Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect when we meet?
When we schedule our first session, I will send you new client paperwork to review before we meet. The initial session will focus on us getting to know each other and identifying your goals for therapy. This will help me to establish the best overall plan for you including how often we should meet. Whether you've had multiple therapists or this is your first time stepping into a therapist's office, my goal is to offer a warm, non-judgmental, and comfortable space where we can co-create a strong therapeutic relationship that helps you heal and grow.
Throughout therapy, we'll focus sessions on the goals we've identified. I will always check in to see if there is something in particular you want or need to discuss, and I'll also always have a ideas and activities at-the-ready that support your overall therapy goals.
What are your fees?
My fee for 50-minute sessions is $140; payment is due at time of session via cash, check, or credit/debit card. I do have a limited number of reduced fee slots, so if this is something you need, please talk with me about it to see if I currently have a spot open.
Do you take insurance?
I am not an in-network provider with insurance panels, but your insurance company may reimburse you if they provide coverage for out-of-network mental health services.
As an out-of-network provider, some of my clients are fully self-pay, while others use out-of-network insurance benefits to get reimbursed. If you are interested in using your benefits, call your insurance company to see if your policy reimburses for out-of-network mental health services. If they do and you'd like to utilize out-of-network benefits, you pay me up front and then I provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company.
It's important to know that if you do choose to use insurance, I have to share with your insurance company a diagnostic code (DSM-V diagnosis such as Major Depressive Disorder or Bulimia Nervosa) in order for them to reimburse, meaning this will be in your medical record.
How long will therapy take?
As far as how long the therapy process takes, it is highly individualized. My goal is to empower you to be your own best advocate and gain the skills and healing you need to succeed without me. Depending on each person's unique situation, some clients may see me for a just a few months, and others work with me longer. I typically recommend starting weekly, but often once you start seeing progress toward your goals, we can decrease the frequency of sessions.