frequently asked questions

01 / Do you take insurance?

I am a private pay, out-of-network provider, which means that I do not accept insurance. However, I encourage you to check your out-of-network benefits because you may be able to be reimbursed for services. I partner with Mentaya to help clients get money back on out-of-network therapy sessions. If you qualify, Mentaya will file claims and handle the insurance paperwork to make sure you get reimbursed. They charge a 5% fee per claim and have helped people get thousands of dollars back per year. Mentaya's goal is to save you time and money. It's completely optional, and as your therapist I do not benefit in any way from your participation.  I cannot guarantee reimbursement from your insurance. 

02 / What are your fees?

Individual counseling sessions are $110. Group counseling sessions vary in price from $40-$60 per session depending on the length and structure of the group. The fee includes the time we spend together in session, as well as time spent outside of your session planning your treatment/support and keeping progress notes.

A reduced fee may be offered on occasion. I reserve a limited number of spots in my schedule to offer reduced fee sessions. When possible I will work with you to find a way for therapy to be financially sustainable. Please contact me to discuss.

I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you are unable to attend a session, please notify me at least 24 hours in advance. If you do not cancel and/or do not show up for your session, you will still be charged the full session fee.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit

03 / What should I expect in counseling?

The first step is a free 15-minute consultation call. This call provides an opportunity for me to learn what is bringing you to counseling and what you’re looking for in a counselor. After we’ve both had time to determine if we’re a good fit, we’ll schedule your intake session. This session will build upon the info we gathered in the consultation call, specifically focusing on connecting the dots in your story up until this point to understand how you’ve become the person you are. We’ll also go more in depth into what challenges you’re facing and what you want to change. With this information in mind, we’ll work together to create meaningful goals and a plan of how to get you where you want to go. The specifics of what other sessions will look like will be dependent on the plan we put together. 

I’ll also provide psychoeducation, resources, and basic skills early on to put in your “toolbox” and help give you a foundation of emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills so you're prepared to dive into the deeper work further down the road.  

The first couple of sessions may feel a bit awkward. This is normal - you’re sharing some of the hardest and most uncomfortable pieces of your life with a complete stranger. Over time as we develop a therapeutic relationship, this will change.

04 / How long is a counseling session?

Our first individual session together is one hour long. Each session afterwards will last 50 minutes. 

Group sessions are typically 90 minutes. 

05 / How long will I be in counseling?

That fully depends on what you’re looking to get out of counseling. I recommend a minimum of six sessions to begin seeing progress towards sustainable change. Some individuals are good to go after that, while others look for long-term support. At the end of our intake appointment, I can provide you an estimated number of sessions based upon the treatment plan we create together. My goal is to work myself out of a job! 

06 / How often should I come?

I recommend 4-5 weekly sessions to start, so we can get to know each other and build the trust we need to keep a steady momentum as we work towards your goals. After that, we can transition to biweekly or monthly sessions depending on your needs and preferences. 

07 / Do you work with couples or families?

Not typically, but I do work with couples and families on occasion. If you’re interested in couples or family work, I’d suggest scheduling a free 15 minute consultation so you can share with me what’s leading you to pursue counseling and we can discuss whether or not your needs align with my approach to counseling.

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