I hope the answers to these questions will make it easier for you to find the therapist that is right for you, and will save time playing phone tag.
How many therapy sessions are required?
Every situation is unique. If I had to make a guess, I would suggest at least 10 weekly or by weekly sessions. Often you do your best work when you are feeling better. Many clients come in for periodic “tune ups” after their initial sessions. Rarely, people find one or two sessions provides the help they need.
How much does it cost?
$100 per hour session: Some people prefer weekly sessions. Others prefer every other week or once a month.
How do I pay for each counseling session?
Payments are made at the end of each session cash, check, or credit card.
Do you have a sliding scale fee?
Yes. I have a limited number of sliding scale slots available for those who qualify. Please inquire.
What are your office hours?
I have flexible hours and work with your schedule as much as possible. I am available days and some evenings and weekends.
Do you take insurance?
No. I can provide you with the necessary and completed paperwork for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. The amount reimbursed varies and you would need to talk that over with your insurance company. Privacy, control and medical diagnosis are the main reasons I don’t accept insurance. Insurance companies limit and monitor the number of sessions a client is able to have, dictate how a therapist is able to work with a client and require a medical diagnosis be made which becomes a permanent part of your medical record. Ethically, I have a hard time diagnosing someone with a mental disorder because most of my clients are not ill and deserving of such a label. Confidentiality is also weakened as they have access to your clinical notes and records upon demand. For these reasons and more, I have chosen not to accept insurance.