Frequently Asked Questions

How long does each therapy session take?

Each therapy session is 50 minutes in length. Sometimes, session times can be adjusted.

We can discuss and agree upon a timeframe that works best to suit your needs and schedule. 

Do you take insurance?  

I only accept out-of-pocket payment, as I find this to be most beneficial for confidentiality purposes and helps with financial clarity so that we can primarily focus on your therapy goals. Please call your insurance ahead of time to better understand your benefits. I can provide a document for you to submit to your insurance for out-of-network coverage, but please note that third-party reimbursement cannot be guaranteed.  I am happy to answer any further questions regarding payment and my session fees, which are discussed at more length during our consultation meeting and described in more detail on my practice policies informed consent form. 

NO SURPRISES ACT/GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE 

Beginning, January 1, 2022, you have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of therapy services, depending on various intervals of therapy sessions. I will provide you with this Good Faith Estimate at the beginning of our work together, and you may request one at any time before a scheduled therapy session. Depending on your length of treatment, I will continue to provide a new Good Faith Estimate every twelve months. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.​call HHS at (800) 368-1019.

If I want couples or family therapy, can I attend therapy by myself at first?

If you know couples therapy is the kind of therapy service needed, it is best to begin together as a couple from the beginning. However, sometimes you need to meet individually to have a clear understanding of how you want to you use your therapy time. It is common, even in couples or family work, to have individual sessions.

 

Do you offer free consultation meetings?

I OFFER A FREE 20 MINUTE CONSULTATION

I am happy to spend some time with you to best assess if this is what you want, if my services can be helpful to you, and to answer any questions regarding therapy. I want to help make this a comfortable process for you.

This 20 minute consultation is for the purpose of asking questions to help determine if therapy with me is a good fit. It is not a therapy session and will not involve clinical assessments or discussions that would typically take place during a normal therapy session.

If you and I agree that proceeding with clinical psychotherapy is the next step together, then you will receive, complete, and sign the necessary documents before our first formal therapy session.

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As a marriage and family therapist, do you only work with couples and families?

In addition to focusing on relationship therapy, a lot of my work is with individuals. My marriage and family therapy background provides a systemic framework from which to work, which allows me to understand you and work with you from a broader perspective.

 

 

As a marriage and family therapist, do you only work with married couples? 

Although my title is a licensed marriage and family therapist, I also work with premarital couples, those in dating relationships, and non-married couples.