Do you have virtual and in-office sessions?
The value of in-person sessions is certainly understood and missed. However, the importance of health and safety dictating the use of masks by all parties during in-office sessions can impede part of the healthy process of facial expression and communication between therapist and client and between clients in couples counseling sessions. Virtual telehealth sessions can allow this emotionally expressive communication to take place in sessions and there appears to be an insightful aspect of seeing individuals and couples in the comfort of their home or office environments. If you feel that in-office sessions are best for you at this time, please know that they are available and I will do my best to facilitate communication and expression on all levels as always between therapist and clients and between clients.
Where is your office located?
What are your hours?
How long are sessions?
What ages do you see?
What is the session rate?
50-minute individual sessions – $150
1 hour 40-minute individual sessions – $275
50-minute couples sessions – $160
1 hour 40-minute couples sessions – $300
The session fees apply to in-office, phone, or virtual sessions.
Paperwork and phone calls/emails are billed at the session rate.
Do you take insurance?
No, the practice is private-pay and out-of-network with insurance. Clients may be able to submit their receipt from the session to their insurance company for reimbursement for out-of-network services, if available to them and if chosen by the client. (See below for additional information that may apply in this situation.)
This can be arranged by talking with your insurance company. I do not submit paperwork or check benefits.
A full rate is necessary to provide you with the experience, environment, and attention that you deserve. Without insurance involvement, this further ensures your privacy as records cannot be requested from the insurance company. (If you choose to utilize your out-of-network insurance benefits, it is your responsibility to check with your insurance company about whether they can request records or a diagnosis. I will not release records to the insurance company without a signed release of information from you, which may affect whether you are reimbursed.) A diagnosis is not required when you are working with a private-pay therapist.
How do I schedule an initial appointment?
What is your cancellation policy?
If scheduled for couples counseling and one person is unable to attend, sometimes it is appropriate for the other person to attend to continue progress or to work on individual issues. You can consult with me regarding these situations.
Do you work with women? Men? Couples?
What occurs in sessions?
What is your treatment orientation?
CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) is what most people think of when they think of therapy. This is where the therapist helps guide an individual to their own solution, by using feedback and prompting further insight.
What is your professional training and experience?
What else does a client need to know to make the most out of their sessions with you?
Embrace the person that you already are and what you know about your “core self.” Then, build upon that person to grow and strengthen into your “best self.”