Below are some commonly asked questions. If you have additional questions or would like to set up a time to talk, please feel free to reach out via the form below.
What happens in therapy?
The process of beginning therapy can be anxiety producing, so it can be helpful to know a bit about what to expect. Our first session will be a chance to get to know each other and answer any questions you may have about me, my process, or therapy in general. I will ask lots of questions about what brought you to therapy at this time, and start to get to know more about your past so I can better understand your present. The following 2-3 sessions will be a continuation of getting a sense of what all is going on in your life and what your goals are for our work together.
While it is very important to take time at the beginning of therapy to gain a true understanding of your struggles and lay out a collaborative plan, I know that you are also in pain right now. With that in mind, I will also begin providing some options and ideas about things that you can implement right away to help lower your current distress while we begin doing the deeper work needed for sustained change.
How long will i need to be in therapy?
This answer will be different for everyone. Certain issues resolve faster than others, and people come to me at very different points on their journey to healing. After our intake sessions, we can lay out an initial plan, generally involving weekly sessions. Sometimes people need additional support, especially at first, and we may have sessions twice a week. As we progress, we can adjust the schedule as is clinically appropriate, decreasing frequency as we move toward finishing our work together.
Some people stay in therapy on an on-going basis, wanting to have a space space to explore new issues as they arise or to work on personal growth outside of a specific issue.
Where is your office located?
My office is wherever you are! I provide online therapy by only. This super convenient setup means no commute time and easier access to the care you need. I am able to provide services to anyone located in the states of Colorado, Florida, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
What is online therapy?
Online therapy, also known as telehealth, refers to sessions that are conducted via an online, HIPAA secure, video platform. You can access sessions anywhere with internet access, using your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Online therapy is a great option to minimize commutes, allow you to access specialized care no matter how far you are from your provider, and not have to worry about childcare or extended time off work. I like to refer to online therapy as high-tech housecalls.
What are your hours?
I see clients by appointment only. Currently Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9am-2:30pm Central Time.
Do you take insurance?
I do not participate as an in-network provider for any insurance plans.
This decision is not one I made lightly and is motivated by my desire to protect your confidentiality and my ability to do what is best for you clinically. Insurance companies require me to assign you a diagnosis beginning at our first session. This diagnosis remains a permanent part of your medical record, so it is something to be considered quite seriously. Additionally, insurance companies often require records reviews and can obtain access to my private session notes. Given the sensitive nature of what we discuss in sessions, this is not something I am willing to do.
In addition to confidentiality concerns, insurance companies dictate the length and frequency of our sessions. This often hinders your recovery and can place unneeded pressures and constraints on our work.
I am happy to provide you with the needed documentation to seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have out of network benefits. You are also welcome to use your HSA/FSA account to cover the costs of our sessions.
What are your rates?
My current rate is $185/session.
1312 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
2121 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
1159 Wilmette Ave., Suite 225
Wilmette, IL 60091