FAQs

I can usually handle things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

Absolutely not! There is a common misconception that going to therapy means you are “crazy.” That is not true. Every now and again, we need a little extra help to push through whatever we are going through. Therapy is the first step in your healing journey. It shows that you are courageous, strong and resilient.

How fast can I see results?

Each person’s therapeutic journey varies. It is difficult to predict what your time frame looks like. Some challenges can be worked through quickly and others may take more time. This is your journey, and we will develop a plan tailored to your individuals needs.

Do you accept insurance?

At this time, I do not accept insurance. However, if necessary, I can provide an invoice which can be submitted to insurance for out-of-network reimbursement. Please check with your insurance carrier to determine if this is an option for you.

Some questions to ask your insurance provider are:

  • Do I have mental health benefits?

  • What percentage of my bill will be covered for services provided by an out-of-network provider?

  • Is there a limit on sessions covered per year?

What kind of therapeutic techniques do you use?

I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all therapeutic approach. After getting to know you and what you feel is most important, I will adapt to your needs. Some therapeutic approaches I use are (but are not limited to): solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please provide me with a 24-hour notice for cancellation (or reschedule) to avoid paying the full cost of the session.

Are you LGBTQIA friendly?

Absolutely! I am an ally.

Why should I choose you?

You have likely come across many websites and may be overwhelmed with all of the options. Don’t worry, you are not alone! It may be a good idea for you to have two-three initial phone consultations to determine which therapist you are most comfortable moving forward with.

I come with experience in working with people with all walks of life. I will provide you with a safe and caring therapeutic environment. We will work together in developing a plan that works the best for you.

It is important for you to feel comfortable with your therapist. Once we begin our journey together, if for some reason you do not feel it is the right fit, it’s okay! I am happy to refer you to somebody else.

What is a LCSW?

LCSW stands for Licensed Clinical Social Worker. It means that in addition to having my Master is Social Work degree, I have completed more than 3,000 of experience under supervision by another LCSW and passed two rigorous state exams. In order for me to maintained my licensed status, I must complete a minimum continuing education as dictated by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Will you write me a letter for an emotional support animal?

I am happy to write you a letter; however, each letter will be determined on a case-by-case basis.