How Do I Get Started?
Click on the Contact link for information regarding where my office is located, phone number and e-mail information. Appointments can be scheduled via telephone, e-mail or text message. All calls, texts or e-mails will be responded to within one business day. Additionally, if any further information is needed or you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
What Can I Expect on My First Visit?
Therapy begins the first session! During the opening session I like to introduce myself and my approach to therapy. The first session is a 90 minute session and includes a discussion about confidentiality and the benefits of counseling. It is also important for me to hear what brings you to counseling in order to begin setting a treatment direction.
How Much Does Therapy and Coaching Cost?
Your initial 90-minute session is $225. After the initial session my rate is $155 per clinical hour (45-50 minutes) and I offer a $5 per session discount if you pay with cash, check or Venmo. If that rate is too high, I do offer a sliding scale based upon need (ranging from $105-155). The sliding scale can be applied for; application for the sliding scale does not guarantee your rate. If you would like more specific information regarding how to qualify, etc. please call, text or e-mail. Longer sessions are available upon request.
How Do I Get to Your Office?
Click on the Contact link to find where my office is located.
When I Get to Your Office, Where do I Park?
If you are facing the front of the building, the four (4) spots in the middle are reserved for clients (marked with signs that say "Midtown Therapy Group"). There is also ample street parking. Across the street from the office is a large parking garage with pay for parking or there is a pay for parking lot next to our building.
What do I Need to do Prior to the First Appointment?
After getting your first appointment set up with me, I will email you a link with a code to complete your opening paperwork online. This process should take you approximately 10-15 minutes and includes demographic information, my policies and procedures, a questionnaire and a credit card authorization form. With these forms completed prior to the session we are able to take care of a few housekeeping details and use the remaining time to discuss the issues that bring you to counseling.
How do you practice therapy and coaching?
Do I need therapy or coaching?
Life is complicated. Relationships are difficult. Each one of us faces, at many times in of our lives, situations that are hard to deal with on our own. Therapy and coaching offers an unbiased and supportive perspective that allows you to work through the issues that are present in your life. “Needing” therapy or coaching is subjective to the person, however, both therapy and coaching have been found to be beneficial to individuals, couples and families that deal with relational, emotional, life change, mental health and other issues.
How does therapy or coaching help?
It is important to recognize, up front, that a person will get out of therapy or coaching what they are willing to put into it. As a therapist and coach, I am not a magician or a wizard; but I am a source of support and outside, unbiased perspective that will help the client be able to work through their issues at hand. If an individual, couple or family is committed to the process significant change can occur.
What is therapy and coaching like?
Can’t I just take medication?
Medication can be helpful for certain people in specific situations. It is important to maintain a close relationship with your medical doctor in order to determine the best course of action for you. It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. You can best achieve sustainable growth and greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness.
Do you take insurance/Can I get insurance to pay for my therapy?
With this said, it is possible for insurance to reimburse part or all of the fees incurred from therapy. I would be considered an “Out of Network” provider. It is important to check with your insurance company and become educated on your coverage regarding mental health benefits. Many of my clients request that I fill out an invoice for them at the end of each session that they can submit to their insurance company for reimbursement. While this would require payment in full, to the therapist, up front, many people have found this option helpful.