FREQUENTLY asked Questions

Who do you work with?

Our licensed clinicians provide teletherapy for individual adults who reside in Texas, Colorado, New Jersey, Florida, & Vermont. We specialize in working with people who experience anxiety and depression, challenges in stress management, professional burnout, cross-cultural adaptation, grief and loss, self-growth, life transitions, and chronic illness. 

How will I know if you are the right therapist for me?

The only way to know for sure is to come in for a session. Most people have a good sense of whether our clinician is the right professional to help them within the first two sessions. 

Do you provide in-person or online psychotherapy?

All psychotherapy sessions are conducted via a secure and easy-to-use telehealth platform (Guide). Established clients can also hold some sessions by telephone, if needed. We are not providing any in-person psychotherapy at this time.

Is teletherapy right for me?

Although there are many advantages of online counseling (it’s convenient, effective, keeps us safe from infectious diseases such as COVID-19), it’s not right for everyone. Teletherapy works best for those with mild to moderate symptoms (not people who are suicidal or in crisis), are comfortable using technology, and have a quiet and private place to have their sessions.

Do you accept insurance?

Some of our licensed clinicians are in-network with major health insurance plans such as Aetna, Cigna, & UnitedHealthcare. Some of our licensed clinicians do not take any insurance. Feel free to contact our clinicians directly to find out more.

What can I expect from therapy?

Once you have made a decision to see a therapist, you still might be apprehensive about the process. Many people feel nervous before their first appointment. Therapy is a shared journey; a shared process. And, although you and our licensed clinicians will travel together, it is ultimately your journey and you will make your own decisions. We do not have answers to all your concerns, but we do have the ability to listen carefully and will ask thoughtful questions. Your answers to these questions will help shape the direction of our work. You can expect to be respected. You can expect that we will offer opinions and suggestions from time to time but we will not tell you what to do.

What happens during the first session?

The initial session is the time for you to start to share your story, talk about your goals and what you would like to change. Another important aspect of the first session is deciding if we are a good fit. Does the therapist seem like someone you can trust? We are establishing a relationship that will become the foundation for working together. You will begin to figure out some goals; I will begin to figure out how to help you get there.

How long do appointments last?

Appointments are 50 minutes. This is the standard length of a psychotherapy session. If you are interested in a longer session (75 minutes) please contact me regarding availability and cost.

How often will we meet?

To begin, we will meet once a week. We find it’s important to gain some momentum in the beginning by meeting weekly or progress can stall out. Once some or all of your goals are met, meeting less often will make sense.

Should I use insurance or pay for therapy out of pocket?

There are important factors to consider when deciding whether to use insurance or pay for therapy out of pocket. We want to support you in making an informed decision.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing whether to use your insurance or self-pay for therapy services.

Using Insurance:

We understand the financial and personal commitment involved in therapy with or without insurance, and do not take the responsibility of your care lightly. If you have more questions as you are trying to choose between insurance versus private pay, please schedule a consultation with us below.

Do you prescribe medication?

No. Many of our clients find medication is helpful, but many of them also progress well in therapy without medication. If you want to be evaluated for psychiatric medication, either contact your primary care physician or a psychiatrist. If you are already taking medication, we can coordinate care with your doctor.