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Frequently Asked Questions


Is Therapy right for me?

Making the decision to start therapy is a sign of strength.  Its sign that you want to take control over your life, your emotions, and your relationships.

 

Seeking out therapy is an individual choice.  Working with a therapist can help provide support and new strategies for all types of life challenges.  Therapy addresses many types of issues, including depression, anxiety, conflict, stress management, body-image issues, and general  life transitions.

What can I expect from the first session?
Every session is unique and caters to each individual and their goals.  Clients usually express afterwords a relief of being able to express themselves unconditionally without being judged or blamed and just being heard and given options.  There are some things you can expect out of therapy:

  • Compassion, respect, and understanding
  • Strategies for enhancing positive changes in yourself


How often would I come in?
Most clients start weekly, especially the first few weeks.  My experience is that this provides the best success for creating and sustaining change in one’s life.

 

Do you work with children, including those with special needs?
Yes, I work with all children, ages 3 and above.  Both Sand Tray Therapy and Play Therapy are particularly effective techniques with children.

 

Do you do couples counseling?
Yes, I strive to help couples rebuild and improve communication, which is the key to successful relationships.


Do you accept insurance?

I currently take the following Insurances:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • TriCare / TriWest

Please contact your insurance company to verify out-of-network coverage, or please feel free to contact me to discuss your insurance situation.

Check your coverage carefully for answers to the following questions:

  • What are my mental health benefits
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy sessions?
  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
  • How much does my insurance pay for an out of network provider?

I can also help check your coverage for you, or discuss insurance options with you.

 

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