Q: I've never done counseling before. What is the first session like?
A: The first session is a chance for me to learn more about your history and what brought you in for counseling. It's very common to feel a little (or a lot) nervous so just know that it's normal and we will go at your speed.
Q: Do you take my insurance?
A: The only insurance I accept directly is State Fund. For all other insurance companies, I am an out-of-network (OON) provider. If you have OON benefits, then you would still pay for sessions at the time of service, but then I will give you a receipt (upon request) called a superbill, which you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. However, every plan is different and not every plan includes OON benefits, so please check with your insurance provider to find out more information about your specific plan.
Q: What is your fee and what forms of payment do you accept?
A: My fee is $175 per 50 minute session and I accept all major credit cards, cash, health savings (HSA) and flexible spending (FSA) cards.
Q: How often should I go to therapy?
A: Your frequency of sessions is of course up to you, but I highly encourage people to do weekly sessions for at least the first 1-2 months. After that time, people often choose to switch to biweekly sessions.
Q: I'm still not sure about counseling. What should I do?
A: That's ok! It's a big decision and it can be scary to make yourself vulnerable and reach out for help. I'm here to answer any questions you have and I offer a free phone consultation so that you can see if we might be a good fit. After we talk, you can decide if you'd like to schedule or you can continue your search. I'm also happy to offer referrals to help you find the right person.