What is the cost of sessions? Do you take insurance?
Sessions are $80 each for individual or family time, and can be paid by cash, check, or debit/credit card. I do not accept insurance, but I am happy to provide a receipt for you to turn into your insurance provider to independently pursue reimbursement. I cannot guarantee reimbursement from insurance companies.
What is the population that you work with?
I work with children, teenagers, and young adults ages 10-25, who are experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, relational stressors, or other life challenges. Sessions are structured for individual time spent with a minor client as well as family time with parents. Group therapy is offered at various times throughout the year for various topics and age ranges.
What can I expect in the first session?
After the first session (intake) is scheduled, I will request paperwork be completed to provide more information regarding your reasons for seeking out therapy. For the intake session, I often meet with the parent(s) and client together to learn more about the presenting issues, as well as allow time to build rapport and review policies. In many cases, I allow parents to make decisions regarding having the client present in the first session, as children and teenagers are often nervous about meeting a therapist for the first time.
How long will I or my child have to come to therapy?
The amount of time invested in the therapy process can vary based on each individual, the concerns they are facing, and the amount of engagement they present with. Each individual enters into the therapeutic journey with an understanding that their experience will be unique to their own challenges.
Are you able to testify in court for divorce or custody cases?
In the event of a subpoena, I will testify (with consent from the legal guardian of the minor client) in court. I do not make recommendations regarding custody or placement with family members, as this violates the ethical codes for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. My role in the court setting is to provide clinical assessment and feedback of a client’s participation in therapy. Documentation can also be provided for court. In the event that documentation or court attendance is required, there are additional fees involved that can be found in the Intake and Policies paperwork.
When are sessions available?
In the interest of minimizing kids missing school, all session times are offered Monday-Thursday in the afternoons, with select openings on Saturdays.