How do I know if this is the right fit for me?
I suggest coming in once and seeing how you feel. There is never any pressure to come back. I don't take it personally if it's not the right match.
What do I have to do?
To start - just show up. Meeting a stranger and sharing your life story with them can be intimidating. I get it. My job is to make you feel comfortable, knowing you are in a safe and confidential space. I am genuinely honored to have the opportunity to walk with you on this journey.
Therapy is an active process that requires your collaboration as we work toward meeting your goals. So please remain open and honest about your experiences. Recovery is a process that takes time. I ask that you trust the process; over time, you will notice that you are healing and growing.
How often will we meet?
This is up to you. I suggest scheduling every week or every other week in the beginning, but it is always your choice.
Do you take insurance?
I am in-network with Aetna, Optum, and United. My contract with BCBS is pending. Please email me to be notified of BCBS updates.
There are some things to consider when using insurance for counseling services. Insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis for every client, which becomes part of your permanent medical record. Parents of teens seeking services should especially consider not using insurance. Some clients choose not to utilize their insurance because mental health diagnoses can impact life/disability insurance approval and costs. Also, if you are involved in any legal proceedings, you may want to consider paying out of pocket.
If you decide to use your insurance, we can discuss your diagnosis and make sure you feel comfortable proceeding. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
What brought you to this profession?
Ten years ago, I had nearly given up on therapy. After several terrible experiences as a client, I no longer believed it had much to offer. At its worst, counseling can add to the pain someone is already in. But at its best, it can be life-changing. It can be the catalyst for profound growth in your life. So, I continued my search and finally found a therapist with the training and tools to help me identify the root of the issue and find the courage to change it. Now, I hope to be that person for others.
Any book recommendations?
US by Terrance Real
The Love Prescription by John & Julie Gottman
Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab
Why Won't You Apologize by Harriet Lerner
Fair Play by Eve Rodsky
Good Inside by Becky Kennedy