Individual Therapy: I work with individuals that are struggling with Impostor Syndrome. Often times, we aren't conscious of the negative thinking patterns we have that lead to false perceptions of self and unhealthy negative emotions. I teach you how to challenge irrational beliefs and reduce depressive or anxious feelings, leading to improved self-esteem, self-worth, self-confidence, and an overall more positive and realistic self-perception.
Couples Therapy: My work with couples is designed to create a foundation of healthy communication that leads to a clearer expression of their needs and expectations. Therefore, I focus on providing premarital counseling and working with couples that have been married a short time.
Teletherapy: Teletherapy has been shown to be as effective as psychotherapy done face-to-face. For some individuals (e.g., Social Anxiety Bisorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, distance, convenience, etc.), therapist may determine that telephone or video therapy (Skype or Doxy.me) sessions are appropriate. Discuss these options with Therapist at the beginning of treatment to determine if this would be a good fit.
Payment Options: Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, checks, major credit cards (Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover etc.), PayPal, or Venmo. Additionally, you can use funds from your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for services. I am not “in-network” with any insurance company, however, if you have a PPO plan, there is a good chance that your insurance will provide some compensation for "out-of-network" providers. I am happy to provide you with a statement (Superbill), which you can submit to the third-party of your choice to seek reimbursement of fees already paid. If you are interested in working with me and feel that you would like your insurance to reimburse you for some or all of your costs, you will need to contact your insurance company to determine your coverage for reimbursement. Some questions you should ask:
Do I need a referral from a physician before I can get therapy?
Does my insurance cover a provider outside of network?
What is my deductible that must be met first?
How much will my plan cover for each session? (Please note that this may be a specific dollar amount or percentage of the fee)
Is there a limit for number of sessions per year or on amount of fees per year?
Privacy Considerations: If you are considering using your insurance to pay for all or some of your therapy, there are certain additional considerations you should understand. I am committed to doing everything possible to maintain confidentiality in working with you. However, when you choose to pay for your own therapy rather than going through your insurance company, you maintain greater control over your treatment and privacy. Insurance companies require a mental illness diagnosis in order to process and reimburse claims. Some companies also want additional personal information and/or treatment progress reports to determine fee payment, length of treatment, etc. Additionally, it is possible that this personal information, including your diagnosis, will remain in your medical history and might affect later access to health or disability coverage, even after you've made progress and no longer need therapy.
Cancellation Policy: You are responsible for payment of the agreed upon fee for any missed session(s). You are also responsible for payment of the agreed upon fee for any session(s) for which you failed to give at least 24-hour notice of cancellation.