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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions

I'VE NEVER BEEN TO THERAPY BEFORE AND IT SEEMS INTIMIDATING. WHAT'S IT REALLY LIKE?

It is very common to feel nervous and anxious about beginning therapy. That's okay! My job is to help you feel as comfortable as possible. Talking with a therapist should feel natural and easy, although what gets talked about may be quite difficult. If you don't think you're connecting well or you don't feel understood, you should consider making a change. Competent counselors understand that they aren't the "best fit" for everyone and we really want our clients to feel supported and cared for. 

HOW LONG BEFORE I START TO FEEL BETTER?

Great question! There is no concise way to answer, though. It really depends on the severity of your symptoms and what you've been dealing with. We will talk about all that and work together towards your best goals and solutions. Many times people begin to feel better in just a few weeks.

WHAT IS A "HOLISTIC APPROACH" IN THERAPY?

A holistic approach and framework acknowledges the connection between mind, body and spirit, which allows for deeper awareness and understanding of the person as a whole being.

 

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE AND WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

I do not currently accept insurance. I can provide you with a Superbill to submit for reimbursement if you are eligible. Cash, check, credit card or HSA are accepted forms of payment.

Sessions for Individuals are $90

Sessions for Couples are $100

IS EVERYTHING I SAY IN SESSION CONFIDENTIAL?

Yes. However, there are three main exceptions when any provider needs to break confidentiality, such as abuse of a minor or incapacitated adult, present danger or intent to harm self or others, and when records are court-ordered. 

DO YOU ONLY OFFER FAITH-BASED CHRISTIAN COUNSELING?

No. I provide counseling to everyone, regardless of worldview or personal belief system. Everyone is welcome at my practice and will be treated with dignity, respect and compassion.

IS THERE A CANCELLATION POLICY?

Yes. Please cancel or reschedule at least 24 hours prior to your appointment time in order to avoid being charged a fee.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IN THE FIRST SESSION?

It's normal to feel nervous before and during the first session. I wrote in detail about what to expect on the About Page.

DO YOU OFFER A FREE CONSULTATION CALL?

YES! It is so important to feel the right connection with your counselor, so I encourage you to schedule a no-obligation call. Talking with the right therapist should feel natural and supportive.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS THAT AREN'T COVERED HERE?

Let's talk about them!

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