How do I make an appointment?
Once we’ve chatted over phone or email to see if we are a good fit, you can schedule your first appointment online.
If you schedule an appointment online before connecting with me, I will need to hear from you within 24 hours in order to keep that appointment.
What are your hours?
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 10 am – 7 pm
Friday 10 am – 2 pm
What is the frequency of appointments?
Consistency is key for therapy to be beneficial. Most of my clients commit to a regular weekly appointment time. Some clients come bimonthly.
What are your rates?
Appointments for Individuals (45-50 minutes): $150
Appointments for Couples (55-60 minutes): $180
Do you take insurance?
I am Out of Network for some PPO insurance plans. I do not bill insurance directly, but I can provide you with a statement of services which may allow you to seek reimbursement for the cost of therapy. Please contact your insurance company for information about Out of Network benefits.
Please note that in order to use insurance, you will need to qualify for a mental health diagnosis which describes the focus of therapy. Let me know if you have any questions.
How do I know if I'm ready for counseling?
Beginning counseling is a very personal decision, but just the fact that you are reading this leads me to think you are probably ready.
Often times, we put off asking for help for months or years before we finally reach out. By the time we find ourselves sitting across from a counselor, we might have let our problems get to a point where we are feeling even more hopeless than we were to begin with.
It takes a lot of courage to call a therapist and start the work of healing and learning new ways to be. I think it’s worth it, though; too often I hear the words “I wish I would have come in sooner.” If you have been putting it off, don’t let this get you down–it’s not too late to start!
What style of counseling do you utilize?
I work differently depending on whether you are a couple or an individual and what goals you have for counseling. Your therapeutic experience will be unique because your life, relationships and needs are unique. That said, therapists may work from different foundations and frameworks, and it’s important to find a counselor who has training and experience with therapeutic interventions that are a good fit for you. I consider myself to be grounded in humanistic psychology. Read below to learn more about my training and foundation.
- For individuals seeking help with trauma, PTSD, anxiety or self-growth: I utilize a mindful, person-centered integrative approach to individual counseling, using interventions which help clients find relief from and acceptance of painful experiences, practice mindfulness in the moment, and make choices which help them to live more authentic and fulfilling lives. I have experience and formal training in EMDR and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Both of these are evidenced-based modalities, empirically proven to be effective. I’m also inspired by the work of Dr. Brene Brown, LMSW and incorporate her research into my work.
- For couples seeking help with communication, disconnection, intimacy or preventative care: I have formal training and experience using the research-based methods of emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT), Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Relationship Enhancement models of therapy. I integrate these methods when working with you to find a personalized, effective treatment that meets your unique needs and experiences.
Okay, but what are you like?
I’m glad you asked. Finding a counselor who you feel comfortable with is one of the most important parts of therapy. I have been described as authentic, natural, warm, down to earth and non-judgmental. People have said they feel understood and validated, open to new perspectives, relieved from their problems, and inspired to live the life they want after working with me.