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
  • Set goals
  • 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?

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Karyn B. Purvis and David R. Cross and Wendy Lyons Sunshine The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment by Lisa Qualls and Dr. Karyn Purvis Parenting with Theraplay®: Understanding Attachment and How to Nurture a Closer Relationship with Your Child by Helen Rodwell and Vivien Norris Integrative Parenting: Strategies for Raising Children Affected by Attachment Trauma by Debra Wesselmann , Cathy Schweitzer , Stefanie Armstrong Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles: A Practical Guide by Miriam Silver The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive, by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain: An Inside-Out Guide to The Emerging Adolescent Mind, Ages 12 to 24, by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. Playful Parenting, by Lawrence J. Cohen The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears, by Lawrence J. Cohen I Love You Rituals, by Becky A. Bailey The Whole Parent: How To Become A Terrific Parent Even If You Didn’t Have One, by Debra Wesselmann Brain Development: Importance of engagement: Power of Play: Theraplay: Attachment: TBRI: