Frequently Asked Questions
How long are therapy sessions?
The average duration of a therapy session is 60 to 90 minutes. However, it is up to you to determine the length of your session. I offer 60, 75, and 90-minute durations. 30 and 120-minute sessions are also available upon request. It is important that you choose a duration that best fits your schedule and meets your needs. It has been my experience that longer sessions are needed when two or more individuals participate in a session, such as couples or family therapy.
How often do I need to attend therapy?
Each client is different, so at the end of your assessment (first session), recommendations related to the frequency you attend sessions will be offered based on your situation/circumstances and goals. Again, the frequency you attend sessions is entirely up to you.
What do you charge for appointments?
My current rates are $125 for 60-minutes, $150 for 75-minutes, and $175 for 90-minutes. If three (3) or more sessions are purchased at one time, a 10% discount will be applied.
Why don't you accept health insurance?
Insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis for therapy sessions to be covered. I do not believe that all individuals seeking therapy need a diagnosis. Often times, we seek therapy to process challenges and situations in life that are temporary and not require the lifelong label that a diagnosis often brings.
Your privacy and confidentiality are limited when insurance is involved. Insurances legally, have access to all diagnoses, treatment plans, and progress notes. Additionally, health insurance companies keep a record of clients' diagnoses, which has the potential to be considered pre-existing. Pre-existing conditions often lead to higher insurance premiums, deductibles, and co-pays.
One size does not fit all. Insurance companies often dictate the number of sessions, duration, and which diagnoses they will pay. Most clients prefer an individualized approach, instead of being forced into a “cookie-cutter” model.
The above limitations set by insurances, make it challenging for me, as the therapist, to address and meet the needs of each client. This can impact the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist, but also clients’ overall progress in therapy. Therefore, practicing as a private pay provider, allows me more flexibility and time to provide individualized care that cater to the unique needs of my clients.