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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Why Seek Therapy?
    People seek therapy for various reasons. Some desire emotional support due to challenging and unexpected changes in their lives, while others seek self-exploration and personal growth. Many are wanting a safe place to vent and attempt to avoid burdening their family and friends with their concerns.
  • Will you accept my insurance? Should I use my insurance to help cover the cost of my therapy?
    I am not a provider with any insurance companies. If your insurance provides out-of-network mental health benefits, then I would be considered an out-of-network provider.  I do provide statements that show what you have paid directly to me; such statements contain all the information that is needed for you to file a claim with your insurance plan for reimbursement of out-of-network benefits, if you choose to do so. Although some insurance plans will reimburse a percentage of out-of-pocket costs once a deductible has been met, every plan is different. If knowing what your level of reimbursement may be is important to you before you start therapy, you should check with your provider to find out what your out-of-network benefits are for psychotherapy. Assistance with filing claims might be an option for you. Please contact me for further details.
  • How long does treatment last?
    The number of sessions that are needed will depend on several factors, including individual goals, severity of symptoms, and participation during sessions and between sessions to work towards meeting goals. I usually recommend weekly sessions at first and then transition to bi-weekly or monthly as progress is made.
  • What can I expect in a therapy session?
    The first session is an opportunity for us to get to know one another. The initial paperwork is reviewed and I will ask questions about your history and goals for therapy. You will be given an opportunity to ask questions as well. Typically during the second session, we will establish a treatment plan together to ensure that we are on the same page in meeting your goals. Additional sessions may involve talk therapy, journaling exercises, relaxation techniques, or other interactive activities depending on your individual needs.
  • What population do you see?
    I work with adults 18 and up. I provide individual, couple, and family counseling. I am able to provide referrals or resources for children and teens.
  • Is therapy confidential?
    In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are a number of exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include: Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim. If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety. If the therapist has a reasonable suspicion of sexual contact with another mental health professional. The therapist is required to report to the state licensing board or regulatory body.

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