Frequently Asked Questions
What are your fees?
- Initial 15-20 minute phone consultation: free upon request
45-50 minute indvidual, parent, or family session: $125
Do you take insurance?
I am not accepting any insurance coverage as payment currently but am an out-of-network provider with most major insurance companies. I can provide you with a receipt that has all necessary information you will need to file a claim for partial reimbursement from your insurance company. I do accept HSA cards as payment.
How do I choose a therapist?
First, check that the therapist has all necessary licenses and credentials to ensure that they have all necessary skills, trainings, and relevant experience to help you and your family. Or get a referral by someone you know (or another professional) who can vouch for the therapist's credentials and helpfulness. Then schedule an initial consultation to see if they are a good match for you, not just in aligning with the therapeutic goals you want to set but also in personality. This may be a long-term relationship so make sure you feel heard and partnered from the very beginning! Remember, they may be the expert on child development, but you are the expert on your child.
What happens in therapy or coaching?
- Create a relationship built on understanding you (your child/family's) strengths, needs, history, challenges
Get to work! (provide resources, education, support, consultation, observation, homework, feedback, discussion)
Evaluate goals and set new goals if needed
How often do I need to come to therapy or coaching?
From the very beginning, you remain in control over your time in counseling. Deciding how often to come into counseling is something that you and your therapist do together, taking into consideration unique factors like the presenting issues you started with and the specific goals you want to attain. Many people find that weekly individual and family sessions are most effective at charting progress. Parent coaching sessions are often helpful on an every other week or once monthly basis where you can take home the tools and resources learned in session, try them out, and come back ready to adjust and learn more.
Do you have any resources for parents?