FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
$145 for 50-minute individual or parenting session.
$215 for 80-minute individual or parenting session.
DO YOU OFFER CONSULTATION CALLS?
Yes, I offer free 15-20 minute consultation calls for you to gauge whether or not you believe I would be a good fit for what you are looking for. This is done before booking the first intake appointment.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
No. I am an Out of Network provider and am not able to accept insurance at this time, however, I can do is provide you with a Superbill, which is a clinical receipt that a client can submit to their insurance for reimbursement. *Reimbursement is not guaranteed, as it depends on the insurance company and their policies.
WHAT IS YOUR THERAPEUTIC APPROACH?
I am a relational therapist whose counseling techniques can best be described as client centered and strength based with elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalytical therapy, and parts work/internal family systems therapy. We build upon our strengths and acknowledge situations in the past that prevent you from getting to where you want to be in the present. Together, we will create individual goals that we work towards in our therapeutic relationship. Please see the 'Services' page to learn more about my therapeutic approach.
CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE STARTING THERAPY
THERAPY IS AN INVESTMENT
Mental health therapy, like many other wellness services, is an investment that takes time and patience. It's similar to physical therapy, occupational therapy, even personal training. You attend appointments, make progress, and have things to focus on in between sessions. Therapy works the exact same way - the harder you work in therapy, the more results you will see. The brain is similar to the body in that they both require exercise, rest, and good habits to stay healthy. Part of the therapy process is healing from old wounds, beliefs, and bad habits in order to create new ones, which does not happen overnight. On average, therapeutic progress begins to occur within a few months of attending weekly therapy sessions.
I am unable to accept insurance at this time. However, here are some benefits of doing therapy with an Out of Network provider:
-- Increased confidentiality:
Insurance companies require information about your mental health care that you may not be comfortable sharing. Working with an Out of Network provider keeps what is said in the therapy room, in the therapy room, like Vegas' Golden Rule.
-- No unnecessary diagnosis:
Insurance companies require in-network clinicians to provide a diagnosis for their clients, even if the diagnosis isn't accurate. Working with an Out of Network provider does not require clinicians to provide a diagnosis.
- Increased treatment autonomy:
Insurance companies have a limited number counselors who are paneled with their company. With an Out of Network provider, you get to choose which clinician is the best fit for you, without juggling the insurance piece.
You can still use your insurance if you'd like to work with me. I can provide a Superbill for you to give directly to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. Please note, if you were to request a Superbill, a diagnosis would be required.
I have a 24-hour cancellation, no-show, rescheduling policy. I understand life throws curve balls, if you are unable to make a scheduled appointment time, please let me know at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged the late fee.