What can I expect in my first session?
How long are sessions and how often do we meet?
What if I am on bedrest from pregnancy and can't come into your office? What if I am recently postpartum and can't make it to your office weekly?
Do you offer video or phone sessions?
Can you see my partner for individual therapy too? Can my partner and I be seen or couples therapy in addition to my individual therapy? Can you see any of my children for individual therapy or my family unit for family therapy?
How much do sessions cost? Do you accept insurance?
What types of payment do you accept?
What if I want to start therapy but can't afford your rate?
What is your cancellation policy?
What if I'm running late?
I've never been to therapy before and I'm a little nervous. Can we chat first?
I feel ready to start therapy. What's my first step?
1. What can I expect in my first session?
Your first session will entail us getting to know each other better and ease any anxiety you may have about therapy. I will ask you some questions about your background, current symptoms and what treatment will look like. I will give you information about the process of therapy and you are welcome to ask any questions about that you may have.
2. How long are sessions and how often do we meet?
Typically, sessions are 50 minutes long. If longer sessions are need, that can be arranged. Sessions are held weekly, but depending on the severity of symptoms and the needs of each client, sessions may be held more than once a week.
3. What if I am on bedrest from pregnancy and can't come into your office? What if I am recently postpartum and can't make it to your office weekly?
Barriers to getting to an office on a weekly basis arise. Thus, I offer in-home sessions for bedrest or postpartum clients only.
4. Do you offer video or phone sessions?
While it is ideal for sessions to be in-person, I understand certain circumstance (such as geographical distance) can get in the way. Therefore, I do offer video and/or phone sessions.
5. Can you see my partner for individual therapy too? Can my partner and I be seen for couples therapy in addition to my individual therapy? Can you see any of my children for individual therapy or my family unit for family therapy?
Our space together is held in the highest regard, which is why I don't compromise it by also seeing your partner for their own individual therapy. It would be a conflict on interest, and I am thus happy to refer your partner to a colleague who would be better suited for them!
I offer conjoint sessions with partners when appropriate and needed for psychoeducation and treatment planning. However, I do not offer couple's therapy while also seeing you for individual therapy. As mentioned above, it is a conflict of interest and it's best to see a separate therapist for couple's therapy.
Please refer to my resources page to contact my colleague, Chrissy Comlish, who specializes in couple's work.
Additionally, if we are seeing each other for individual therapy, it's best to have another therapist who can see your child/children or family for their own sessions. Please refer to my resource page to learn about my colleague, Hilary Haldeman, LCSW, who specializes in the child and family therapy.
6. How much do sessions cost? Do you accept insurance?
Sessions, whether in person or via video/phone are $200 each. Payment is required after each session. I do not accept insurance, however I provide super bills that can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement.
The cost of in- home sessions vary depending on distance. Please inquire with me if interested in home sessions.
Cost of 50+ minute sessions range from $250-275 depending on the length of time.
7. What types of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check and credit card.
8. What if I want to start therapy but can't afford your rate?
I realize that some may experience financial burdens which prevent them from entering into therapy. I offer a limited number of sliding scale slots. If you are in need of a reduced fee, please contact me to see if there are any sliding scale openings. I have also hired an associate therapist, Michelle Scott, ACSW, who can see clients at an affordable rate. Please visit my resource page for more information on Michelle and how to contact her.
9. What is your cancellation policy?
Sessions are specially reserved for you which is why I kindly ask for 24 hours notice for cancellations. Less than 24 hours notice results in a charge of the full cost of the session. Missed sessions ("no shows") also result in a charge of the cost of session.
10. What if I'm running late?
If you will be running late, simply call/text/email me to let me know and your spot will be held. If 15 minutes pass WITHOUT notice from you that you are running late, it will be assumed that you are not coming the no show fee applies.
11. I've never been to therapy before and I'm a little nervous. Can we chat first?
Of course! I offer complimentary, brief phone consultations for all new clients. Please visit my contact page to schedule a consultation.
12. I feel ready to start therapy. What's my first step?
Wonderful! Please click on my contact page to begin.