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So, how does this all work?2021-11-04T22:28:18+00:00

First, check out this whole site. There’s a lot of information here about me and my practice that will help you in understanding whether we are a good fit for each other.

I love to live, laugh, and learn, and in doing so, like to be forward and transparent. Therefore, I can state clearly that if you aren’t ready to take the deep dive into yourself, then I’m probably not the right therapist for you.

If you feel like my passion and the ideology of my methods are what you were looking for, then click on the “Book Your Appointment Now” button. You will receive several emails with instructions to complete some required paperwork (remember to check your junk mail folder too, just in case). Once you have completed all the initial steps, you will receive a confirmation for your first appointment; and away we’ll go.

What are your rates?2021-11-02T23:36:55+00:00

My rates for services are $200 per individual and $225 per marital/family, for a 50-minute therapy session. I do not work with a sliding scale.

Payment for services is an important part of any professional relationship. This is even more so in therapy, as one goal of treatment is to have clear relationships and boundaries, including clarification of each person’s duties and obligations.

I strongly hold the belief that the investment you make in yourself is never wasted.

Do you accept insurance?2021-11-02T23:37:42+00:00

The short answer is no, at least not directly. I’m what’s known as an “Out-of-Network” provider. This means that I can provide you with services, which you would pay for in full and up front, and you may get reimbursed by your insurance provider directly at a later date. Most insurance providers need you to submit a document called a “Super Bill”, which I can provide you, to show that you paid for and received services from a professional to be considered for reimbursement.

Please be aware that when using health insurance to pay for psychotherapy, parts of your mental health records and history must be made available to your insurance provider in order to facilitate a reimbursement. I highly recommend that you contact your insurance provider directly prior to starting services, in order to fully explore and understand the limits of your treatment, confidentiality, and payment reimbursement options.

How long will I be in therapy?2021-11-02T23:38:16+00:00

That’s a difficult question to answer, and honestly, there isn’t a one size fits all answer. Each individual person’s troubles are unique and can, and often do, require a unique blend of methods and tools in a customized treatment plan to see results. Many people begin to realize relief within about six months while others could take years. It has a lot to do with a handful of things; mostly about how complex your troubles are.

How can I be successful with my therapy?2021-11-02T23:39:08+00:00

There are a few really important components to seeing results:

1. Show up for yourself every week as scheduled. Yes, every week. It’s important to have consistency with your sessions to keep you moving toward your goals.

2. Be honest with yourself and me. Show up as your authentic self. There are times when it will hurt to revisit memories from your past, but it may also be necessary. When you realize where you’ve been, it becomes easier to see where you want to be. I will be there with you as your devoted listener, your mirror, and partner during the journey.

3. Be open and ready for change. If you’re doing your part, it’s inevitable that things will change.

What methods of therapy do you use?2021-11-02T23:39:28+00:00

As I mentioned earlier, there is no one size fits all when it comes to the needs of individuals. Since helping others in this fashion is my passion, I’ve become a lifelong learner of this science and art. Although I was traditionally trained in Eurocentric methods of talk therapy, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, I quickly found the injustices inherited in those systems. I, therefore, primarily focus on decolonized approaches, blended with various other powerful methods such as Brainspotting.

What is decolonized therapy?2021-11-02T23:39:37+00:00

Although not new, this approach focuses on healing folx from the dehumanizing effects of colonization, imperialism, state-sanctioned violence, and systemic oppression. It’s implemented when traditional therapies fail to consider the systemic discrimination and racial biases that commonly affect marginalized people from all over the world.

How will our sessions take place?2021-11-02T23:39:42+00:00

All sessions with me are currently held virtually. You will receive all the necessary information and instructions with the intake documents upon requesting your first appointment. For following appointments, you will receive a notification just prior to the appointment to log in to the session.

How do you accept payments?2021-11-02T23:39:47+00:00

I accept all major credit cards and use a system called IVY Pay. This is a commonly used system utilized by many therapists with private practices.

When you first request an appointment, you will receive a text (initiated by me) sent to you (from a seemingly random phone number) with instructions to register for an IVY Pay customer account. You only need to register once and you’ll be able to update your credit card information as needed.

Please be advised that there will be a $50 charge immediately upon registration to establish the account. The payment will be applied toward your first session. This portion must be completed 24 hours prior to your first session and is part of the initial required documentation for services.

How do I request an appointment as a returning client?2021-11-02T23:39:53+00:00

Click on any “Book Your Appointment Now!” button on any page, then select “Returning Client”.

Please be advised ~ If you’ve been out of therapy with me for six or more months, please use the “New Client” link when you click the ‘Book Your Appointment Now!” button. You will be required to complete all new intake documents.

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