Answers to Common Questions
Do you only work with entrepreneurs and creative types?
Not at all! I enjoy working with a wide variety of folks. I routinely refer out inquiries for children but other than that I would love to talk about how I might help. If we decide that I’m not a good fit I am happy to help connect you with one of the many excellent clinicians in town.
What is the first appointment like?
Every situation is unique but the initial appointment generally involves a lot of information gathering as I try to get a good picture of the best way to help. I tend to be fairly engaged in the process so if you are expecting me to just sit there and nod thoughtfully you might be surprised. Depending on your situation, I generally try to offer some suggestions for gaining some short-term relief towards the end of our initial appointment. If we both agree to move forward, we’ll also discuss logistics such as scheduling and frequency of future appointments.
How much do you charge?
My fee is $150 per counseling appointment. I am currently in-network with some Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plans (I am out-of-network with the BCBS plan for Texas state employees). Please contact your insurance plan to determine your actual coverage and benefits prior to making an appointment. You may also inquire about out-of-network benefits as many policies offer partial reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses. In addition, I am able to accept payments via health savings accounts. Payments can be made at the time of service with cash, check or card.
I set aside 10% of my weekly appointments for reduced rate clients and typically have a waiting list for this option. I am not able to provide services free of charge.
What kinds of things do people see you for?
A few of the things I can help with include:
- Attachment issues
- Symptoms related to anxiety
- Symptoms related to depression
- Family, work or romantic relationship issues
- General life dissatisfaction, feeling stuck or unfulfilled
- Development of healthy habits and goals
- Career transitions
I tend to refer clients under the age of 12 or clients with significant substance abuse issues to clinicians who specialize in working with those populations.
How do I make an appointment?
To set up a time to meet, give me a call or contact me below. I can typically return phone calls with 24 hours during the work week. Emails typically receive a same day response. When contacting me for an appointment, please let me know a few ideal days and times that would work for you. I will try my best to accommodate your schedule although I often have a waiting list for appointments around the lunch hour and between 5 and 7 in the evening. I am not available on weekends or after 7:00 p.m.
How long will I need counseling?
How long you will be in counseling is completely up to you; everyone is different. I have clients who come every week for years because they value the time even when they are not necessarily in crisis. Others come for a brief amount of time and then stop coming when they feel they have accomplished their goals. Frequency of visits and duration of treatment is something I tend to touch base about on a fairly regular basis.