You Ask - I Answer
Have a question you’d like to ask? I’m committed to giving you the best care and experience I can. There’s no such thing as a bad question when it comes to mental health. Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.
DO YOU DO MORE GENERAL THERAPY?
Yes! I have experience working with teens, college students, couples, adoptees, and families through various issues. I love to work with clients who have grown up in a home with chemical dependency and/or abuse process trauma, learn a new way of navigating life, and develop healthy connections with other people.
DO YOU COLLABORATE WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS?
Yes, for eating disorder recovery I highly recommend we collaborate with a dietitian. Once you are ready, I can provide referrals or work together with someone you already see. A therapist and dietitian are an optimal support team in eating disorder recovery, and both have something different to offer the client. I also collaborate with doctors, physical therapists, coaches, and others in your support network.
DO YOU HAVE EVENINGS AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS?
Please contact me to find out my current availability. I do my best to find an evening spot for high school students and those who do not have the flexibility to meet during the day. I do not offer weekend appointments at this time.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
At this time I do not take insurance. You can pay with a flexible spending account, and I can provide you with superbills to submit with your insurance provider for possible out-of-network benefit reimbursement based on your insurance plan.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
My fee for a 50 min session and an intake session is $175. Longer or half sessions can be prorated according to this rate.
This fee includes collaboration with your other providers, letters and form completion, all email/text communications with and referrals for current clients, and up to a 25 minute monthly update call with parents or guardians of teen clients 17 years old and under.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
I want people to get the counseling they need and want; I reserve a select number of sliding scale fee slots for those unable to afford my full fee. Please inquire, and I may be able to negotiate my rate to something that would be more sustainable.
DO YOU OFFER CONSULTATIONS BEFORE I/WE COMMIT TO THERAPY?
Yes! I offer a free 20 min phone consultation. Following a consult call, if I'm able to accommodate your needs we can set up an intake session. An intake is a wonderful opportunity for us to meet, you to give me background info, I can answer questions and give feedback, and we can see if we would be a good fit to work together. An intake is also when I can make sure I will be the most beneficial person to assist you in your goals, and if necessary, I can provide referrals to other clinicians if I think they may be better suited for your particular issue.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COUNSELING FOR ATHLETES AND SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY?
In counseling, I work with clients struggling with eating disorders, post-sports career, body image, post-injury or loss, and anxiety and depression. I use many of the techniques that are also used in Sports Psychology such as regulating your system, thought management, and confidence-building, however, I can also support people who are experiencing distress at a clinical level and distress outside of sports, and develop and provide treatment planning.