Frequently Asked Questions
How long are sessions?
Individual sessions are 50 minutes long, which is the length of a traditional therapy session. Family sessions are 80 minutes long. Family sessions are typically longer due to being more complex and having additional family members in the session.
How do I know when my child or adolescent needs therapy?
Younger children can’t verbalize their feelings, their frontal lobes are not developed enough yet. You will usually see acting out because they become frustrated or you may see anger and sadness as well. Children don’t act out just to act out, there is ALWAYS a reason, I can help you and your child find this reason. If you notice any personality change in your adolescent or middle schooler, such as anger, depression, isolation, refusing to talk to you, these are all signs that something might be going on. In my experience, pre-teens and adolescents can’t always tell their parents everything that's going on in their lives. But they do find it easier to open up to a professional, because there’s no judgment or expectations. It's nothing against you as a parent, it's just the way they think, they don’t want to disappoint their parents.
How frequently are sessions held and how long does therapy last?
Psychotherapy sessions are typically held weekly, especially in the beginning, it's important to work on the therapeutic relationship. I also highly recommend weekly sessions for children and adolescents. The duration of treatment varies, but my approach is geared to provide you with rapid and lasting relief.
What ages of clients do you see?
I see clients as young as 11 years old and up to 100 years old!
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Therapy works by giving you a safe, non-judgmental space to talk with someone that won’t react to your fears or problems. I take all the knowledge I’ve gained over the years and mold my therapy techniques to meet your unique needs. I utilize Play therapy with young clients. I use sand therapy and EMDR on all ages. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Gestalt therapy, Narrative therapy, Solution Focus therapy and many others depending on your needs. All you have to do is come in and be honest with how you are really feeling.
I’ve never talked to anyone before, aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability and strength to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You’ve probably tried things in the past to help get you through the rough times, but maybe they just aren’t working now. Maybe you are just feeling overwhelmed and you need someone to help find your positive strengths again.
How much does therapy cost?*
Individual Therapy: 50 minutes $150
Family: 50 minutes $180 or 90 minutes for $270
Parent Coaching: 50 minutes for $150
Currently I don't take insurance, but I can provide a receipt for a superbill to get reimbursed by your insurance.
How do I get started?
Please contact me to set up a free 15 consultation so that we can determine the appropriate course of treatment for your needs.
*Good Faith Estimate
Under the federal No Surprises Act, health care providers, including therapists, need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or 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 www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-877-696-6775.