Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about our rates, cancellation policy, and what to expect from therapy.
How much do you charge?
No Insurance Accepted
Clients 18 and older
Talk Therapy: $150 per 50-minute session (Telehealth)
EMDR Sessions (Includes Talk Therapy): $225 per 50-minute session (Telehealth)
3-Hour EMDR Intensive: $1,000 (Telehealth)
Life Coaching: $225 per 50 minute session (Telehealth)
Do you accept insurance?
No, I do not accept any insurance. I will collect payment in full from you at the time of service. If you have a PPO-type plan and want to submit a claim for out-of-network reimbursement, I can give you a receipt to help facilitate any reimbursement you may be entitled to. Please note that submitting an insurance claim means I will need to give you a mental health diagnosis.
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 I am the right professional to help them within the first two sessions.
Do you provide in-person or online counseling?
At this time, counseling sessions are only conducted via a secure and easy-to-use Telehealth platform (similar to Zoom or Skype). We are not offering In-Person sessions. Established clients can also hold some sessions by telephone if needed.
Is online counseling 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. Online counseling (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, private place to have their sessions.
Who do you work with?
My expertise is in depression, anxiety and stress, codependency and people-pleasing, self-worth, life transitions, perfectionism, trauma, couples and marriage care.
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 I will travel together, it is ultimately your journey and you will make your own decisions. I do not have answers to all your concerns, but I 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 I will offer opinions and suggestions from time to time but I will not tell you what to do.
How long do appointments last?
Appointments are 50 minutes. This is the standard length of a counseling session. If you are interested in a longer session (75 minutes) please contact me regarding availability and pricing.
How often will we meet?
To begin, we will meet once a week. I 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.
What is your cancellation policy?
I require 24 hours notice of cancellation or you will need to pay for the appointment. An occasional exception may be made in the case of an emergency. It’s important that we meet consistently in order to make progress.
What theoretical approach do you use?
I pull from a variety of theories and techniques. I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques are often helpful for my clients.
Do you prescribe medication?
No, I am not a medical doctor. Many of my patients 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, I can coordinate care with your doctor.
Are there any issues or types of clients that you DON’T work with?
I only work with adults aged 18+ (I don’t work with children). I do not conduct child custody evaluations nor do I provide custody recommendations.
We offer a wide range of counseling that include Divorce Care, Family, Marriage, and Individual care. At this time, we are only offering Telehealth sessions.
Committed to Confidentiality
At The Deeper Journey, we take confidentiality very seriously because it is usually the one barrier that prevents many from seeking the proper help they need to in order to experience true freedom.