What form of payment do you accept?
I currently accept cash, checks, PayPal and major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and JCB. I also accept Flexible Spending Account cards.
I do not accept health insurance at this time, but am happy to provide you with a receipt should you decide to seek reimbursement from your insurance company on your own behalf. Some insurance companies reimburse the entire amount, some reimburse a portion, and others do not reimburse at all. Please contact your insurance provider for further details regarding their reimbursement policy.
I have a limited number of sliding scale spaces available. Please inquire to discuss this possible option.
Will you share my information with other people?
What are the parameters of client-therapist confidentiality? What you share with me in the therapy room is confidential. This means that I will not share what we discuss with anyone, except in specific circumstances as required by law. These circumstances include if I believe you are at serious risk of harming yourself or someone else or if I have reasonable suspicion that child or elder abuse is occurring. If you would LIKE me to share your information with someone else in your life, you may sign a written release and I will be happy to do so.
How quickly can I be seen once I decide I would like to make an appointment?
I am usually able to see new clients the same week or week after they first call to schedule.
How long is a counseling session?
A therapy hour is 50 minutes. Please inquire if you would like to explore longer sessions.
How often and for how long do we need to meet?
The duration of therapy is a decision that is best made collaboratively between the therapist and client. I recommend meeting at least once weekly during the beginning stages of therapy, which can be decreased as clients make progress towards their goals. However, I try to be flexible in meeting clients however often works for their schedules and lifestyle so our therapy schedule will be tailored to your needs as the client. Therapy usually terminates when the therapist and client decide that the client has reached the goals he or she has set. This may be anywhere from a few weeks to a year or more. It depends on how much you would like to work on!
Do I need to be married to see a Marriage and Family Therapist?
No! Individuals, couples at any and all stages and families of all configurations can be seen by an MFT.
Is couples/family therapy always done together or are individual sessions involved?
When couples or families begin working with me as a therapist, it is best for all members of the unit to be present in as many scheduled sessions as possible. However, they may be times when it is appropriate for one member of the system to be seen individually. This is a decision that the client(s) and I will make together. If it becomes apparent that longer-term individual work for one individual may be beneficial, I am happy to provide a referral to a therapist that can see the individual on their own so that I may continue to work on the family or relationship issues with all those involved when therapy was initiated with me.