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Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Do You Take Insurance?

Yes, I am able to submit insurance claims to Optum insurances (such as United Healthcare, Oscar, Oxford, and more) and Aetna plans (such as Meritain, Nippon, GEHA, and more). If you wish to submit your sessions under insurance I will take you specific insurance information before the first session and find out if you are covered for services. I will also be able to let you know what your financial responsibility will be (including deductible, co-pays, and co-insurance).

How much is a therapy session?

My individual sessions are generally 50 minutes and a couple’s session is 80 minutes. These sessions are $150 and $225, respectively, although I do have some slots in my practice that are dedicated to a sliding scale.

What to expect from a therapy session?

Therapy provides a venue where you can speak with someone on whatever issue(s) that may be of concern to you. In a session, I will be interested in hearing what you would like to focus on and in what direction you are looking to go. Maybe there’s an anxiety or uncomfortable feelings you’re wishing to address. Perhaps there is a concern in your relationship that you wish to talk about. Maybe there’s a success that you want to talk about. Yes, you can certainly talk about happy things in therapy. Actually, it is crucial to acknowledge our achievements with both ourselves and with others. As I listen, I will also be offering reflections of what I see and hear so that we may both become more aware of who you are and who you want to become.

How long before I feel better?
This question is tough to answer. All of us have different levels of wounding. Some may be on the surface, and yet others may be deep woundings from our childhood that could take longer to address. Everyone’s path to healing is different. I do want to be honest with you and say that therapeutic work can be difficult. Looking at our wounds can be painful, and we may feel worse before things get better. We look at the wounds and realize just how painful they are. But regardless of what happens in therapy, I will be there to walk with you through the pain.
Why do you offer a free consultation?
The relationship between a therapist and client is of utmost importance. I think it is essential that a client has a chance to meet with and “interview” their therapist. Your therapist is going to be someone that you want to feel comfortable to be open and honest with, no matter what topic you may want to address. You want to trust that they will treat you respectfully and have the competence to work with you. I want to give time and space for you to ask any questions you may have about my approach or my work to see if we might be a good fit. If you do not feel comfortable with me, then you have saved yourself time and money and can continue on your search for the right therapist for you. I can and will offer any assistance I can in trying to lead you towards finding the right therapist for you.
How does therapy work?
I am there to be one who listens and asks questions that help you, as the client, become more acquainted and accepting of who you are as a person. I am not there to put judgment on you, nor to give you advice about what you should do in your life. My questions will also seek to help you become more aware of how you would like to reach your goals. I believe that it’s only when we genuinely start becoming aware of who we are that we can truly start down a path of change into who we want to become. We are all already working with a wealth of knowledge of who we are as a person. What I would like to examine with clients are the things that go unsaid. The therapy sessions can provide a space in which you can speak, both vulnerably and honestly, in a way that you may not be able to talk with others. Allowing my clients to be able to learn more about who they are within their relationships (romantic, familial, platonic, etc.). The more we understand about ourselves and our patterns, the more we can work towards creating the future we want.
Who do you typically work with?

I work with adults, both individuals and couples. I typically work with those who are seeking to grow in their personal life and/or within their relationship. I work with those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, feelings of shame and guilt, and feelings stemming from grief/loss. I work with couples struggling to communicate, heal from infidelity or past betrayals, as well as those seeking to rekindle the romance they once had.  I work with both straight and LGBTQIA+ couples. Give me a call and let’s see if we’re a good fit.

If you have any other questions not listed here, please give me a call at 321-578-7378.