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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer in-person therapy?

No, I'm all virtual for now.

What are the impacts of virtual vs in-person therapy?

Both can be effective but it's about what works best for you. Some clients feel safer in their own space and behind the comfort of a screen. Virtual therapy often increases accessibility, especially when you have a busy schedule and don't have time to drive to an office. It's so convenient to do therapy while sitting on your couch. If you don't have a computer or phone and a private space free from distractions, or if you prefer being physically present with someone, in-person therapy is more appropriate.

Couples therapy with me will be most effective if you and your partner are together in the same room rather than on different screens. This is because I'll ask you to look at each other during important moments, and eye contact with your partner through a screen just doesn't have the same impact. 

How much does therapy cost?

I charge $175 for a 50 minute session. 

Do you ever offer reduced rates?

Yes. I believe that therapy should be accessible, so I offer several sliding scale slots for clients would not otherwise be able to afford it. This mean that we decide together on a reduced rate that feels comfortable and sustainable for both of us. If you're interested, I invite you to take the first step and ask me about it.

Do you charge more for couples therapy?

No.

Do you take insurance?

I am an out of network provider with insurance. This means that I do not work directly with insurance companies. I do this because I believe that client and therapist should be able to dictate their therapy sessions, not insurance companies. 

 

However, your insurance company may still cover some or all of your therapy. I recommend that you call your insurance company and ask what their reimbursement rate is for out of network providers, if you need to meet a deductible and how much that is, and if they require a mental health diagnosis.

 

I will then provide you with a superbill that you submit to your insurance for reimbursement. If your insurance requires a diagnosis, I am happy to include that, but it's important to keep in mind that a diagnosis can impact things like security clearances and child custody cases. 

How often do you meet with clients, and how long does therapy last?

I meet with clients on a weekly or biweekly basis. When starting therapy I recommend that we meet weekly in order to gain momentum. I understand that therapy requires an investment of time, money, and energy. If weekly sessions are not possible we will still make progress, it will just be slower. 

I often meet with clients at the same day and time each week. If you have inconsistent or rotating work shifts, don't panic! I keep time slots available in order to accommodate clients like you. 

 

Healing from trauma and changing deeply ingrained patterns takes time and sustained effort. Often my clients begin to notice an improvement after about 4 months (16 sessions) of therapy. I tend to work with clients over the course of 6 months to 2 years. 

Good Faith Estimate

On January 1, 2022, a ruling went into effect called the "No Surprises Act" which requires health care providers to render a "Good Faith Estimate" (GFE) for private pay care (those who are not using insurance nor will seek reimbursement from insurance). The GFE works to show the cost of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs. The estimate is based on information known at the time it is created and is good until January 1st of the following year. The GFE does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur and will be provided a new GFE should this occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill if you and your therapist have not previously talked about the change and you have not been given an updated GFE. Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan, coverage, or a Federal health care program, or who are not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request, or at the time of scheduling health care items and services to receive a GFE of expected charges. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit http://www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

Ready to get started?

Online Therapy

I offer a free 30 minute consultation so we can determine if we're a good fit. During a consultation, we'll discuss the reason you're seeking therapy, what you'd like to accomplish in therapy, and how I might be of help. Once you contact me, I'll reach out via email to set up your no pressure consultation.

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