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 September 2022. 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.
ARE YOU DOING IN-PERSON OR TELEHEALTH?
I am no longer doing in-person therapy. I am doing telehealth ONLY.
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 yourself, your partner, and others
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