Frequently Asked Questions
Addressing the most commonly asked questions about therapy services.
You'll find information on session lengths, payment details, and more.
How long are the sessions?
Sessions are 45-minutes long. Sessions begin promptly at our agreed upon time.
How often do we meet?
Therapy works best with a consistent schedule. We will agree on a day and time that works for both of us, and we will meet weekly. I don’t offer bi-weekly or monthly schedules.
What if I need to cancel a session?
Hey, we all have complicated lives and sometimes things come up that we can’t avoid. It is best NOT to cancel sessions – if at all possible – as this is disruptive to the process. However, I offer my patients the freedom to cancel a session, even up to the last minute at no charge to you. You get 4 of these “FREEBIES” per year. Additional cancellations will be billed at the full fee regardless of the reason for canceling.
Am I able to reschedule sessions?
It is important to maintain a regular schedule at a regular time. But, I am open to occasional reschedules, if I can accommodate it. This should be the exception, not the rule.
How long will I be in therapy?
There is no standard duration for therapy. Most patients find that a minimum of 8 - 12 months is needed to get to the root of what is concerning them. It really depends on you and the issues you are wanting to process. Some patients continue therapy for 2 - 3 years or more because they find it helpful and want to make lasting changes in their lives.
Which insurance do you accept?
I don’t participate in ANY insurance programs. This means that my patients pay me out-of-pocket. I provide a monthly “Superbill” which you can submit to your insurance for Out-Of-Network reimbursement. I do not submit claims on your behalf.
How often do I pay?
You will maintain a credit card on file that will be automatically charged our agreed upon fee after each session. You will receive an invoice showing that you have paid at the time of the transaction.
Can I switch between in-person and teletherapy?
You can certainly change from one to the other, but not on a regular basis. Stability is the key to successful therapy. Reasons for switching might include vacation or illness.
What do I talk about?
Therapy works best when you tell me what’s on your mind and how you’re feeling about what’s happening in your life. It doesn't matter what the topic is as long as you are sharing thoughts and feelings. We will have a dialogue, but you will do the bulk of the talking.