Frequently Asked Questions

Is therapy right for me? 

If you are asking yourself this question then you might be on your way to seeking help outside of yourself.  Only a very self-aware person can recognize that they need help.  You may be very competent in many areas of your life and it is natural that there may still be other areas where you still struggle.  It requires a very brave individual to be willing to do the work to ask for help.  

If you are coming to a time in your life where you are wanting to dig deeper into areas, habits or patterns that are causing pain in your personal life, career and/or relationships it might be time for therapy.  

If you are wanting to live your life with more joy, intention and understanding of yourself and of those around you then it might be time for therapy.  

It is my belief that we hold most of our truest answers within but often we have a difficult time seeing, listening or honoring that small quiet inside voice.  

It is my greatest joy to help others uncover their truth and their strength so they may begin living their life on purpose.  Sometimes we just need a chance to be heard and to be supported in the journey.  

If this sounds like you, then therapy might be for you. 


How can therapy help me? 

Therapy can provide many benefits beyond relief from the primary issue that brings you to therapy.  Therapist can provide support, teach problem-solving skills, and identify the need for tools specific to managing your personal challenges.  

Many clients find that therapists are a valuable asset to navigating important life relationships, managing personal growth, dealing with family patterns and concerns, addressing career concerns and facing issues family of origin issues.   Therapists can also help clients understand how to get our of their own way so they can live their best and most joyful life possible.  

For therapy to be most effective the client must be willing to actively show up and do the work both in and out of session.  Those who wish to create positive change in their lives must be willing to be an active participant in the process.  It is imperative for clients wanting great change to be truthful and honest at all times and to and take responsibility for their actions.  Often the benefits of therapy match the willingness and participation of the client.  


What can I expect in a typical session?  

Every session is specifically designed to meet the individual goals and needs of the client.  The first few sessions will generally be used as a time to discuss goals, primary issues and life concerns.  Moving forward and depending on the needs of the client we may decide to do EMDR, CRM or other specific exercises or assignments.  

Most of our work will be done in session. When it is in the clients best interest, homework or continued practice of a skill could be assigned for outside of the therapy room.  Such assignments provide an opportunity for the client to apply and integrate new skills in real life while having the support of continued therapy in place.  


What is EMDR? 

Please visit these sites for more detailed information regarding EMDR.  

www.emdria.org

http://www.emdrhap.org/content/what-is-emdr/



Is all of my therapy confidential? 

All information disclosed and communicated between a client and a therapist is protected by the law to be confidential.  No information will be disclosed without prior written consent of the client. 

Exceptions include: 

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. 
  • The therapist is required to report to the appropriate authorities asap. 
  • A client who is threatening to harm him/herself or another person.  
  • The therapist will make all possible attempts to work with the client to ensure safety.  If an individual does not cooperate additional measure may be taken. 
  • A is threatening to cause harm to another person. 
  • The therapist is required to notify the police. 
  • A client is involved in legal proceedings and my records are subpoenaed

How long are sessions? 

Sessions are typically around 50 minutes.  In some cases we may collectively decide it is in the clients best interest to schedule a longer session, typically this would be a 75 min session.  We would discuss the details of this before a session of increased length would occur. 


How much is a typical session? 

My rate is currently $165.00/50 min hr.


Do you accept insurance?  Can I use my insurance? 

No, I do not accept insurance and I do require payment at the time of service.  You can pay by cash, check or credit card.  

However, I can provide a completion of service form for you to submit to your insurance company.  In some cases insurance companies will provide a partial reimbursement.  If this is something that you will require I recommend that you contact your insurance company prior to our meeting to assure they are open to reimbursement.