Are you accepting new clients?
I am accepting new clients. I have evening and Saturday morning appointments available.
How long is a session?
Typically, sessions are 45 to 50 minutes long. I offer longer sessions to individuals and families that are in crisis and need more time.
How often will I see you?
I typically meet with my clients weekly. Some clients are seen twice a week for more intensive sessions, or less frequently, depending on the need.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.
What insurance plans do you take?
I currently accept Victim of Crime Compensation (VOC) or MHN.
How do I make an appointment?
Who do you see in your private practice?
I work with individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families. Common reasons for engaging in services include: depression, anxiety, child behavior problems, stress, phase of life, Christian counseling, and relationship problems.
What are your therapeutic specialties?
I specialize in providing trauma therapy for children and adolescents utilizing the evidenced-based practice called Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This treatment is appropriate for children who have experienced trauma recently or in the past and continue to experience undesirable symptoms (i.e. anxiety, depression, behavior issues) as a result. TFCBT can also be modified to treat adults who have been exposed to trauma. I have also been trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) which is another evidenced-based practice used to improve behavior problems in children under 8 y/o. Facets of this treatment can also be adapted for use with older children. Click on the links below to find out more about these modalities.
How does your Christian faith impact your counseling services?
As a therapist who identifies as Christian, I understand the importance of faith, religion, and spirituality. I welcome clients of all spiritual and religious backgrounds, as well as people who consider themselves spiritual but not religious. It is also important to know that treatment will never be hindered if you have no interest in integrating faith or religion in your sessions.
What if I still don't know if counseling is for me?
I offer a free 15 minute consultation to help you make this decision. Counseling is a commitment to making your life better. It can feel overwhelming to find someone to trust. After the first session, if you feel that you may need another therapist, I will provide you referrals. You are not obligated to continue with me. I want to see you succeed.
What is your fee?
My full fee is $120 per 50-minute individual session, and $150 for an 80-minute family session. Please ask about my sliding scale rates. My fee is paid directly by you to me at the beginning of each session. Rates for family sessions vary slightly.