FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?
You can call me directly at 512-843-2002, email me or submit a form. Whatever you feel most comfortable with! I do my best to make it clear when I'm full or accepting clients, but I WILL ALWAYS RESPOND TO INQUIRES, EVEN IF I'M NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I know how annoying it is to email a therapist and never get a response back (ugh!). If I am accepting new clients, we will then schedule a free 20-minute consultation call.
DO I NEED TO HAVE A PHONE CONSULTATION BEFORE SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes, and there are many reasons why I ask this! I want to make sure I would be an appropriate therapist for you, verify our availability matches, and discuss payment options. It's also important that you feel comfortable with me! Therapy is a relationship which requires openness, so a phone call gives you an idea in how we "vibe" together.
CAN I CHOOSE IN-PERSON SESSION INSTEAD OF VIRTUAL?
At this time, no. I am strictly seeing clients virtually. I use a HIPPA-compliant portal so sessions are private and secure. Anyone with reliable internet access and a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone would be able to utilize this feature.
WHAT TYPE OF CLIENTS DO YOU SEE?
My specialty areas includes those who have experienced trauma and adult children of unloving, dismissive, or invalidating parents. I also work with those who are experiencing anxiety or depression symptoms.
I am LGBTQ+ affirming and have no strong religious alliance, so many who align similarly tend to feel most comfortable with myself.
WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY?
I see clients Monday-Friday. Please note 4pm-6pm sessions fill up quickly and are not always available.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
50-60 min sessions: $135
This is the most common type of session.
80-90 min session: $185
For certain EMDR clients it can be very useful for longer session for more in-depth attachment or trauma work.
Therapy is a financial investment, and I want to be as transparent as possible about my rates. I reserve limited slots for sliding scale, which are not always available. If you are interested in a sliding scale, please ask.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I am considered an "Out-of-Network Provider” with most insurances. If you have Out-of-Network mental health benefits, your insurance company will likely reimburse you for therapy sessions.
How does that work? - You pay me in full at the end of each session with a card on file. I can provide you with monthly statements of services you received (called a ‘superbill’) to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
How do I find out if I have Out of Network Benefits? - Call your insurance provider. A 10 minute phone call is all it will take!
Ask & Write Down:
Do I have out of network routine behavioral health benefits?
Do my benefits cover virtual/telehealth sessions?
What is my deductible?
How much of my deductible have I already met this year?
How much (or what percentage) am I reimbursed for a routine behavioral health session? (If they ask – The typical CPT code is 90837)
Is there an “allowable amount” for behavioral healthcare?
Here is an article that explains this process a bit more and provides examples!