FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long are your sessions? 

A standard therapy session is 45 minutes.  Some individuals/ couples feel they need extra time, and we can negotiate this during scheduling.

How frequently will we meet? 

A general recommend is to meet once week as time and finances allow.

How long will I be in counseling? 

Counseling is not one-size-fits all.  We will re-evaluate our goals as we move along in this process.  I see some individuals for months and some for years. Don't let that scare you! As you commit to the therapy process, you will begin to see its benefits and may decide to continue weekly, twice a month, or monthly.

What are your counseling fees? ​

My standard fee is $150 per 45 minute session. Assistance may be available based on financial need.

What are your hours? 
Appointment times are offered during both daytime and evening hours.  All efforts will be made to find an appointment time that suits your scheduling needs.  Sessions last 45 minutes unless previous arrangements have been made.


What is your cancellation policy?

To cancel or reschedule an appointment, please give 24 hour notice via email or phone. If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment and have not given 24-hour notice, you will be expected to pay the full cost of the session.

Do you accept insurance?

Although insurance companies cannot be billed directly, all or part of your services may qualify for reimbursement through your individual insurance plan. I can provide you with a receipt (often known as a "Superbill") for you to submit for possible reimbursement for out-of-network services.

How do I ask my insurance company about out-of-network reimbursement?

The following questions may be useful when speaking with your insurance plan representative:

  • Do I have outpatient mental health insurance benefits?

  • What is my deductible and has it been met?

  • May I only work with a provider approved by my plan or can I find my own and submit receipts for reimbursement?

  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?

  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?

  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

 

I see you also have a Master of Divinity. What is that, and how does it inform your work? 

The Master of Divinity (M.Div) is the most common academic degree in the study of theology in seminaries and divinity schools. In many religions, the degree is the standard prerequisite for ordination or licensing to professional ministry. In addition to my work as a therapist, I am also an ordained minister in a local church.  I deeply value the counseling space to be a place where my own faith identity is not imposed onto my clients, and I welcome all regardless of their spiritual preference (or lack thereof).