Frequently Asked Questions
I know that deciding to come to counseling is a big deal…it’s an investment of time, money and most of all mental and emotional energy and you might be wondering is therapy worth the investment? I would love to help you figure out the answer to that question! Below I’ve listed some questions that I’ve found people commonly ask when they are trying to #1: decide whether or not counseling is for them and #2: trying to find a therapist after deciding they are ready to give therapy a try.
How Long will i need to come to Counseling in order to feel better?
What is a typical counseling session with you Like?
how can therapy help me?
Counseling with me allows you the opportunity to learn how to connect with emotions that you’ve previously never been able to connect with due to feeling too overwhelmed by these emotions. Through connecting with these emotions, you learn that your emotions aren’t as overwhelming or difficult to control as they seemed, and your confidence in your ability to manage these challenging emotions grows. As a result, your life is no longer so constrained by the energy it takes to deal with your challenging emotions, freeing you up to live life with more joy and peace.
i feel skeptical about Whether or not things can change. how can counseling help something i’ve tried for years to fix?
I’ve tried therapy before and it didn’t help. How is therapy with you different?
how will my life Be different after therapy With you?
See below for answers to other frequently asked questions:
Are you taking new clients?
My schedule is frequently changing, so please contact me to see if I have any current openings for new clients.
Do you offer discounted fees?
I do have a limited number of discounted fee slots. Please contact me regarding availability.
How long does therapy take?
It is different for each person, depending on the goals and the specific issues being addressed. I have a very goal-oriented approach to my work, and I try to check in frequently with my clients about progress in order to stay on track with established goals.
Are you on any insurance panels?
At this time I am not a contracted provider with any insurance panels. I am an out-of-network provider for those insurance plans that offer out-of-network benefits. If you have questions about how this works, let me know - I’m more than happy to walk you through how to find out if your plan offers out-of-network benefits and how to submit claims.
Why aren't you on more insurance panels?
Being able to provide therapy services that are affordable and accessible to people is very important to me, while also making sure that the services I provide are the very best I have to offer. In my practice I have tried to strike a balance between the two, and this means that given the current low reimbursement rates for outpatient therapy insurance contracts, I am unable to be a preferred provider for many insurance companies while also maintaining a high standard of care. Moreover, I have found that many insurance plans offer out-of-network benefits that are very helpful in covering some or most of the cost of outpatient therapy sessions.
What Are your hours?
Tuesdays: 1pm to 8:30pm
Wednesdays: 1pm to 7:30pm
Does my spouse have to come with me for couples counseling?
No. While it is often helpful for both people to work together to improve the relationship, it only takes one person in order for change to happen. So, if your spouse is unwilling to come to counseling, you can still take steps to help your relationship to improve!