Do you take insurance?
At this time, I am an out of network provider and am not contracted with any insurance companies. Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. While you are responsible for full payment of your sessions, I can provide you with a superbill each month that you may submit to your health plan for potential reimbursement. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.
Additionally, many clients choose to not involve their insurance companies in their mental health care. That means that their sessions are not limited by diagnosis, treatment plans or session limits that insurance companies dictate.
When therapy is covered under insurance, your diagnosis becomes part of your permanent health record. This can lead to limitations or denial of coverage later on for things like life insurance policies.
The biggest benefit to being a private pay client is that you have full privacy, flexibility and control over your mental health record and treatment.
Do you offer sliding scale?
I do work with Open Path to offer a limited number of sliding scale sessions for my practice. I am passionate about therapy being accessible to everyone. If you have questions about Open Path you can check out the process here.
How can I schedule an appointment?
You can contact me so that we can have a complimentary 30 minute consultation. I totally understand that therapy is a huge financial and emotional commitment AND it’s so important that you find the right therapist for you. The right therapeutic relationship makes all the difference and helps you have successful outcomes in therapy.
If you are a current client of mine, you can log in to the Client Portal and schedule yourself in any available time spot! Log in here.
What is your cancellation policy?
The time that is allotted for your therapy session is unique to you. I reserve that time for you and requires a 48 hour cancellation notice. Appointments cancelled with less than a 48 hour notice will be billed at the session fee.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.