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  • 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.
  • Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
    Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
  • How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
    Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
  • 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.
  • Are there any forms I should fill out before my first appointment?
    Yes, you can access all forms via Simple Practice.
  • Do you take insurance?
    Although I don’t accept insurance, I work with Mentaya, a platform that gets clients money back on their sessions by submitting out-of-network claims. If you’re not sure if you have these benefits, you can use this link to see what you can expect to get reimbursed: If you qualify, Mentaya will handle everything with insurance to make sure you get your money back. They charge a 5% fee per claim and have helped people get thousands of dollars back per year. You can sign up here: Note: Mentaya’s goal is to save you time and money. Using the platform is completely optional and as your therapist I do not benefit financially in any way from your participation.
  • What are your rates? Which forms of payment do you accept?
    Our rates are as follows: $250 intake session $190 psychotherapy session $85 group session A sliding scale is available under certain specific situations. We accept cash, check, Zelle, and all major credit cards as forms of payment. All credit card payments will incur an additional 5% processing fee.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least one business day beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.
  • What can be considered a Trauma?
    First understand that trauma is in "the ey of the beholder" and just because YOU may not have been affected, your loved one can have a drastically experience. Some common forms of trauma (not a complete list) Psychological Trauma, Complex or Developmental Trauma, Relational Trauma, Shock or Acute Trauma. Sub-Categories of Trauma may include, but are not limited to: Sexual, Spiritual, Emotional, Voyeuristic, Physical, Neglect. Please inquire within for more information.


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