I believe therapy is a financial investment in your personal growth and well-being.
As a brief, solutions-focused therapist, I focus on my clients’ goals. Most of my clients benefit from a short-term treatment approach (usually around 12-16 sessions). A few ways that I am able to help you see results in such a short period of time is by:
Coming up with objective and measurable goals at the onset of therapy.
Administering questionnaires to measure progress over time so that you can see improvement.
Checking in on a regular basis to ensure that you feel your needs are being met and that we’re getting to the root of the problem.
For Individuals (In-person and online rates):
Initial Intake Appointment (75 minutes): $120
Standard 55-minute Individual session: $100
Using insurance can be an option that makes therapy more affordable. When using insurance benefits, the cost of per session can vary widely depending on your specific insurance plan. I am happy to help by checking your benefits so you know your financial responsibility prior to your first session.
I am considered an in-network provider for the following plans:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health
If I am not in network for your health insurance plan, you may be able to use out of network benefits for mental health services, which may be covered in part or in full depending on your current health insurance provider. While you are responsible for full payment of your sessions, I will provide you with a receipt (or superbill) each month that you can file with your insurance for possible reimbursement. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for out-of-network mental health services.
When an insurance company helps to pay for a medical service, they can have a say in some decisions about your care. For therapy, this can mean an insurance company may determine:
Length of therapy sessions
Frequency of therapy sessions
Total number of sessions
**Please note that not all insurance companies provide coverage for online therapy, so you will need to check with your insurance carrier if you are wanting to use your benefits to cover a portion of online therapy sessions.**
Questions you may ask your provider:
Do I have out of network mental health coverage?
Do I have a separate yearly deductible for mental health or is it included in my medical deductible?
What is my deductible? Has it been met?
How many sessions per year am I eligible for with coverage?
What is the cap in the amount of money expended per year?
If you do not wish to use insurance and the cost of counseling seems to be out of reach, I offer a few sliding scale spots per week. This means I am willing to negotiate my fee with you to help our work together become more accessible for you. Please call and I would be happy to talk more about this with you.
The benefit of not using your insurance is that therapy is fully your own; it will be determined by you and me with no restrictions from your insurance company.
Do You See Couples or Families?
I take a holistic approach when working with clients, which can mean involving those who are closest to you. If you are interested in inviting your partner and/or family member(s) to come for a session, you and I will discuss what this might look like before moving forward.
How Long Does Therapy Last?
Therapy is an individual experience. I consider myself a brief therapist; giving you what you need so you can use those tools to live the life you want. Most of my clients are able to see progress within months, and many come back for "boosters" or as new situations arise.
Are You A Christian Counselor?
While I do not advertise myself as a Christian counselor, I am open to discussing your religion and spiritual beliefs as it is not uncommon for these issues to come up during a loss. If you don’t consider yourself spiritual or religious, this is also a safe space for you.
What Happens During the Phone Consultation?
During your no-obligation free phone consultation, I will ask you some preliminary questions as a way of getting to know you and your reasons for seeking therapy. These questions might include:
What concerns bring you to therapy at this time?
Have you been in therapy before? If so, what was most helpful or problematic about the experience?
What are you hoping to experience, accomplish, or discover in therapy?
How long do you expect to come for therapy?
I also encourage you to ask me questions during this time to help you determine if we will be a good a fit.
How Does this Work?
Once you have made your appointment, you will be asked to complete a few forms before our first meeting. I make it as easy as possible by having these forms on a secure online client portal. These forms ask basic information about your:
Telephone, email and address information
Emergency contact’s telephone, email and address information
Prior experience in psychotherapy
History of drug and alcohol use, if any
History of trauma, if any
Initial goals for therapy
If you currently being seen by a psychiatrist or other health care professional, I may also ask you to complete a Release of Information. It is your choice whether to consent.
The Intake appointment is one of the first ways I get to know you better and learn about your reasons for seeking therapy. Some things you can expect in an intake appointment:
A thorough review of your intake paperwork.
A detailed assessment where we’ll talk more about:
what brought you to therapy
your personal and family history
how your concerns began and have evolved over time
what you want to work on
Creation of an individualized treatment plan that includes what you want to work on and mutually identified goals to help you get there.