Below, you'll find answers to some of the most common and frequently asked questions that I receive. If you don't see the answer to one of your questions, please don't hesitate to contact me and I'll respond with an answer as quickly as possible.
chevron_right How do I get started?
The first step is simply about reaching out. I invite you to share a brief description of what has you interested in seeking out therapy and any specific services you are looking to receive. You are also welcome to ask me any questions about my practice that will help determine if we’re a good fit.
Once we’ve made initial contact, there are just a few logistical items to hash out including scheduling and filling out paperwork — a process that I’ll walk you through step by step!
chevron_right What are your rates?
My typical fee is $175 per 55 minute session. While I am not in-network with any insurance carriers, I can provide you with the proper paperwork to file for out-of-network benefits. Don’t worry if you are unfamiliar with this process, as I’m happy to help.
I accept all major credit cards, checks, and exact cash only. Payment is due at the time of service unless other terms have been agreed upon in writing.
The No Surprises Act of 2022 requires that I provide uninsured or self-pay clients with a Good Faith Estimate, or notification that outlines expected charges. Please see my Good Faith Estimate form for full details.
Note: the expected cost of therapy is based on my fee times the number of sessions needed. As your therapist, I will work with you throughout your treatment to determine how many sessions and/or services you need to receive the greatest benefit based on your diagnosis(es) or presenting clinical concerns. It is not possible nor therapeutically ethical to estimate the number of sessions needed upfront as ongoing variables contribute to that need and timeline. However, all payment is due at the time of service and all fees are discussed upfront. I am committed to being transparent about fees and services so that my clients do not experience financial surprises. Please see the table of fees and services in my Good Faith Estimate form for more information.
chevron_right What can I expect from therapy?
As communicated throughout my site, I believe the therapeutic process is a unique journey for everyone. However, there are a few consistent things clients can expect when working with me:
- I always have my clients’ best interests at heart.
- The client gets to determine his or her own therapeutic goals.
- I will prioritize the principles of honesty and autonomy within the therapeutic relationship.
- Clients will be heard and have a voice.
- There can be no guarantee of a specific outcome.
chevron_right Can you explain client confidentiality?
The privacy of communication between client and therapist is protected by law and by the AAMFT ethical standards to which I adhere. This communication includes information exchanged in session in addition to that which is recorded in a client’s file. It is my belief that confidentiality is a foundational building block for the therapeutic relationship — one that must be taken very seriously in order for emotional safety to exist.
However, there are some limits on confidentiality as stated by law and in the AAMFT ethical principles. These are outlined in my consent form. I’m also happy to discuss them prior to formalizing the therapeutic relationship. Of course, a client always has the option to waive confidentiality in the event that he or she wants specific information shared with a third party.