Frequently Asked Questions
My practice is completely online. I use technology that allows us to be face to face just like we were in an office. Many of my clients prefer meeting online because it allows them to meet in their space at times that are convenient for them.
Yes! Online Therapy (or TeleTherapy) has been shown to be just as effective as in-office therapy for people suffering from Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and many more. I you would like to read further about online therapy, please reach my article WHY CHOOSE TELETHERAPY?
In Georgia, I am an in-network provider with Anthem/BCBS, Aetna, and Cigna.
For other insurance companies in Georgia, and all insurance companies in Florida, Texas, and South Carolina, I am considered an "Out Of Network Provider."
Some clients are able to be reimbursed for Out-of-Network benefits. I provide these clients with a billing statement called a SuperBill that they can submit for reimbursement.
I prefer not to take insurance. Rather than focusing on the back-and-forth with insurance companies, I focus completely on providing the best possible care to my clients.
My rates are competitive with providers in various areas. Usually, they range between $70 and $100 per session for Individual therapy. Family Therapy ranges from $80 to $120 per session.
I do have a few Sliding Scale Fee Appointment slots.
Sessions typically last for fifty (50) minutes.
TeleTherapy either takes place on a phone or via a secure internet connection.
For phone sessions, it's just like talking to someone on the phone. Usually, an appointment time is set and I will call you at the selected time and we will have the session over the phone. Easy Peasy!
You will have to download Zoom to meet with me. Don't worry, it is easy because I will send an email with instructions. You can use your
- Smart Phone
to meet with me. It is really easy and the technology is very reliable.
Every person is unique. The number of times that you come to therapy really depends on what is going on and the work that we do. On average, my clients have seven (7) weekly sessions.
After seven (7) sessions, I will usually see my clients bi-weekly (every two weeks) for about three (3) sessions. I will then see them once a month for a session for about three more months. In total, that is about thirteen (13) sessions.
Please keep in mind, that this is the average. Some clients complete their work within six sessions, or even less.
I do not release information about our sessions unless you give me permission. I won't even acknowledge that you are a client unless you give me permission. Usually, permission is given in the form of a Release of Information (ROI) that you sign. You can revoke a ROI at any point.
There are a few special cases where I may need to violate confidentiality. Those are:
- Mandated Reporting Requirements: In all of the states that I am licensed, I am considered a "Mandated Reporter," meaning that by law, I have to report the following to the appropriate protective organization (Usually Child/Adult Protective Services):
- The Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation of a Child
- The Abuse Neglect or Exploitation of a Dependent Care Adult (Usually an adult that is intellectually impaired.
- You Tell Me Information That Leads Me to Believe That You Are Dangerous To Yourself: Meaning, I have a significant concern about your safety and well-being.
- You Tell Me Information That Leads Me To Believe You Are a Danger To Someone Else: Meaning I believe there is a significant threat to someone else that you may harm them.
The goal of therapy (overall) is to make sure you are living the life that you want and that it is fulfilling for you. I want to make sure you are safe.
These are extreme cases. In the event that I had to do one of the above things, I would only give the information necessary.
I accept credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover) and I use a program called Simple Practice. It is a very convenient and HIPPA-Secure Electronic Medical Records that gives my clients access to a portal. After sessions, I will charge the card that you have on file. Or, I can send you an invoice that you can pay. It is your preference, but most clients prefer that I charge their card directly.
My approach to working with clients is considered ecclectic, meaning I pull from a lot of different therapies to meet the needs of the clients and their specific issues. I target interventions specifically that match the client's preferences and abilities. Some of the modalities with which I am familiar and use frequently include: