What is the cost of sessions, and do you take insurance?

Sessions are $80 each for individual or parenting/family time, and can be paid by cash, check, or credit/debit 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 carriers. Please be aware that insurance providers do require a clinical diagnosis code that will be permanently attached to your child's medical records. 

Who do you work with?

I work with individuals aged 10-25 who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma reactions, relational stressors, or other life challenges. Session time is structured for minors (under aged 16) to have individual time as well as time with parent(s) or family as needed. Group therapy may be offered at various times throughout the years with different topics and for different age ranges. 

what can i expect in the first session?

Once the first session (the intake) is scheduled, I will provide you with paperwork that allows you to provide more information detailing your reasons for seeking 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 build rapport and review policies. In many cases, I allow parents to make decisions regarding the client being present in the intake, as young clients often experience a range of emotions about coming to therapy the first time. 

how long will I or my child come to therapy?

The amount of time invested in the therapy process can vary based on each individual, the challenges they are facing, and the amount of engagement they present with. Each individual enters into the therapeutic journey with the understanding that their experience will be unique to their specific concerns. 

are you able to testify in court for divorce or custody cases?

It is my personal belief that my involvement in court proceedings can severely damage the therapeutic rapport and bond that I work to create with each client. It is incredibly important that clients feel their time and verbiage is heard, respected, and protected. I am compliant with attending a court hearing in the event of subpoena, but do not provide recommendations for custody placement or ability for a specific parent to provide adequate care, as this would violate the ethical code of conduct outlined by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists. My role in the court setting would be to provide clinical assessment and feedback regarding a client's participation in therapy. In the event that documentation or presence is required in a court setting, additional fees will apply. 

When are sessions offered?

Sessions are made by appointment only, and are currently available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Priority for after-school appointment times is given to current clients attending traditional-hour schools.