frequently asked questions

I’ve compiled a list of the most frequent questions that I have received over my career. It’s normal and encouraged for patients to ask many questions when choosing to work with a licensed therapist.
 
Here are some answers to the questions I receive the most.
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What is my philosophy in the therapy room?

I believe strongly in building relationships, which in turn builds trust. I work hard to find connection points with any and every client that I meet with. My hope is that clients feel comfortable sitting with me in the room. 

 

If my therapeutic approach doesn't resonate, I am happy to provide alternative therapists in the area so that the client can find a suitable therapist that they can connect with.

How much does therapy cost?

My fee for each session is $175.  I like to think of therapy as an investment in one's personal wellbeing. I take someone’s mental health very seriously and want to partner and support them throughout the process.  

 

I also strongly believe in providing therapy services to all people, regardless of their financial situation.  I do offer a sliding fee scale on a case by case situation. 

How long are therapy sessions?

My therapy sessions are 45 minutes in length and my appointments start at the top of the hour.  I give myself a few minutes after each session to document our discussion and then prepare for my next session. 

Is there a virtual or teletherapy option for therapy?

Yes.  I use a HIPPA compliant application to conduct virtual therapy appointments.  It is provided through Simple Practice and I have found it to be a positive experience for clients that are looking for this.

What does therapy look like when working with clients under the age of 18?

First off, I take confidentiality very seriously.  There are times when I am talking to a client one on one and something confidential is shared.  I am in the business of building relationships and building trust.  I do not share this information with the client’s parents, unless the child wants me to. 

 

The only situation where confidential information would be shared is if there is a safety concern (suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts or someone else has threatened to hurt the client).  

 

At the same time, I also want to help parents and provide support for them in how to best support their child. 

 

So, I do typically save some time at the end of each session to speak with parents and provide tips and suggestions if needed.

Is insurance accepted?

I am out of network with all insurance providers.  However, depending on the insurance provider, there are some out of network benefits depending on your provider.  This would entail contacting one's provider to see what that reimbursement rate would be.

 

If this is of interest, I can provide any and all information needed.