Where is your office located?
Our address is 2839 Wyandot Street. We are in an old Victorian house that has been converted into offices.
What are your fees?
My fee is $110 for a standard 50-minute session and $150 for an 80-minute session.
Do you take my insurance?
I do not take insurance, which allows me to have control over the counseling process. Plus, it gives me the freedom to withhold diagnosis if appropriate and take a more wellness-oriented approach.
I can provide a “superbill” if needed if you wish to file for reimbursement with your insurance company.
I also offer a reduced fee based on household income, client need, and therapist availability. I reserve several spots in my schedule for reduced-fee appointments, and I am happy to speak with you about your financial situation if appropriate.
What if I need to cancel?
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, which is fairly standard.
However, I do understand that sometimes uncontrollable events may arise which prevent you from making it to my office and notice cannot be given within the 24-hour window. In these cases, I offer HIPAA-compliant video sessions as well.
Who can benefit from counseling?
Just about anyone. That is not to say that everyone needs to be in counseling all the time. But during certain challenging seasons of life, almost anyone can benefit from counseling.
I take a wellness-oriented approach, which means that I am just as focused on what optimal health looks like for you as I am on what might be clinically wrong. I only diagnose when it is appropriate.
If you want more from life and are ready to put in the work to get to where you want to be, you can likely benefit from having someone trained to help you in that process.
What is it like to be in counseling with you?
This is a difficult question to answer in words, which is why I offer a free in-person consultation. In most cases, it is important for you to actually feel what it is like to sit in my office with me.
However, I consistently have clients tell me how comfortable they feel in session, almost as though they are sitting across from a trusted friend.
Most of the work I do is what we call “talk therapy.” Once trust is established, I may push you out of your comfort zone a bit into more experiential approaches to change. For example, I may ask you to describe what you are feeling in your body, or we may do a guided visualization or mindfulness exercise.
Overall, I am highly personalized, so each session is unique to you and your needs.
How often do I need to come to counseling?
I typically suggest clients begin by coming in weekly. This allows us to build trust and momentum.
Many clients continue with weekly sessions, and some choose to shift to every other week once the process of change is well under way.
Occasionally, clients who have achieved their goals still like to come in for the occasional supportive session and will shift to once-monthly sessions. This is only an option after we have been meeting for some time and have established a solid therapeutic relationship.