Questions you might have
What counseling services do you provide?
I am a licensed mental health counselor and I offer individual counseling for teens and adults. I also offer couples counseling, parent education/support, and journal writing groups.
What are your office hours?
How long is a session and much does it cost?
20-minute free initial phone consultation
Are you affiliated with any insurance companies?
At this time, I am not affiliated with any insurance companies therefore I’m considered out-of-network. However, if you'd like to submit your session to your insurance company I can provide for you the appropriate diagnostic codes.
Do you offer telehealth/online counseling?
Yes, I do offer Telehealth/online therapy which is the use of either video and audio communication via the internet and/or phone. We ‘meet’ via the internet on a confidential and secure platform (HIPAA compliant), where we can see and hear each other.This is an excellent format for those with busy schedules, limited transportation or those who prefer the convenience.
How am I billed?
After our session you will receive an invoice within 24-48 hours. This payment (credit card or cash) is due upon receipt.
What is your cancelation policy?
I require a minimum of 24-hours’ notice but prefer 48-hours’ notice. If you cancel the day of your appointment, you will be charged your full fee.
How confidential is counseling?
One of my biggest goals is to protect the confidentiality of our therapeutic relationship. There are two areas, by law, that I must report: self-harm and suicidal threats as well as wanting to harm another person. Otherwise, whatever you bring to our session stays in a safe, fluid container of growing trust.
How often ‘should’ we meet?
After an initial 4-6 sessions, which helps to build a therapeutic relationship, you determine how often to attend. Most people work 60 to 75 minutes with me once a week. Sometimes there will be a crisis and we will meet twice a week. Each person’s needs are different. I work with people both short-term and long-term and I will make my suggestions based on the information you present but it is always up to you to determine how often we meet and how long you choose to continue counseling sessions.
What models of therapy do you use in counseling?
Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), I am most comfortable as a person-centered humanistic therapist with a transpersonal belief system. My approach is wholistic and sees the processes of each person as unique. I also employ a Jungian based philosophy and follow your seen and unseen patterns, dreams, and underlying issues that are often considered unconscious or something you might not be unaware of. When deemed necessary I also employ the more conventional therapies of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).