What to expect
Starting the process of therapy can be a daunting task if you’ve never tried it. Rest assured, starting the process is often the hardest part. My goal is to create a safe environment where you feel comfortable to begin growth. Please be familiar with my biography before calling the office to schedule an appointment so that you can familiarize yourself with my approach to counseling. I do not offer complimentary initial sessions.
Length of session:
Each therapy session runs about 50 minutes, give or take. Depending on your insurance coverage, they can often dictate how many billable minutes are covered under your plan. I always aim to be upfront and direct as possible about keeping our appointment times within an hour unless we make other arrangements ahead of time.
Working with individuals, couples and families with unhealthy boundaries, sexual abuse and dysfunction, grief, trauma, eating disorders, disordered eating, anxiety, depression, as well as marital crisis including infidelity.
Fees and insurance:
My hourly rate for therapy is $100. I am in network with Anthem BCBS, United Healthcare, and Healthlink. Therapy falls under the behavioral health or mental health part of your insurance plan. The more you can find out on the front end the better. You will be responsible for any portion your insurance won’t cover. Always bring your card to the initial session. It is helpful to call the number on the back of your card (or go on the carrier’s website) before you come. Find out if you have a mental health annual deductible. Then ask if outpatient therapy requires preauthorization (it often doesn’t). Ask what your copay will be and if there is a limited or unlimited amount of sessions covered in a calendar year. The more you can do on the front end, the more time we can devote to actual therapy instead of insurance claim information. Please note that if you do not want a mental health diagnosis assigned to you, you will need to pay privately.
Appointments will be billed for no-shows or cancellations without 24 hour notice.
To schedule an appointment, please call the office at 314-607-6922, or use this link.