Frequently Asked Questions
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Have a question? Want to know a bit more about me or my counseling services? To help you get your answers quickly, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular questions I’ve received from clients, accompanied by thorough answers. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch and I’ll be happy to assist you.
What is counseling?
Counseling, or therapy, is the process of meeting with a therapist to work toward resolving problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, or relationship issues in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. The goals of therapy will vary based on your presenting issues and objectives. For more information on the services I offer, please see the My Services page.
How long will I be in counseling?
There is no set time frame for the length of therapy, as everyone’s needs and specific circumstances differ. Your time in therapy may be as short as a couple of sessions to a few months, or even several years.
What will my first session be like?
After our first phone call or email, we will schedule our first appointment. I will email you a link to my portal in which you can fill out some brief paperwork fill out before our first session. The first session I will tend to ask questions and get to know your life story in a safe and comfortable space. I will focus on information gathering, history, and developing treatment goals that are aligned with your goals in therapy.
Is what we discuss confidential?
With the exceptions of mandated reporting of disclosure of abuse or neglect, danger to self or others, and basic diagnosis and dates of treatment to insurance, I keep the strictest of privacy. I'm ethically and legally bound to protect your privacy and take that very seriously. Without a signed release of information from you giving explicit permission to speak to someone, I will not confirm or deny we have a counseling relationship.
Can I book an Intake Session?
Please call me to schedule an intake session. You can also send me an email message, but please include your phone number as I will need to call you back. Click here to send me a message.
What are your fees?
Fees will vary based on the length and type of session:
Initial Phone Consultation (up to 20 minutes) - Free
Initial/First Appointment Intake Session (75-90 minutes) - $200
Individual Session (50-55 minutes) - $130
Individual Session (56-74 minutes) - $180
Individual Session (75-90 minutes) - $200
Click here for more information about fees and insurance.
Do you take my insurance?
I am not currently in network with any insurance providers. Cash, Check, Credit Card accepted. Superbill for Out of Network insurance provided upon request. Click here for more information about fees and insurance.
What is your cancellation policy?
Sessions that are not cancelled with at least 24 hours notice will be charged the full session fee. It is important for us to meet together consistently for you to meet your goals and I reserve that time slot for you.