FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your Questions Answered
HOW DO I KNOW IF YOU'RE THE RIGHT THERAPIST FOR ME?
Finding the right therapist is essential to benefit from your experience in therapy. It has to be a good fit. I am happy to offer a 10-minute, complimentary phone consultation prior to scheduling an appointment to answer any questions that you may have.
WHAT WILL THE FIRST SESSION BE LIKE?
During our first appointment, we’ll get to know each other. Rather than a formal intake process, I’ll ask questions about your life and how I can be helpful to you. Together, we will come up with a plan to address what you want to work on.
I'M NERVOUS(TECHNICALLY NOT A QUESTION!)
That’s totally normal. Most people are nervous before their first appointment. Therapy can be uncomfortable. Rest assured, I’m here to support you along the way. I won’t push you outside of your comfort zone. It’s your choice to share as much or as little as you like.
HOW LONG IS A TYPICAL SESSION?
Sessions are 45- 50 minutes in length.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I ATTEND THERAPY?
This depends entirely on you and what you think feels right. Most clients are seen once a week in the beginning and then, as time goes on, less frequently. You’re in charge and I will trust you to tell me what you need.
WILL I BE IN THERAPY FOREVER?
Only if you want to be! Therapy is a very unique and highly individualized experience. The frequency and longevity of our work together are entirely up to you. It’s normal to meet anywhere between a handful of sessions to much more long-term. Everyone needs something different. My goal is to be able to help guide initially to a place where the discomfort that brought you to seeking therapy is removed. Then from there, I will review with you the options and potential continued areas of focus. Most often it is agreed upon to simply take a break from therapy and begin the maintenance of it all and navigate through daily living with the reassurance that the option to re-engage in therapy is available.
WHAT INSURANCE DO YOU TAKE?
I do my best to keep my work with clients separate from insurance companies. In doing so, I find that clients are able to better reach their goals, and make more progress in therapy. Often times insurance companies dictate the amount of sessions that clients need and how work should be completed.
I believe that these decisions should be made by the client and therapist. Insurance companies also require a clinical mental health diagnosis, which I believe is necessary in order for treatment to be effective. While I do not provide insurance billing, I can however provide you with a receipt, known as a superbill, which is accepted from most PPO insurances, and a reimbursement may be provided. Not working with insurance gives clients the utmost choice and control over their healing process, the ability to set lower fees, and to have more time to focus on clients, which is what I really love to do.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY SESSION?
Sometimes canceling or rescheduling an appointment is necessary, and I am happy to work with you to reschedule our appointment to best fit your needs. Please note that due to a limited number of sessions available per week, cancellations must be made no less than 48 hours in advance. Cancellations made outside of this time frame will incur an out-of-pocket fee of $120. Please note this appointment time, not kept, could have been taken by a client in need.