Frequently Asked Questions
What happens at the first visit?
During your first visit, we will go over background information about your situation. I will ask questions and you will share whatever information you feel is important and relevant. We will create a plan together for achieving your therapy goals.
How often will I have sessions?
Most people begin therapy when they are in crisis or near crisis. Getting counseling twice per week is significantly more supportive and produces results faster, so in the beginning I may recommend twice per week sessions. Once per week is also effective and is an appropriate choice for some people. We will discuss the best schedule for you when we meet in person.
Do you take insurance?
No, I do not accept insurance. I am considered “out of network” for all plans. If you have out of network benefits, I will provide you with the clinical information you will need to file a claim. Your insurance company with then reimburse you according to the benefits outlined in your plan. There are two main reasons why I don’t accept insurance. First, insurance companies require documentation to pay for services and authorize visits. Once I send your personal information to the company, you and I have no control or knowledge of how many people will read your information. Second, using your insurance for mental health services can impact the cost and availability of health insurance or life insurance at a later date. Read more on the costs of providing mental health information to insurance companies.
What do you specialize in?
I love to work with adults who are facing any of the following concerns:
What if I need to speak with someone after hours?
24/7 support is available for my clients via text and voice message. You will receive a response within 24 hours. Please call 911 if you need immediate attention.