HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Individual therapy sessions will last 50 minutes. During this time, I place all of my attunement and energy into you while we work together towards your healing process.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Individual Therapy $90 for 50 Minute Session
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I accept United Healthcare and Cigna. This is current as of May 2020. If you don’t see your insurance company listed here, let me tell you: there's something a lot of people don't know about insurance. Many insurance companies will reimburse you if you see an out-of-network mental health provider! Here's what you can do to find out: Call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card. When Ted from the insurance company answers, ask him this question: "Ted, I want to see an out-of-network mental health provider. How much will you reimburse me?” When Ted lets you know how much you’ll be reimbursed, ask him how you will need to submit receipts to him. I will provide you with a monthly receipt that you'll use for reimbursement.
Here's something I want to be upfront about as it pertains to using insurance for therapy. I (and any other therapist) am legally required to provide a diagnosis to insurance companies when they pay for mental health sessions whether I feel a diagnosis is needed or not. In my opinion, every person truly does not NEED a diagnosis. Sometimes you just need a space to talk freely to get things off your chest, right? So if you don't want to use insurance for that reason, I have private pay options. We can talk to figure out what's the best option for you.
IS THERAPY CONFIDENTIAL?
In a short answer, yes. Trusting that your therapist will hold onto your stuff in confidentiality is the cornerstone of a meaningful therapeutic relationship.
However, there are times that I would have to breach confidentiality.
1) Suspected (past or present) abuse or neglect of children, adults or elderly adults
2) If I suspect you're going to do harm to yourself or somebody else
Otherwise, what you say in the confines of my office completely stays between us!
I'M NOT CRAZY. DO I REALLY NEED THERAPY?
I want to encourage you to challenge your thinking that therapy is for "crazy" people. I hate when people describe other people as crazy. Therapy is beneficial for everybody, emphasis on the word everybody. I don't want to sound cheesy, but therapy is... therapeutic.
WHAT'S YOUR PHILOSOPHY?
I believe we are wholly shaped by every single life experience. You aren't you today without all those years of life that have preceded this day. Sometimes there are things that have happened along your journey that you didn't even realize were impactful. It's my job to help you navigate through the webs and help you discover how you've adapted to this world in response to all of those known or unknown impactful life experiences. Are we going to explore childhood, adolescence, your parents, your friends, your lovers, etc.? Yea. You bet your ass we are. Because those are all significant entities in your story.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF GOING TO THERAPY?
Feeling less anxious or depressed
Feeling more connected with your partner
Gaining control over self-defeating thoughts
Healing from past traumas
Improved functioning at work
Performing more confidently in relationships
Setting appropriate boundaries that leave you feeling fulfilled
Feeling less angry or irritable
Learning to love yourself
Learning to self-accept
Hey! I'm Krista, and I geek out about the human brain. People are my passion! I'm fascinated by how our brains work, the way we think and how we interact with one another. I'm so passionate about human beings that I have made it my life's work. I want to help change the mental health game. I am a modern therapist. It's my belief that the more authenticity I model, the more comfortable you'll be in being authentic with me.
I am an anti-racist, anti-oppression, culturally responsive, LGBTQIA+ affirming, swinging/poly affirming, body-positive, sex-positive, feminist WoC therapist.
I offer a truly relaxed environment where you're free to be your true authentic self. There's no shame in wanting to be a better version of yourself. It's brave and awesome! And I'm for real proud of you for wanting to take this step.
I am a trauma-informed therapist and have professional training in therapeutic modalities that are effective in treating life trauma. I'm here with you to help you heal from these painful memories so that they no longer have such a powerful emotional hold over you. I'm not looking at you from the angle of "what's wrong with you?". I'm looking at you from the angle of "what happened to you?".
Personally speaking, I like to spend whatever spare time I have with my family and friends. I love eating culturally diverse cuisine. Coffee is life. You might catch me getting lost to the music on a dance floor because that's where I feel the most free. I am a mom and a wife. I have military experience. And being in the healing space of my office is one of my most favorite places in the world to be. <3
Therapy is an investment of your time and energy, so you want to make sure you find the therapist who is right for you. Don't be afraid to call around and ask questions to see who you feel most connected with before starting the process. Call me for a free 15 minute consultation to see if we're a good fit. Also, I own the fact that I'm MillennialAF. If you don't hear back from me via the phone, PLEASE shoot me an e-mail!