Below are some commonly asked questions. If you have specific questions about how I may be able to help you personally, please get in touch!
I've never been to therapy before. What can I expect? Coming in for the first time can feel a bit unnerving, but that's normal! At our first meeting we'll be going over your paperwork, history, and what led you to therapy. This will help me create a personalized treatment plan for you, which will be the focus of our sessions moving forward.
How long do I need to be in therapy? This really depends on your needs, your goals, and your desired outcomes. Weekly sessions in the beginning stages of therapy is highly recommended and will give you quicker results. However, we'll move at a pace that's most comfortable for you.
What are your fees? Individuals are $75 and couples are $125 per 55 minute session.
Why don't you accept insurance? To put it simply, so you have complete privacy and more control over your mental health records and treatment. Most insurance companies require a specific mental health diagnosis in order to be treated (many conditions are not covered), limit the number of treatment sessions, and limit the type of treatment you're able to receive. By not using insurance, your mental health information is kept confidential, treatment length is in your control, and treatment can be tailored to your specific needs and personal goals. However, I can provide you with a receipt to submit to your insurance for partial reimbursement if your health plan permits.
Can I stop therapy at anytime? Yes. You are in control and can decide at any point that you no longer want to continue therapy. However, please keep in mind that lasting change requires you to be commited to yourself and the counseling process. My goal is to help you feel better in the shortest amount of time as possible, but at a pace that's most comfortable for you. I also keep an open door policy, which means my clients are welcome back anytime for additional support as needed.
What can I expect from you as a therapist? You can expect to feel heard, understood, unconditionally accepted and suported, respected, empowered, and valued in a relaxed and comfortable environment. You will leave here with tools and new skills that will help you throughout the rest of your life.