FAQ

When are you available for sessions?
I have appointment times currently available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. I also offer some Saturday sessions.

Do you offer phone or video sessions?
Yes, I am qualified to provide technology-assisted therapy to residents of Texas. Let me know if you think video or phone counseling may be of interest to you.

What is your rate for counseling sessions?
My rate for a standard 50-minute session is billed at $125 per hour. I offer longer sessions when appropriate and based on availability. Sessions longer than 50 minutes are pro-rated based on my standard $125 hourly fee. Payment is required at the end of each session, or you may choose to set up an automatic payment plan using a credit card. I accept all major credit cards, checks and cash, as well as HSA and FSA cards. If my regular rate would prevent you from obtaining counseling services, please let me know, as I do offer discounted services through Open Path. If you would like to learn more about affordable counseling options, click here. I can also provide you with a “super bill” document that you can send to your insurance company to request out-of-network reimbursement. I recommend that you contact your insurance company in advance of your appointment to verify your benefits coverage.

Do you take insurance?
While I do not take insurance as a direct form of payment, it is possible for your session to be covered by your personal insurance, partly or in full, under your “out-of-network” benefits.

If you would like to use your insurance for you counseling sessions, I can provide you with a Statement for Reimbursement form for you to submit directly to your insurance company for partial or full reimbursement. Please keep in mind that in order to use your insurance, I will have to give you a mental health diagnosis that will become part of your permanent medical record.

Some insurance companies do not provide coverage for counseling, so be sure to contact your insurance provider to ask if you have “out-of-network” coverage for counseling sessions.

What will my first session be like?
For our first session, I want to hear your concerns, hopes, and expectations for counseling and spend a little time getting to know each other so that we can determine if we think we are a good fit. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about informed consent or any other relevant questions or concerns that you may have about taking this important step in your life. If you decide to move forward with our counseling relationship, based on the information you provide, we will begin the process of clarifying a goal (or goals) for counseling and talk about how often we think we should meet to make good progress on your goals.

How does counseling work?
We will work collaboratively to identify the strategies and approaches that are the best fit for you as an individual and that make use of the strengths that you already have as you develop additional strengths and skills. Your specific goals may also influence the type of
strategy that we create together. Following are some examples of possible counseling goals:

• Optimize your areas of your life that are already going well
• Decrease or manage unwanted thoughts or behaviors
• Develop greater self-awareness and self-compassion
• Create and establish healthy boundaries in relationships
• Build more effective and healthy communication skills
• Explore your beliefs about yourself and others
• Explore your spirituality