Do you take insurance? And if I do have insurance, do I have to use it or can I self-pay?
At this time, I accept self-pay clients as well as am an in-network provider with BlueCross Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and PAI. Even if you have benefits with the providers I am in-network with, you have the right to opt out of using your benefits. If you would like to know more about this, my rates, and/or learn about the benefits of self-pay vs. insurance, find out more here: Rates and Insurance
How long will I have to come to therapy to see progress?
Ah, the famous question. Progress is dependent on so many factors and really depends on each individual. I know, probably not the answer that you want to hear. What I recommend to most is that you start out seeing me on a bi-weekly (or weekly when available) basis and then as we collaboratively agree that you are making progress on your goals, we taper off to monthly or “as needed” appointments.
I see you have experience working with addiction and recovery. Are you a 12-step based addictions counselor?
I am not affiliated with a 12-step based therapy technique. I believe that 12-step based practices are extremely efficient for so many people and have saved many people’s lives through the organizations’ support, although I hold the view that there are many approaches to how one can live a life in recovery from addiction.
What is the process of scheduling an appointment, and what should I expect when working with you?
This part is super easy. The first step is to schedule your free phone consultation
Your appointment request gets sent directly to me, then I confirm and send you a brief questionnaire (takes like, 1 minute to complete) so that I can be prepared for our phone chat. If we feel like it’s a good fit, I can usually schedule your first appointment right over the phone.
Working with me includes 50-minute counseling sessions in addition to access to an online, confidential client portal giving you 24/7 access to change appointments, schedule new appointments, and get in touch with me in an easy, convenient way.