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Frequently Asked Questions
What are online sessions like?
I use a HIPAA compliant platform. You are not required to download any new software. I will send you a link to your appointment and you can click on that link to enter the meeting. If you are wanting to use your phone for the online session then you would need to download the TeleHealth by Simple Practice app.
If finding privacy in your house is a barrier please mention that to me and we can talk about various options.
What will therapy look like?
For our first meeting I will want to learn more about you. We will talk about what is bringing you in and set goals for what kind of change you'd like to see. I use this information to tailor therapy so that our following sessions are the most helpful for your needs. The following sessions will be based on your goals.
If you are bringing in a teenager then I structure the sessions by meeting with you as the legal guardian first. Then I will meet with your teenager, and bring you in to discuss progress near the end of the session.
How long does each therapy session take?
Appointments are approximately 50 minutes long. How often you come to therapy will be up to you depending on your needs, which we will discuss in the initial meeting.
Do you take insurance?
I am currently accepting Humana commercial plans. You may also be able to claim our time together under 'Out of Network' providers.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept credit card (including VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX and DISCOVER), cash, and check.
What is your approach to therapy?
I seek to create a safe, empathetic, authentic, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. I use various methods in counseling particularly emotionally-focused therapy (I am in the process of certification for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, EFCT). My goal is to create a safe space where you feel supported and empowered to explore whatever is on your heart.
I want you to get the most from therapy so I tailor my counseling to fit your needs, personality, and situation. I also have extensive training in spirituality and theology. If you desire this to be incorporated into therapy, I am happy to do so.
I have a question that isn't listed above. Can I contact you to ask more questions?
Of course! I would love to talk more with you and answer any other questions that you may have. Feel free to click the 'Contact' page and send me a message or call me at (502) 834-5777.