Do you accept insurance?
I don’t accept insurance for the following reasons:
It compromises your privacy and it requires that I label you with a diagnosis. I don’t follow the medical model. That is, I don’t believe you are “sick”. I believe you are having normal and unique human reactions to difficult situations. These reactions can include symptoms of anxiety and depression and C-PTSD. You’re a human being, not a data source for insurance companies. Most of my clients don’t fit perfectly into the criteria for diagnoses in the DSM-5, but still need services that address painful emotions and interpersonal conflict.
In order to provide the best possible care for my clients, I choose not to be limited by outside regulations or bureaucracy that dictates how you will be treated and how many sessions are required.
These are just a few of the many reasons why I don’t take insurance. I can provide you with a monthly Superbill that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
How are payments made?
When you complete your initial paperwork in the therapy portal, you’ll be asked to upload information for your credit, debit, or HSA account. After your session is complete, I will charge your card the fee withing 24-48 hours. You may also initiate payment through the portal if you wish.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
Do you really keep things private?
I believe that privacy is essential for the establishment of a trusting and secure relationship. I do not share your stories or information with anyone, and all the technology I use is HIPAA compliant.
Are there snacks?
I want you to be as comfortable as possible in the session. If you’d like to bring drinks or snacks with you, feel free to do so, or do anything else that feels comforting and makes you feel safe.
What should I expect at the first session?
The very first session will open with the question, “What do you want most for yourself?” This immediately gives you agency and control over the direction of your therapy treatment and helps to outline a golden thread that will run through all our discussions.
I’ll also complete an assessment that asks questions about your past experiences, relationships, and current situation.