20-minute phone consultation:
This will give us an opportunity to talk briefly about what exactly brings you to seek counseling and how I might best be able to support you. This is a great time to bring up any questions or concerns you may have about the therapy process. If we both agree this is a good fit, we’ll schedule an initial assessment. If either of us feels it may not work, I will try my best to help you find someone more suitable to meet your needs.
Initial assessment: (75-90 minutes)
In this extended session, I’ll be gathering a very thorough background history. I’ll ask you various questions which will help me to get a very comprehensive picture of who you are. We’ll also talk about your goals for therapy and outline ideas for how they can be accomplished.
Individual Counseling: (50 minutes)
This is where the real work begins! I recommend meeting once per week, at least for the first few months, so that we can dive right in to making the important changes that will help you to feel better. We’ll work together every step of the way.
payment, insurance, and reduced fees
I accept all major debit and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, or American Express).
Payment is due at the end of each session. You will have the option to sign up for automatic payments.
Credit card information is securely stored.
I have a limited number of sliding scale spots in my weekly schedule.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss the option of a reduced fee.
I currently do not accept health insurance but I can provide you with a monthly bill that you may submit to your insurance company if they offer out of network benefits. Please contact your insurance provider to verify if they will compensate you for out of pocket psychotherapy services. *Please note that your insurance benefits are an agreement between you and your provider. I cannot guarantee coverage nor reimbursement. Here are some questions to ask your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:
Does my health insurance offer mental health benefits?
Do I have a deductible, and if so what is it? Have I met it yet?
Am I limited as to how many sessions I can have each year? If so, what is the limit?
What percentage of my (out of network) therapist’s fees will be reimbursed?
Do I need pre-authorization from my primary care physician in order for sessions to be covered?
Does my insurance cover online therapy sessions (often called “teletherapy”)?
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged for the full cost of the session.
Additional questions or concerns
Feel free to contact me to discuss any other questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.