FAQs About This Practice
Therapy is for anyone interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness and working towards change in their lives. Making that initial phone call can be difficult if you have no idea what to expect or the right questions to ask. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions and answers. You are also more than welcome to contact for more information.
What kind of clients do I typically work with:
I prefer to work with clients that are ready and eager to make positive changes in their lives and will do so through a willingness to open themselves up to new ways of thinking. I support women during various life phases and transitions. My specialties include working with clients that are dealing with:
- childhood abuse trauma
- domestic violence trauma
- perinatal mental health
- parenting issues
What can I expect in a therapy session:
Therapy sessions are 50 minutes and will focus on you and your needs. The initial session will be an opportunity for me to get to know and understand you and your situation, as well as determine whether our relationship is a good fit. We will work on setting goals for therapy as well as formulating ways to begin working on those goals.
How do I make an appointment?
You can email me at email@example.com to make an appointment or you can request an appointment through my website.
Is therapy confidential?
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.
However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. These exceptions include:
Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.
What is your fee?
Individual therapy sessions are $125 for a 50-minute session. To some, this may seem expensive, but you also have to remember that when seeing a therapist, you are placing what’s most important (yourself) in the hands of someone that is supposed to help. It is worth every penny to find someone that has extensive knowledge and training in this field.
Do you take insurance?
At this time, I am not in network with any insurance companies. If you decide to enter into counseling with me, you would be responsible for my rate of $125/session. I will then bill electronically as an OON provider on your behalf. You may, at that point, be able to receive some reimbursement directly from your insurance company depending on your OON benefits from your specific plan/OON deductible being met.
How long will therapy last?
Every client is going through a unique situation, so the length of treatment will vary. Most people attend therapy an average of 8-20 sessions, but it is always up to you how long you want to meet. Some clients will get what they need in 4-5 sessions, whereas other people attend therapy for six months to a year. There are many different factors that will help determine the length of therapy, including the complexity of the issue, how much growth and change you want to make, how deeply you would like to explore the issue and your commitment to making and maintaining the positive changes. I will work with you in determining the appropriate schedule for therapy.