What will it look like?
Selecting a therapist is an important decision. Your first session or two will focus on us getting to know each other and what brought you to seek therapy. For me, this will focus on gathering enough information to find which therapy model can address your needs best. And for you, the first sessions will help clarify your needs and help us determine how my services will bring you the hope and healing you are seeking.
How long will it take?
That really depends on you, because you get out of this what you put into it. Counseling can be short-term and consist of about 4 to 8 sessions, or it can remain as an open-ended therapy for support and lifestyle improvement. The duration varies and depends on what brought you into therapy in the first place.
What happens at our first appointment?
Our first appointment is an opportunity for you and the therapist to meet each other, size each other up and gather information. The ultimate goal will be to get to know you and to learn about your story. You can expect a lot of questions (why are you seeking counseling now? what are you hoping to change?) as well as asking whatever questions you have. Your job will be to tell your story as openly as you can. We’ll finish by discussing the results and what treatment options are available.
What should I do to prepare for our first appointment?
To make the best use of our time together, please access your paperwork for new clients by logging onto the secure client portal, and put together a list of any questions you have, so that we make sure to address them during our session. Then, just take a big breath and relax.
What are your fees?
Payment for each session will be billed to the credit card on file (credit/debit, HSA/FSA). All prices are in accordance to average cost of comparable services in the community. Prices vary according to treatment provided (individual, couples, or group).
Initial intake individual session: $200
55-minute individual follow-up sessions: $140
Extended sessions are prorated at $35/quarter-hour
Initial intake couples session: $250
55-minute couples follow-up sessions: $180
Extended sessions are prorated at $45/quarter-hour
Do you accept insurance?
This differs between individual and couple's therapy. Many insurance companies will cover 50-80% of our fees. You may contact your insurance company for specific details of your coverage.
We do not bill insurance companies directly or take responsibility for collecting from your insurance carrier for therapy. We can help facilitate communication with your insurance company by providing a detailed invoice of services that insurance companies can use to determine their reimbursement options.