916-572-7412 megan@lovehealgrow.com

Questions

How do I make an appointment?
I’m looking forward to connecting with you.  Please visit my contact page for information on scheduling an appointment.
What are your hours and are you accepting new clients?
Tuesday 11 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday 11 am – 6:30 pm

I do have limited availability for new clients; my practice currently has room for folks who can meet in the afternoon.  I have a wait list for folks needing an evening appointment.

How long does counseling last?

Therapy is an investment of time and money. If time and money were infinite, I’d give you the “therapist answer”: it will last however long it lasts depending on your unique needs, experiences and goals.

But time and money aren’t infinite, so I want to give you as much information as possible to help you plan for this process:

I want to help you get unstuck and to a better place as soon as possible and I do believe we can find the tools to get you there.

Here is a realistic look at what to expect for length of time in therapy:

*Short term therapy is generally 8-9 sessions (once a week or twice a month).  Short term therapy can be helpful for symptom reduction or crisis intervetion; you can learn a couple good coping strategies you can use if your symptoms begin again in the future.  Short term therapy can be really helpful if are are committed and motivated for change, haven’t experienced the symptoms very long, and are willing to continue working on yourself outside of therapy once counseling ends.

*Long term therapy can be anywhere for 6 months to a year or more of regular appointments (once a week or twice a month).  Usually longer term therapy is needed when we are working on an issue in our life that has been present for a long time or we need help discovering what deeper issues are blocking us from making positive change.  A potential benefit of longer term therapy is lasting change on a deeper level.

My goal is to help you get where you want to be as quickly as possible, while also setting realistic expectations for this process.  Therapy will always progress faster if you are committed to regular attendance, motivated for change, honest in the therapy room and willing to try new things.
How often do we meet?
Consistency is key for therapy to be beneficial.  Most of my clients commit to a regular weekly appointment time.  Some clients come bimonthly.
What is the cost for therapy?

First Appointment for a New Client (60 minutes): $180

Appointments for Individuals (45-50 minutes): $150

Appointments for Couples (55-60 minutes): $180

Do you take insurance?
No, I do not accept insurance.     I am Out of Network for some PPO insurance plans.  This means 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?
Are you in emotional, mental or relational pain or distress? Do you want to feel better? Are you willing to meet regularly, look honestly at your problems, and try out new ways to be in your life or relationships? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you are probably ready.

Here’s my longer answer: 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 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.