Frequently Asked Questions
Q & A
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
At this time, I am full but am keeping a waitlist to reach out to potential clients. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to be added to a wait list for in-person or telehealth sessions that may open up in the future. Thank you!
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I am in-network with several insurances and am accepting the following at this time: United Healthcare, Oscar, and Aetna insurance plans.
HOW MUCH DO SESSIONS COST FOR SELF-PAY CLIENTS?
My fee is $150 per session. Payment is expected at the time of service and your credit card will be charged at the end of our session.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN MY INITIAL SESSION?
During our first session, I will review intake paperwork that includes consent for treatment, cancellation policies, and your right to confidentiality during our sessions. I will collect some history to get to know you better, discuss why you have sought therapy, and we will both decide together on next steps as we formulate therapeutic goals we would like to accomplish.
HOW LONG ARE OUR SESSIONS?
The initial session will take approximately 60 minutes. Each session after that will last between 45-60 minutes, depending on your need. Sessions can be done on a weekly basis or once every two weeks until you reach your therapeutic goals.
DOES THERAPY WORK?
Yes, therapy can be helpful to anyone. Therapy allows you to learn new tools and techniques to utilize in your daily life and help you overcome your challenges. Therapy takes commitment and you have to be ready to be open to new perspectives and challenge yourself to break old habits and learn new skills in place of them. It takes both the therapist and the client to work with one another and sometimes that spark may not always come naturally and that's ok. I recognize that it can take a few sessions to build a trusting relationship. I do recognize that in some cases, therapy alone is not enough and other treatment options are needed.
DO YOU PRESCRIBE MEDICATION?
No, I do not prescribe medication. If after a few sessions we determine you could benefit from medication to help manage overwhelming symptoms, then I can refer you to a psychiatrist for further evaluation for medication management.
CAN I STILL DO THERAPY IF I AM BEING PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS FOR MY SYMPTOMS?
Absolutely! It is important for me to be aware of any medications you are currently on or have been on in the past. During our sessions, I will ask about compliance and how effective they are for you. I may ask that a release of information be completed for your prescribing provider to allow us to collaborate as a team to better address your needs when appropriate. Please note that I would never make contact with your prescribing physician without discussing with you first and I would only do it if it was in your best interest.
DO YOU PRACTICE OUTSIDE OF FLORIDA?
No. I am only licensed to practice in the state of Florida. I do anticipate this to change later this year and will update this once this happens.