Fees & Insurance
- Do I have mental health benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- Do I have a co-pay or co-insurance payment for therapy?
- Lyra Health
- Meritain Health
- Optum/Oscar/United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health
Frequently Asked Questions
I hope you will find the following information helpful in answering these and other questions you might have.
What Can I Expect at My First Appointment?
It is not uncommon for you to feel uncomfortable or unsure at first, especially if this is your first time in therapy. Please know that I will be checking in with you to make sure that the pace of your session feels right - we will take this at your speed and comfort level, this is for you. I reserve an hour for each session. This accounts for the 50-minute session itself as well as enough time to wrap up, schedule the next appointment and settle the payment for the session.
How Long Will I Be in Therapy?
It is also important to remember that therapy is not always about fixing problems. One of my goals is to help my clients develop a better understanding of themselves, so that they are able to offer themselves the same love and compassion they would offer a loved one or a good friend.
What Does Your Therapy Approach Look Like?
Growing up, your brain learned about who you are as an individual as well as part of a larger community and whether to trust that the world is a safe place. But guess what? Your brain has the capacity to learn new lessons about life and relationships as an adult. That is why the relationship with your therapist is so important and why it is vital to find a good fit with their therapy approach and personality.
I also use mindfulness techniques and strategies from other therapies that fall under the Experiential Therapy category. This means you will learn how to sit and be with your self and your feelings and learn how to cope with sensations and emotions in the moment.
How Are You as a Therapist In Session?
Do You Have Any Suggestions On What I Can Do Outside of My Therapy Sessions to Enhance My Overall Experience?
You can also ask me for suggested books, magazines, articles, or videos that are relevant to what we’re working on in therapy to read and watch between sessions. I would also encourage you to start focusing on healthy habits that you can practice between sessions. This can include spending more time in nature, starting a meditation practice (which we can practice in therapy sessions as well), journaling, and taking some time away from electronics.