Frequently asked questions
Do you take insurance? Which ones?
What are your fees if not using insurance?
Do I really need therapy?
We all need support and help in order to grow, find happiness, meet personal goals and maintain good mental health. That support comes in many forms from family, friends and other sources. Often this is enough, but other times it may be helpful to work with someone who provides an outside perspective. A trained therapist can help you make sense of your symptoms and can work with you on a deeper level to find emotional healing and release from past trauma and emotional wounds. I believe that nearly anyone can benefit from therapy and most people who do engage in therapy feel that the relief and growth they experience are worth the time, energy and cost of the work.
Do I need to fill something out before we meet?
Yes. Once we have scheduled your first appointment you will receive an email with a link to login to the client portal where you will fill out and sign all the necessary forms and paperwork. If this is a challenge or the technology is not working for you, I am happy to provide paper copies or walk you through how to complete it.
How often are therapy sessions held?
Several factors go into determining how often we meet including your schedule, your budget, the needs you have that are bringing you into therapy and the pace at which you would like to do therapy. In general at the start I recommend setting up a schedule for us to meet weekly or every other week. Obviously not every person’s schedule is conducive to this, so I am happy to work with you on making something work. Over time as progress is made, we may taper off to less frequent sessions or even have infrequent “check in” sessions as needed. I will always invite you to “use your gut” to determine what you are needing from therapy.
Do you work with people outside of your areas of focus?
Yes. I started to advertise my areas of focus because I noticed that I naturally ended up working with a number of people needing support after a breakup/divorce or needing a change in career path. Advertising these specialties is part of my marketing stretegy, but I do work with people facing a variety of issues and circumstances. I try to find and highlight the universal human struggles behind many of the problems we as humans face. This helps me adapt to and work well with a variety of people. Let's chat about what you are facing and see if working together is a good fit. If it doesn't feel right I am happy to help you find someone to work with who might be a better fit.