FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Have a question you’d like to ask? I’m committed to giving clients the best care and experience I can. There’s no such thing as a "wrong" question when it comes to mental health. Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions.
HOW MUCH WILL THERAPY COST ME? AND DO YOU OFFER "SLIDING SCALE" RATES?
Cost is dependent on whether or not you plan to use insurance benefits. Using in-network insurance benefits typically allows you to access therapy services at a lower rate; therefore, sliding scale fees are not available to those using insurance benefits. Once we set up an initial appointment, I will call your insurance company to verify your benefits and find out how much you are responsible for each session.*
If I do not take your insurance, but you have out-of-network benefits, I am happy to provide you with a "Superbill" to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement (you would pay my full fee upfront and be reimbursed by the insurance company).*
Sliding scale slots are offered to those experiencing financial hardship but are limited. Please contact me to discuss your financial needs.
Intake fee: $200
55 minute session fee: $160
*Verification of benefits does not guarantee claim payment. You assume financial responsibility for any unpaid portions of sessions*
WHAT ARE YOUR SPECIALITIES AND WHAT TYPES OF THERAPY DO YOU OFFER?
I am trained in many different types of evidenced-based therapies. Some might refer to to it as an "eclectic" style, but I see myself more as a "perpetual learner." I am always studying something therapy related and always working on self development! Some examples of therapies that I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment Theory, and more. I am also specialized in working with adult adoptees and Highly Sensitive People (HSP).
Although I have a lot of training in different modalities, I continuously pull from my various trainings in order to tailor my services to meet each of my client's needs. My belief is that therapy is never one size fits all, because we are each unique in our own way!
Fun Fact: My idol is Brene Brown and my favorite one of her books is The Gifts of Imperfection. Check out my Resources page for important resources and more of my favorite things!
HOW LONG IS EACH THERAPY SESSION AND HOW FREQUENTLY DO I NEED TO ATTEND?
ALSO, HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THERAPY?
Therapy sessions are typically 55 minutes long (unless limited to shorter sessions by your insurance plan).
At the beginning of therapy, I typically require that you engage in weekly sessions in order to establish therapeutic rapport and get you feeling better as quickly as possible! Once you have made some headway towards your therapy goals, we will discuss decreasing session length or frequency depending on your needs.
The amount of time you spend in therapy is dependent on how you are feeling and what goals you want to work on. That being said, you always have the right to determine whether or not you want to engage in therapy. While I may weigh in with my clinical recommendations, how long you are in therapy (and what therapist you work with) is ultimately up to you!
I'M FEELING A LITTLE NERVOUS TO GET STARTED IN THERAPY, WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A THERAPY SESSION?
There is no set structure to my therapy sessions. However, I usually let clients know that the first few sessions will be providing me with as much background information as possible. Once I have a good handle on your background information and goals for therapy, sessions tend to take on more of an organic feel. We will set treatment goals together and I will take your lead as to what you are needing each week. Sometimes I will provide you with education, skills, feedback, or thought-provoking questions. Other times you may use the time to vent your feelings or explore deeper issues. We may even have some fun from time to time! Most importantly, YOU are in charge of your recovery. I see myself only as a guide or companion on your journey, but not the expert on your life!
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