Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

There are so many questions that can arise when you are starting therapy, these are just a few of the most common.

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Why Teletherapy?

There can be many barriers when attending therapy such as time, gas, missed work etc. Teletherapy helps reduce the time and energy spent pursuing therapeutic services. Additionally, teletherapy allows me to reach more people who may not have access to therapists due to geographic barriers.

What can I expect from therapy?

  • 15 minute phone consultation will give general information about your concern that has you considering counseling. If this is a concern that I am able to help you with, I will then schedule you for a 75-90 minute intake assessment and forms will be sent to you to begin filling out. 

  • Intake session: during the intake session, all of the paperwork that was sent to you will be reviewed and a full in-depth assessment will be completed. Upon completion of the assessment, it will be discussed in full if therapy with me will be helpful and within my scope. If not, I will provide referrals to qualified professionals. If I am able to assist with your concern, we will collaborate to develop a treatment plan, a guideline of goals and steps to help guide us in working with your concern.

  • Subsequent sessions: Begin actively working on your concerns and needs. 

  • Discharge planning begins in the first session. Depending on needs and agreed upon treatment, discharge will be a brief topic of discussion in every session. Therapy is surprisingly hard to terminate and I would like to ensure that you are prepared as possible. 

  • Follow up appointments can be scheduled at the following intervals, 3 month, 6 month mark, and one year to see how you are doing upon completion of therapy. 

Do you accept insurance?

No. I have decided not to accept insurance. However, I can and will provide you with a superbill upon request for insurance claim submission. Keep in mind that I make no guarantees that you will be reimbursed by your insurance company.

Do I need any special equipment for teletherapy?

You will only need a internet access, a webcam and a microphone. Earbuds that plug into your computer will work just fine.

Why do I have to provide my location during each session?

This is a safety precaution. Therapy can be difficult and I need to know that in the event of a crisis, I know where to send help to you.

Why do I have to provide an emergency contact at each session?

Again, therapy can be tough, if there is a crisis, there needs to be a person who can be called during the session to provide support at your physical location until the crisis has been resolved.

I completed the free consultation, are you my therapist?

No. The free consultation does not constitute a therapist/client relationship between you and I. An intake session has to be completed first and you will sign an Informed Consent prior to this relationship being solidified.

What if you can’t help me?

I will provide you with several referrals to other therapists based on our discussions that may be better able to assist you. I want this to be a good experience for you and that means you need to have a good fit with your therapist.

Do you offer text or email therapy?

No. I only offer video therapy. I want this experience to be as “real” as possible for both of us.

What payment options do you accept?

Credit/Debit cards only. I ask that you keep a card on file with me and I will run the card at the end of the session. I will have you sign consent for your card to be kept on file.

What is your cancellation policy?

24 hours in advance. I understand that emergencies arise but it is important for you to keep your appointments as scheduled. These sessions are for you to improve your self and that is extremely important and cannot be done if you do not attend. If you cancel with less than 24 hours, you may be subject to paying the full rate for the session. This policy is addressed in detail in the Informed Consent.