session fees

Like most specialty providers, I am not in-network with any insurance plans. Paying out-of-pocket is a great option for people who want maximum privacy, confidentiality, and flexibility.

A great option to fund treatment is to use out-of-network insurance benefits. Check out the FAQ section below for more details.

Please know at this time, I am only providing services online (via a virtual video platform) for clients located in the state of Florida.

frequently asked questions

We are not in network with any insurance companies. In order to ensure the privacy of your personal health information, we work independent from insurance companies who require your therapists to select a diagnosis and turn over client personal health information in order to reimburse for services. These diagnoses are usually unbeknownst to clients and can stay on a medical record permanently as a preexisting illness.

Another great option to fund treatment is to use out-of-network benefits. I am able to accept pre-tax funds from an HSA or FSA account. I can also provide a Superbill for out-of-network reimbursement (you are responsible for payment upfront at the time of session).

Using pre-tax dollars to fund therapy means you will receive services at discounted cost based on your tax rate (i.e. if you normally pay 30% of your income to taxes, you effectively receive counseling services 30% off).

Here are some questions you can ask the Member Services department of your insurance company:

  • Do I have out-of-network outpatient mental health coverage? Am I able to use these benefits for telehealth?
  • What is my out-of-network deductible?
  • How much of my deductible has been met this year?
  • Do I need a referral from an in-network provider to see someone out-of-network?
  • What percentage of outpatient psychotherapy sessions are covered per session?
  • How much will I be reimbursed for a 50 minute psychotherapy session?
  • How do I submit claim forms for reimbursement?
  • How long does it take for me to receive reimbursement?

Alternatively, I maintain a limited number of reduced fee sliding scale slots on an on-going basis (currently my sliding scale spots are full).

Therapy services can be a significant investment for clients paying out-of-pocket. While you are billed for your 50-minute sessions, behind the scenes the therapist spends much more time working on your case- this includes tasks like the intake process, ongoing paperwork and documentation, continuing education, and consultation with other providers about cases. All of these tasks are completed in order to provide our clients with the highest level of care possible and are reflected in the set fees.

Depending on your specific situation and therapeutic goals, therapy typically requires a commitment of about 12-20 sessions to start seeing successful outcomes, though many clients choose to continue further for continued support, sometimes at a reduced cadence, depending on their preferences.

The outcomes of mental health treatment are promising and you can carry the benefits (e.g. self insight, emotion regulation, coping skills, healthy communication) with you for the rest of your life.

The reality is that most people would benefit from professional mental health services at some point in their lifetime. Life is full of changes, transitions, traumas, conflict, stress, grief, heartbreak, and more. If you grew up in the U.S., chances are that while you learned to memorize the quadratic equation and dissect & analyze the anatomy of a frog, you never were taught how to regulate or understand your own emotions or relationships.

Therapy is an excellent place to work with a trained professional to sort out your experiences, the way you view the world, and your relational dynamic patterns. Therapists can guide you to better understand yourself, to learn to regulate your emotions, and to create sustainable behavior change aligned with your values. If you feel stuck in an area of your life and are seeking deeper clarity and meaning, therapy could be a great option for you.

While you are interacting with a professional therapist, they are not only serving as an empathetic, non-judgmental figure of support for you, but they are assessing your early learnings and present patterns to consider your current dynamics, all while applying evidence-based therapeutic skills to facilitate your healing. Engaging with your personal social circles can be a healing experience, but a different one than a trained therapist will walk you through.

Before scheduling a therapy session, I do a free 15 minute intro call with all potential new clients. This gives us the chance to get to know each other. We’ll talk about:

  • Why you’re seeking therapy
  • I’ll tell you a bit about my approach
  • You can ask me any questions that I didn’t cover
  • We’ll talk about rates, scheduling, logistics, etc.

Schedule your call at the bottom of this page.

If we both decide we’re a good fit after our intro call, we’ll schedule our first therapy session. I’ll send you some forms to complete before the appointment.

I’ll also get you set up on my system where you will join the video calls each week. Working online is really convenient for clients and especially couples who have busy schedules- no commuting or sitting around in an awkward waiting room anymore!

I take a collaborative, non-judgmental, and relatable approach to therapy that will make getting started a bit easier.

During our first session or two, I’ll ask you a bunch of questions to get to know you and more about your life. I will listen to you without judgment. We will come up with goals together of what you hope to accomplish in therapy.

Over the course of therapy you’ll have the chance to vent, express yourself, gain perspective and new insights, learn to challenge your thoughts, receive feedback, and develop and practice new coping skills. If you’re working with a partner, you’ll be able to practice new communications kills too.

Some sessions therapy can be tough work, and sometimes it feels lighter. Either way, I am here to support you and will help you achieve the change and growth you are looking for.

I meet with the majority of my clients on a weekly basis. I ask that all new clients commit to meeting weekly, for at least the first 6-10 weeks. This will allow us to build momentum so you can start seeing progress.

I may recommend that we increase or decrease the frequency of sessions to best meet your needs.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this. The duration of counseling to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy.

I’ve had clients that have felt like the accomplished their goals in 4-6 months. I’ve also had clients that I see longer term because they benefit from ongoing support.

Couples coming into therapy with infidelity or trauma backgrounds should expect a longer timeframe (8-12 months) for therapy to be effective.

It’s completely understandable to have preferences on a provider based on factors like their age, gender, or marital status. These preferences usually come from a desire to be seen and understood by a therapist with whom you are sharing so much of your personal life. The sense of feeling seen and understood is extremely important part of therapeutic success.

With that being said, while a therapist is bringing their own humanity into sessions, a good provider is primarily drawing on evidence-based models of treatment in session, not on personal experience or opinion. Therapists are trained in skills to facilitate the rapport and trust needed to have successful outcomes in the models they work from.

For this reason, our intake process includes a free introductory call before scheduling an intake session. This call will give you a chance to assess whether you think the provider could be a good fit based on your interaction.

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