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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Counseling Services

How long will I commit to counseling?
Therapy is unique to the individual and can last anywhere from 8 weeks to 8 years. The number of sessions needed depends on a number of factors: the issues at hand, the amount of time a person would like to devote to the process, the frequency of visits and so forth. This is something that will be addressed in the first session when we discuss your goals for our time together.

What should I expect in counseling?
The first 3-4 sessions will focus on building trust and rapport, as well as learning more about your individual story. You and I will develop a plan that will ultimately lead to a more successful life path. Your plan will include at least 3 attainable goals and various coping strategies that are the most helpful for you. Sessions may vary from walking & talking, creative expression, mindfulness, or simply – you talk, I listen. You can expect short "homework assignments" that are meant to help you practice positive coping skills that will continue to serve you long after therapy has ended.  

How much will I invest in counseling sessions?
Each session lasts 60 minutes and includes one 15 minute phone check-in during the week at your request.
$120 – In Office
$120 – Virtual video/phone
*I understand that choosing the right therapist is not an easy task, which is why I provide a free 15-30 minute phone consultation for new clients.
**I offer a sliding scale for those who may have financial hardships such as single parents and students. These slots are typically open during the afternoon hours. I believe that everyone should have access to high quality care, thus we can work together to figure out what price works best. 

What are the advantages of paying out of pocket?

As a private pay client you will not have to be burdened with:

  • Insurance deciding the length of your treatment

  • Receiving a diagnosis that is pressured by insurance reimbursement

  • Loss of confidentiality due to insurance auditing your records

  • Cookie cutter treatment based on insurance preferences

What types of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, checks, and major credit cards. Payment is due at the time of the visit unless other arrangements have been made. I require 24 hour advance cancellation notice, or you will be billed for the missed session.

When are your hours?
I am available by appointment, please call  or email for further information about scheduling.

Is everything I talk about in session private and confidential?
Everything you share in session is confidential with three exceptions:

1. If you tell me you are going to cause bodily harm to another person, I must inform that person as well as inform the police in order to secure his or her safety.

2. If you tell me you are going to cause physical harm to yourself or to kill yourself, I will work with you to find a way to keep you safe, but must call the police if you are unwilling to do so.

3. If you inform me of abuse or neglect to a child or vulnerable adult, it must be reported to the Abuse Hotline immediately and will be given to the appropriate agency to investigate.

*Outside of these situations, your identity and everything you share in session will remain private.

 

Coaching Services

How long will I commit to coaching?

Coaching is typically a process that has a specific start and end period. The average coaching process will last between 3-6 months, depending on your needs. I have a one month minimum commitment to ensure we both have enough time to put in some real work and start to see some results. If you are not satisfied after the first session, the unused portion of your payment will be refunded, minus a processing fee if you paid with a card. 

Coaching Packages

 

LEARN Package

We will focus on understanding your needs and wants. At the end of our 4 sessions, you will have a clear understanding of the changes necessary to help you achieve your goals.

 

Includes:

- All sessions are 60 minutes (your choice of face-to-face, video or phone)

-(1) mid-week check in via email or text after each session

-Lifetime access to group social events (includes free entry + drink ticket)

-Instant access to Relationship Ready social groups

 

GROW Package

We will focus on understanding your needs & wants, setting goals and making actionable changes to help you achieve those goals. At the end of your 12 sessions, you will have experienced positive growth in the areas of your life that were previously unfulfilling.

 

Includes:

-All sessions are 60 minutes (your choice of face-to-face, video or phone)

-(1) mid-week check in via email or text after each session

-(1) 15 minute phone check in after each session

-Lifetime access to group social events (includes free entry + drink ticket)

-Instant access to Relationship Ready social groups

 

 

TRANSFORM Package

We will work on understanding your needs & wants, setting actionable goals, and shifting your view on life. At the end of your 24 sessions, you will walk away a different person than when you started. You will view life through a much more positive lens, and you will live your life with Love, Purpose & Power!

 

Includes:

- All sessions are 60 minutes (your choice of face-to-face, video or phone)

-(1) 15 minute phone check-in after each session

-Unlimited text from you with a response from coach within 24hrs

-Lifetime access to group social events (includes free entry + drink ticket)

-Instant access to Relationship Ready social groups

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