the time you commit, both of which insurance undermines for mental health specifically, with their requests for diagnoses and sometimes treatment information and arbitrary limits to number of sessions.
Are you available on weekends?
Yes! I am happily able to have Saturday hours available for therapy clients. Virtually through video, I’m able to meet Sundays. Please let me know your schedule and we will work it out!
How does therapy work?
My way of doing therapy is designed to alleviate your troubles and does so in a collaborative and safe setting where you are able to share and ask me questions knowing confidentiality is upheld in the highest regard. Your goals and my approach to helping you will be clarified. I work collaboratively and empathically to understand your strengths and concerns. Sharing this information with me is a process so you can feel relief in a safe setting. I will check in with you as part of my responsibility to respect what you want out of therapy. Sessions are tailored to you, meaning I see and respect you for who you are. True compassion and caring in a safe and confidential space are among my top priorities!
How long does therapy take?
The time frame of therapy varies for each person. In my approach, I seek to help you find deeper meaning beyond the issues you bring in so that you can attain deeper insight on a variety of issues.
I work with you for as long as the therapy is beneficial. What you need is going to be different than what another person desires. During our sessions, I will continue to ask you how you feel about our work together and at any time you can bring up questions and curiosities. You are the expert of your own life. I will never tell you to be in therapy longer than you desire.
What do you mean by being Affirmative?
Being Affirmative refers to being not only tolerant of clients but also welcoming of their presence and what they have to share. Never will judgement be allowed in the room when I work with you. Being Affirmative means I validate your experience as real and do not shame you. Unfortunately, there are therapists who do not understand that merely tolerating a client’s life is not enough for safety and trust to be established.
Do you see straight clients?
Yes, a large portion of my client base identifies as heterosexual. I offer therapy to you regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
How long is each session?
Typically, sessions are 50-minutes long and occur once a week. If you wish to have longer sessions, this can be negotiated either at the start of seeing each other or in the process of our work together. I have learned that sticking to a consistent time frame is important for the therapeutic alliance, but that sometimes a longer session, or more frequent sessions can be helpful.