FAQS

HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?

The appointments are 50-60 minutes. This is the standard length of a counseling session. If you are interested in a longer session (75 minutes) please contact me regarding availability and pricing.

WHAT THEORETICAL APPROACH DO YOU USE?

I pull from a variety of theories and techniques. I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques are often helpful for my clients.

WHAT IF I CAN'T AFFORD YOUR FEE?

We have several appointments available for sliding scale fees. Our sliding scale is determined and decided on a case by case bases.  Please tell us the reasons why you are unable to pay the full cost.  We will work with you to come up with a workable fee based on your annual income.

DO YOU PRESCRIBE MEDICATION?

No, I am not a medical doctor. Many of my patients find medication is helpful, but many of them also progress well in therapy without medication. If you want to be evaluated for psychiatric medication, either contact your primary care physician or a psychiatrist. If you are already taking medication, I can coordinate care with your doctor.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

I require 24 hours notice of cancellation or you will need to pay for the appointment. An occasional exception may be made in the case of an emergency. It’s important that we meet consistently in order to make progress.

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?

No, I do not accept any insurance. I will collect payment in full from you at the time of service via Wix.  All major credit cards are accepted.

CAN WE MEET VIRTUALLY? DO YOU PROVIDE ONLINE COUNSELING?

Yes, all sessions take place online using a secure video system (such as Zoom). Clients can also hold some sessions by telephone if needed.

HOW OFTEN WILL WE MEET?

To begin, we will meet once a week. I find it’s important to gain some momentum in the beginning by meeting weekly or progress can stall out. Once some or all of your goals are met, meeting less often will make sense.  The Children’s Group sessions and School Issues Group will meet once a month on Saturdays.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE FIRST SESSION?

The initial session, Meet & Greet is a 15-minute free session to get to know each other and see if we are a good fit.  The next meeting is your Consultation Session.  In the Consultation Session is the time for you to start to share your story, talk about your goals and what you would like to change. We are establishing a relationship that will become the foundation for working together. You will begin to figure out some goals; I will begin to figure out how to help you get there.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THERAPY?

Once you have made a decision to see a therapist, you still might be apprehensive about the process. Many people feel nervous before their first appointment. Therapy is a shared journey; a shared process. And, although you and I will travel together, it is ultimately your journey and you will make your own decisions. I do not have answers to all your concerns, but I do have the ability to listen carefully and will ask thoughtful questions. Your answers to these questions will help shape the direction of our work. You can expect to be respected. You can expect that I will offer opinions and suggestions from time to time but I will not tell you what to do.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF YOU ARE THE RIGHT THERAPIST FOR ME?

Most people have a good sense of whether I am the right professional to help them within the first two sessions.  A therapist can act as a guide, support, and a person who will challenge you when they know you are ready.

WHOM DO YOU WORK WITH?

I provide counseling to women and men and children. I work with individual adults, adults in group settings, children in group settings, as well as own children setting.  I work with people going through transitions such as divorce, grief, loss any unexpected change.  I work with people who have goals but feel something is blocking them from achieving their goals.  Children under the age of 18 must be registered for sessions by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

 Individual Therapy $70-120  Group Therapy $30-80 Grief Therapy $70-120 Couples Therapy $70-120

Depression Therapy $70-120  Anger Mgmt Therapy $70-120  Family Therapy $70-120  *DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) $70-120

*CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) $70-120  and Psychotherapy Education $30- 80

Payment is due at the time of service.   *Appointments are not final until confirmed.

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