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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I be in therapy? 

Great question! The honest answer is, I don’t know!  That’s because I’ve had clients that have found results in just a handful of sessions while there are other clients I have seen for years.  What I can tell you is that the length of time you work with me will be determined by the severity of the issues you are struggling with, along with how many new issues arise through the course of work together, and how motivated you are to take the skills we talk about in session and independently apply them each day.

Do you accept insurance?

I am not currently paneled with insurance companies. However, on request, I am happy to provide you with an invoice called a ‘superbill.' When you submit this invoice to your insurance company, they will send you reimbursement for some of the cost IF your plan allows for out of network mental health services reimbursement.  I would encourage you to contact your insurance company before we have our first session to learn more about your coverage so you will know what your out of pocket cost will be per session.  


Please note that if you request a superbill, I am required to assign a diagnosis.  Unfortunately, carriers will not reimburse you without a diagnostic code on the invoice.  Some clients have no concern about their insurance company having this kind of information while others do.  If this is a concern of yours, we can talk through the options together.  


Full payment is made to me at the time of each session.  At the end of each month I will email your superbill to you.  Once received, you can submit it to your insurance company for direct reimbursement.

How and when do I pay?

Payments are made to me at the time of each session.  Since I almost exclusively provide therapeutic services through telehealth, all payments are made strictly through Ivy Pay; this is a HIPAA compliant app that will incur no other charges to you.

Can I cancel an appointment? What is your cancellation policy?

Yes appointments can absolutely be cancelled and/or changed; life happens and I totally understand that!  However, I do ask that any cancellations be made at least 24 hours in advance of the appointment.  If you do not keep your appointment and do not call 24 hours in advance, you will be responsible for the full fee of that appointment.  Any extenuating circumstances will be reviewed together.

Are you LGBTQIA friendly?

What about working with people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions?

Absolutely everyone is accepted here!  While I wish this was something that could go without being stated, it is important for everyone to feel comfortable and know that they are supported, especially in therapy.  My goal is always to meet each individual person where you are at and teach you skills and strategies you can use to reach your personal goals.

What are the pros and cons of participating in therapy?

Candidly, the benefits are innumerable!  Building self-esteem and confidence, increasing communication skills, while also increasing your satisfaction with your relationships and life are just the beginning of the positive outcomes you can expect.  However, that’s not to say that the road to get there is easy; as we start talking about some of your personal struggles and challenges, it is to be expected that you may experience some discomfort in the form of anxiety or sadness in the short term.  This is a very common occurrence and know it will pass!

How do I get started?

I hope that if you’re asking this question you are feeling intrigued and hopeful about our potential work together!  If so, email me or give me a call so we can set up a free phone consultation to see if we would be a good fit to work together! Consultations usually take about 20-30 minutes and give us time to begin getting to know one another.

How do I know if it's time to seek therapy?

Therapy can be a very beneficial process. Having a space to check in with your thoughts and feelings, accompanied by someone trained to help you navigate those thoughts and feelings, provides you with concrete solutions to your biggest stressors while alos helping you accomplish any personal goals.

Take a look at statements below to see if it might be time to begin counseling or therapy:


Answer “True” or “False” to complete each statement:

I am generally content with my life._____

I am generally content with the way I feel about myself and my value as a person. _____

I am content with my relationship and/or romantic partner._____

I am content with my profession and/or job._____

I am content with my interactions and/or relationships with my children. _____

I am content with my interactions and/or relationships with my social circle/friends._____

I am content with my interactions and/or relationships with my family._____

I generally feel optimistic about my life._____

I usually have energy and rarely feel sluggish._____

I have the ability to stay present through all my activities at work and in my home life._____

I wake up feeling joyful and excited to begin the day._____

I still get pleasure from the things I used to enjoy._____

I lead a vital/active lifestyle. _____

I have no problems sleeping and wake feeling rested._____

I have a regular appetite and have experienced no changes in this area recently._____

I do not struggle with food issues of any kind._____

I neither eat too much or too little._____

I have not gained or lost a significant amount of weight lately._____

I do not use substances like alcohol or drugs to feel better when I am down._____

I do not take pills to soothe or energize me._____

I do not have thoughts about ending my life._____

I have never attempted to take my own life._____

I rarely experience swings of highs and lows in my mood._____

I rarely ruminate on the same topic for long periods. _____

I consider myself to be a joyful person._____

I do not get annoyed, agitated or angry easily._____


If you answered False to five or more questions, you could benefit from seeking therapy.

What can I expect in my first session?

During your first session I would love to hear about what made you decide to take this first step in improving your quality of life. I’ll listen, ask questions, and also offer support.  This is also an opportunity for us to get to know each other.  


Everyone’s experience with me will be different.  I will meet you where you are to address the particular issues you are struggling with.  With that being said, all my clients are offered my expertise, empathy, insights, humor, and skills training to support your individual unique goals.


At the end of the session, I’ll give you an idea of what you can expect in our continued work together. You may have something to think about or practice at home as well.

Do I have to tell you everything?

That’s a tricky one and the answer is both yes and no.  I can only work with what you share so if there are big pieces of information that explain why you’re struggling and they aren’t shared, therapy likely won’t be as successful for you.  That being said, you only have to share when you’re comfortable and not a moment sooner.

Is our work confidential?

Our work will always be 100% confidential except when there is potential of harm to self or harm to others.  You can always ask if you are unsure if something you share will be confidential.

How do I know if you are the right therapist for me?

Call me!  That is the easiest way for you to get to know me a little better and see if we ‘click’.  I’ll be able to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.  This also gives me a little bit of time to get to know you and see if my training and support will match your needs.  If I don’t feel I am the right support for you, I will gladly make recommendations of someone else who might be.  Additionally, if you don’t feel that I am the best fit for you and would like support in finding another therapist, I am also happy to make other referrals for you!

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