Frequently Asked Questions
I’m interested in therapy but I have a few questions. Can I talk to you before setting up an appointment?
Absolutely! I offer a free 20 minute consultation to get to know each other and address questions.
What is an intake assessment?
Therapy starts with an intake assessment. I like to focus on getting to know you and what’s bringing you into therapy. This is a great opportunity to explore how I can help you and identify if we could be a good fit in working together. As this should never be one-sided, this session is also a great time to ask me questions about my approach, expectations, or anything related to the therapy process. I encourage questions! Next, we’ll spend time identifying your goals for therapy to better understand what you would like to work on in therapy.
What should I expect in a typical session?
Each session is typically 45-55 minutes. You can expect to receive support, open communication, and a safe space to share your experience without judgment. You can expect to receive feedback from an objective perspective and encouragement to think in new ways that support your goals.
I’ll start the session by checking in on updates from the past week and topics that you want to explore in session. We’ll work together to understand the experiences that have brought you here and recognize how you would like to see change or improve your current situation. We’ll move into how you can put this change into practice in your everyday life.
What is your cancellation policy?
Similar to that of most providers, I require 24-hour notice for cancellation.
If you are unable to attend the session without canceling or cancel late, there will be a $100 late fee for the session.
What payments do you accept and when do I pay?
I accept debit cards, credit cards, and health savings accounts. I do not accept cash or checks. Payment is due at the beginning of session.
Do you offer a sliding scale?
Yes! I offer a couple of sliding scale slots that are first come, first serve. Please inquire for information and availability if you are interested in learning more.
Do you prescribe medication?
I do not prescribe medication; however, I welcome clients that are interested in medication to assist with managing their mental health needs. If you are thinking about starting medication, I am happy to help you get connected with a psychiatric provider in the area.