Q & A
You have questions, I have answers
No, I do not accept insurance, and let me tell you why. Insurance companies require that everyone has a diagnosis, leaving it up to them to decide what they deem as “necessary” for therapy. Sometimes life just gets hard and it doesn’t always need a formal diagnosis ( although they can be helpful at times). Personally, I do not feel comfortable selecting any diagnosis after meeting with you one time. I want to get to know you, get to the source of your concerns and patterns you have picked up along the way, and THEN we can discuss if a diagnosis is needed, and accepting insurance does not allow me to do that.
I understand that therapy can be expensive, so I am more than happy to provide superbills that you can submit to your insurance company to potentially receive partial or full reimbursement. Check with your insurance company to see if they accept superbills as part of your out of network benefits.
This call gives you a chance to feel extra sure about your decision. In a free 15 minute consultation, we will get to know each other a bit more and you can ask me any questions that you may have. After we determine that we are a good fit we will schedule our first initial session.
I would love to work with you but unfortunately no. My license only allows me to practice within the state of Georgia. However, if you are seeking graduate school consulting, workshops/presentations you can be anywhere in the world!
The first session, usually called the intake, will last 90 minutes. In this longer session we will start to do a deep dive into what has essentially made you – You! We will explore what goals you want to work towards and measure how it will look like when you have gotten there.
I ask that if you are not able to attend a session, please let me know 24 hours in advance. If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance or do not show up for your appointment, you will be charged for the full rate of the session.
Research says yes but that is not the only reason. Online therapy can be so powerful. Sometimes being in your own space can create a comfort filled environment where you can be the most vulnerable and open. I always encourage clients to bring a nice warm drink, cover up with a blanket, shoot even wear their favorite pajamas.
Some additional benefits are:
- Being able to do therapy from the comfort of your own home
- No commute time
- Location will no longer be an issue, you can see me from wherever you are (as long as it is in Georgia)
- As long as there is a quiet confidential space, you can have your therapy session.
I work from the whole person meaning… I incorporate many interventions to meet you where you are. I don’t use a fully structured method because I understand that humans are complex beings and what worked for one person may not work for someone else. I get to know you and how you work best so that I can tailor sessions to fit your goals and your personality.
More than likely you are trying to undue ___ (insert how old you are) years of patterns, behaviors, perspectives and thoughts. In the beginning sessions, we are in the hardcore process of uncovering these patterns and unlearning things that no longer serve you. Because of this, I recommend meeting no less than 2 times a month when we first start. This gives us a chance to process through past experiences and makes it easier to remember and apply the tools and strategies that we talked about.