Common Questions


How do we get started?

  Contact me and lets start our conversation. A good fit is essential to a positive outcome and I am dedicated to helping people find the right therapist. Yes, even if it’s not me. In our first contact, I may ask why you are seeking therapy, what struggles you are facing or why you are seeking treatment now, all in order to determine if I am possibly the right therapist for you. We may make an appointment for our first session at this time. If I don’t seem to be a good fit for you, I may refer you to another therapist that may be better suited to your unique situation and needs.

What will happen in our first appointment?

  Ideally, it will be the natural progression of our first contact. I like to utilize our first few sessions to get to know you, your history and what brought you to me, as well as answer any questions you may have. In  order to maximize our time together, I offer my pre-appointment forms via e-mail. If you can print these and fill them out before our first appointment, we don’t have to use our time together to complete that task.

How often will I see you?

  We will decide that together, depending on your needs and goals. Many people prefer to see me once a week through the majority of their treatment and then gradually move to every-other-week, monthly, or even longer between sessions. Some people like to continue seeing me regularly for years while others like to simply check in periodically for wellness visits, to help them remain focused.

What are your fees?

  Payment can be made by cash, check, credit or debit card and is due at the time of the appointment. My daytime fees are $125 an hour and my evening (7:00pm or later) fees are $150.

Do you offer a sliding scale?

  Yes, for those struggling with financial hardships, I can work with you to find an affordable fee. If you are flexible with your availability, I can often make several accommodations as well. If we can’t work something out, I will work to refer you to an agency that may be better suited to fulfill your needs.

Do you accept my insurance?

I do accept some insurances. If yours is not one of them, I am happy to provide you with an itemized and coded bill that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Not all insurance policies will cover 100% of the cost of mental health care, so be sure to contact your insurer and inquire about the details of your policy.


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