Unfortunately, I do not accept insurance. Payment is due in full at the time of your session. I do provide a superbill at the end of the month that can be submitted to insurance for reimbursement depending on your policy. If you plan to submit for reimbursement, it is recommended you check with your insurance on coverage options. I am licensed to diagnosis.
I realize choosing a therapist can be overwhelming. So many different specialties, credentials, approaches, pricing, etc. I tell clients/couples that it is very important you feel you have a connection with your therapist or you won’t feel safe and vulnerable to do good work together. The only way to know is to come in for a session. Most people will know after the 1st session if they will be comfortable moving forward together. I always stress to clients/couples, please share with me if you don’t feel I am the right fit. I don’t take it personally and I will help you find a therapist that might fit your more ideal vision. Finding the right therapist is as important as having the right surgeon, you must feel confident, safe and secure in your decision.
I offer in office & telehealth appointments Monday-Wednesday, earliest slot starting at 9am and latest slot starting at 4p. I also offer telehealth appointments on Thursdays starting at 11am and latest slot offered at 3pm. All sessions are 50 mins in length. I do offer 2 slot appointments (1 hr 40 mins) should you feel you need additional time. I do not offer evening or weekend sessions.
The first session is the time for you to start to share your story, perspectives, concerns, goals, etc. I will help guide you along the way on what I am searching for depending on your reported concerns in your introductory paperwork. I attempt to make the first session as smooth as possible as I know most come in with anxiety, fear of the unknown or anticipation of what is about to happen.
This question is asked often and difficult to answer until our first session. Typically, I would recommend 1x per week to 1x every two weeks. This is all dependent on many factors such as your goals, level of conflict, your scheduling availability, budget, etc. Once you are an established client/couple, you are welcome to come as often as you feel necessary. Some clients/couples come weekly while others come 1x per month or even longer depending on their progress. For those participating in the infidelity recovery program will be recommended to be seen a minimum of 1x per week for 10 weeks.
Should you need to change or cancel your appointment, I do require a 24 hr notice for cancellation. Late cancellations or no shows to appointment will be charged the full session rate.
So many therapists have different letters behind their name. If you are not experienced in the world of counseling, it is unlikely for you to know what those mean or what education the therapist has. My credentials are LPC, MHSP, IRT which stands for Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider, Imago Relationship Therapist.
Essentially the answer is no. The term counseling and therapy are used interchangeably. Also, couples seeking relationship work often use couples, relationship, marriage, etc interchangeably. It is recommended you refer more to the qualifications and experience of the therapist if you have a targeted area to explore.
This is more of a personal preference really. Although there are many advantages of telehealth (online counseling) it may not be the right fit for everyone. It does offer the flexibility and convenience of attending sessions in the comfort of your own area (work, car, home) and does allow couples to be in two places at once if needed (not recommended if possible). You must also be comfortable with technology and have a quiet, private place to have your sessions. Personally, I prefer in office. I enjoy the personal connection with my clients/couples and it eliminates any communication barriers that can occur such as lag in internet or technology problems.