Individual Counseling Services
Do you have a waitlist?
My caseload and wait list are currently full.
Yes, when I have a full caseload I will offer a waitlist. I don't know for certain how long you'll be on the waitlist. I will do my best to give an estimated time, but that is not an agreement. I recommend identifying a set time you'd be willing to wait (a month, two months, etc.) and if you're still on my waitlist consider searching for another therapist.
Do you take insurance?
While I can provide a Superbill for any Health Saving Accounts or Flexible Spending Accounts you may have, I do not take insurance. I do empathize and understand the great benefit mental health insurance can be and why folks decide to use it for counseling. Why don't I choose to be reimbursed by insurance companies? Primarily, I don't want to share personal client information (DSM-V diagnosis and/or treatment plans) with insurance companies. I would rather have that exchange take place between client and their insurance provider (i.e., Superbills).
How long are individual therapy sessions?
Standard individual sessions are typically 50 minutes.
Do you offer a sliding-scale?
Yes, I do offer a limited number of sliding-scale spots for clients. Those spots get taken up pretty regularly, but there's no harm in asking me to make certain. Please do! If those spots are filled and my fee is a barrier please let me know. We can work together to adjust the frequency of sessions or I can make suggestion for other counseling services.
What are your days of availability?
I provide counseling services on Thursdays (telehealth only) and Fridays (combo of telehealth & in-person).
What kind of approaches do you practice?
I use an integrative approach that includes evidence based interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, psychodynamic approaches, interpersonal neuropsychology research, and strengths-based solution-focused interventions. I also utilize EMDR and can incorporate story-work/narrative therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Family Systems and Transactional Analysis interventions, as well as "bottom/body-up"interventions and exercises. Empowerment through in-session psychoeducation and assigned material reviewed outside of session is woven into my approach. If you don't like homework outside of therapy like reading, listening to podcasts, recording thoughts/memories, or journaling you may want to consider if I'm the right fit for you. I incorporate listening prayer and inner-healing ministry interventions depending on the client's preferences, needs, and goals.
My approach is to give you a space to externalize what has been internalized, identify and challenge what has been false or counterfeit, unthaw and feel the pain, express and proclaim what is true, and live-out a more integrated, connected, and mature life.
I don't know if I'm ready for a full session. Do you offer free consultations?
Searching for a therapist can take months. Finding the right fit for your needs and goals is paramount. That's why I understand wanting to have a test-run. Yes, I do offer free 15-minute consultations via telephone, video, or in-person. In the "Request for services" on the Home page simply identify that you're wanting a 15-minute consultation.
How long does therapy last?
This is a varying number for various reasons. It depends on client goals, external life factors, therapist and therapeutic alliance, finances, and where the client is in their healing process.
Frequency: Some clients want to meet weekly, others bi-weekly, and still others once a month. Some people desire longer times of reflection between sessions, while others want to "get after it". In other words, I aim to match the pace of my clients. With that being said, I will be direct in recommending a session if I assess a client is in serious need.
Total Number of Sessions: Sessions can total anywhere from 10 to 20 on the low end and move all the way up to weekly for 2 or more years. Again, client goals are a primary contributing factor in this number.