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FAQs

FAQs

You probably have a lot of questions, so I rounded up the ones that I am asked most often below:

Yes. I think it’s important for us to talk and get a feel for each other and see if we are a good fit. Sometimes, I have Clients that are better served by other colleagues specializing in specific issues and I am more than happy to help you find someone who can help.

If you are a new client, I require a free 20-minute phone consultation. Click on the “Schedule your free 20-minute phone consultation” button and I will guide you through the process of scheduling appointments once we determine if we are a good fit.

I do not accept insurance.

There are several reasons. First of all, it allows me to provide you with better service. I find that my Clients are more motivated to do the hard stuff and commit to the process.

Most insurance companies will cover a maximum amount of sessions and they require a diagnosis, which can make it difficult to obtain insurance in the future if there is an existing diagnosis on record.

We are able to keep your progress confidential, rather than reporting it to your insurance company.

I am at Concord on the Creek, which is West of Hillcrest and just South of I-635 on Hillcrest Plaza Drive. You can enter through the door to the left of main entrance to the building (as you are facing it). My office is the second one on the left. Click my name on the check-in monitor, and I will come to get you at your allotted time.

I am currently offering appointments Monday afternoon through Fridays, and will accept some appointments on Saturdays on an as-needed basis. All available appointments are on the calendar. Just remember that I do not accept appointments without a prior free phone consultation.

The cost for all individual sessions is $165 per session. I schedule full, 60-minute sessions for all of my clients.

I require an initial assessment session for all clients.

The initial session is $225 and lasts an hour and a half. During this time, we discuss what brings you in to therapy, go through medical, educational, employment, developmental, and psychological history as well as family and relationship dynamics. There may be some formal assessments included, depending on the individual. I also take the time to go over disclosure forms and what to expect going forward.

Couples sessions are $185 for a full, 60-minute session.
 

I am accepting clients ages 18+ for individual and couples.

Yes. Please schedule a 20-minute phone call with me. If we think we are a good fit and you would like to continue, I will provide instructions on how that works.

Life coaching is a more direct approach for individuals who are seeking help to meet outcomes that will help them become more successful in any and all areas of their lives. A life coach sets up short and long-term processes, clarifies goals, identifies obstacles and problematic behaviors, and creates action plans to assist in achieving desired results.

Counseling is a process in which people focus on issues and self-destructive habits that are causing them emotional pain. It focuses on introspection, analysis and taps into emotions and delves into the subconscious.

Both share many traits. Specifically, they are focused on helping people overcome issues and become successful and happy in their personal and professional life. I like to use a combination of the two in both life coaching and therapy, while taking each client’s unique problems and backgrounds into account.

I require a credit card on file in order to schedule your appointment. I accept Visa and Mastercard.  This can be used to pay for your sessions. I will accept cash or checks at the end of our sessions if you prefer not to have your card charged. A valid credit card must be on file in case of late cancellation or insufficient funds from a personal check. 

All credit card numbers are stored in a secure client portal.

I ask that cancellations be made 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. I understand that things happen and life gets in the way, and will consider extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

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