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FAQs

You Ask - I Answer

 

Are you currently accepting new clients?

I am currently on a waitlist for new clients with appointments opening up about 4 to 6 months after being placed on my list. To be placed on my waitlist, please reach out to me via the "Contact" page! Once I have available appointments, I will reach out to see if you would still like to schedule. I can also provide a list of therapists who may have sooner availability.

How long does each therapy session take?

The length of a session is tailored to your needs. Typically, therapy sessions are between 45 to 50 minutes.

Sessions over 53 minutes (oddly specific, I know) are also available and charged at a higher rate ($120 per session).

Do you prescribe medications?

I am not a doctor and cannot prescribe medications or provide medical advice. I am trained as a medication assisted treatment specialist, meaning that I understand the role of medication in substance use recovery and am not opposed to individuals being on life medications, such as buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone. I can help clients find a psychiatrist or other medical professional to prescribe medications.

What are your hours?

I am not a great morning person and my appointments are generally between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and 10:00am to 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. I do not see clients on Sunday and Monday.

Do you accept insurance?

At this time, I am an in-network provider with Cigna, United Healthcare, Anthem, and Aetna. I am currently not able to accept Medicaid and Medicare plans. 


If I am not in-network with your insurance provider, I can provide a superbill at the end of session. You can submit this to your insurance provider for reimbursement based on your plan.

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

At this time, I do not offer sliding scale fees. I am able to adjust the length of a session to accommodate your financial needs and make referrals to other providers who offer sliding scale fees or accept insurance plans that I do not.

What are your COVID-19 policies?

Great question! I follow CDC and county regulations for managing the spread of COVID-19. I am fully vaccinated and require that individuals wanting in-person sessions also be fully vaccinated. I am happy to provide proof of vaccination and have this posted in my office.


If for any reason you are unvaccinated, telehealth sessions are available. 

What's up with amethyst?

Amethyst is a quartz stone that has been associated with many positive benefits for centuries such as sobriety, inner peace, healing, positive change, stress relief, and spiritual connection. It is also really pretty! I do not offer crystal healing and honestly do not know very much about crystals other than that they look cool.

What about the hummingbird?

I am a huge fan of birds and hummingbirds hold a special meaning to me. They symbolize freedom, happiness, and overcoming adversity. And they are ridiculously cute.