Services and Payment
Adult Outpatient Counseling Services
I work exclusively with adults, age 18 and older, in outpatient psychotherapy. Sessions are 50 minutes, though this can be extended upon request or recommendation. The initial visit includes brief but necessary signing of documents, including review of privacy rights. Depending on your reason for seeking treatment, it may also include a clinical assessment to determine needs, diagnose symptoms, and provide referrals.
The foundation of individual therapy is the safety and privacy of the environment. This gets to feel different from any other place and relationship in your life...a sacred space of non-judgement. Because there will be no other social interaction between us - I am your counselor, and only your counselor - you're free to focus entirely on your needs. At its best, the experience reflects relationships you may hope to build in your life...equal, respectful, and helpful partnership. The aim is to improve quality and authenticity in your life, and your therapy will be tailored to fit your unique goals. As we work, you may also choose to invite others into one or more of your sessions, such as loved ones who will benefit from insight into your needs.
Partner Therapy: Family, Colleagues, Couples & Marriage Counseling
Though primarily geared toward couples in romantic relationship, I provide counseling for adults in many contexts. Examples include conflict resolution for work colleagues, friends, and other adult family members. I'm happy to work with partners regardless of gender, culture, or lifestyle. Sessions may highlight individual issues along with the partnership dynamic and, in some cases, individual sessions will be offered as a supplement. Sessions are solution-focused to create observable change in the partnership between visits, including activities assigned to help achieve carry-over between therapy and daily life. As your therapist, my strongest goal is that each of you grows into your next-highest version of self, and we explore how the partnership may support this.
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Full out-of-pocket payments or co-pays are made at the end of each session with the option of personal check, cash, or credit/debit card. I'm able to accept most HSA cards, as well. Please note that, due to credit card service fees, I'm grateful for use of checks or cash whenever possible.
A SLIDING FEE SCALE is available for out-of-pocket clients, based on personal/family income and circumstance. This is geared toward helping services be affordable and is offered, not only to first-time clients, but to ongoing clients who find themselves unable to continue at the standard rate. Your commitment to the counseling process is very important, and I'll do my best to help you continue until your primary goals are met.
Please contact me directly for specification of fees according to your therapy needs.
Whether I'm in-network or out-of-network with your insurance company, I can file claims on your behalf and will contact your company upon your request to clarify what your benefits are. In some cases, out-of-network benefits are very similar to the in-network benefits, allowing us to work together with little cost difference. When they're not similar, I'm happy to talk to you about my sliding fee scale in order to help services remain affordable (see Private Pay above).
I'm an in-network provider under:
- All companies with the Medcost care network
- All companies with the Crescent Healthcare network