Things to Know
How long are sessions and how often do we meet?
We’ll meet for approximately one hour. If we’re using your insurance, we must meet for 53-55 minutes.
My standard practice is to meet with you once per week so that we have some time to gain a clear picture of you and your history, create a safe relationship, and thoroughly identify your goals. From there, we can continue to meet at this pace or increase or decrease the number of sessions based on your needs.
What can I expect from our sessions?
You can expect that therapy is not just one hour out of your week. Therapy is you making an investment in yourself. Therapy is reflective of you taking responsibility in your life for your choices and care of yourself. Therapy is not a place for me to tell you what to do or simply give you advice. I’ll often encourage you to think about what you’re taking from each session and how you might translate this process into your life. It’s up to you to engage in this process—and it can be difficult and scary. And that’s natural! I’ll be with you to explore how you’re enacting change in your life and what roadblocks may be arising. People who commit to therapy often see growth in their relationships, self-esteem, and mood. My intention in our sessions is to create a space where you feel safe to acknowledge and feel your emotions, explore what you truly want for yourself, and create a path to attain your goals.
How much are sessions?
The cost of a session depends on if we’re using your insurance or not. If we are, I can provide you with a quote of your benefits prior to our first meeting. You can also call your insurance company ahead of time and ask about your mental health benefits for outpatient therapy in an office setting. If we’re not using insurance, my rate for a session is $175 per hour.
If I don't accept your insurance panel, I’m happy to provide documentation that can be used by your insurance company, so you can self-file if you have out-of-network benefits that you’d like to use.
I'm ready to make a commitment to myself. How do I get started?
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. From there, I’ll get back in touch with you so that we can schedule a brief phone conversation to identify what’s bringing you in to therapy at this time and see if we’d be a good fit to work together. Then, we can talk about scheduling, insurance, and rates. This call is approximately 15 minutes and is complimentary.