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FAQs

Do you accept insurance?

Currently, I do not accept any insurances. However, I can provide a superbill (i.e. a detailed invoice) at the end of every month that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement (at their discretion).  Please note: submitting a superbill to insurance means that I will need to make a mental health diagnosis. I do accept:

  • Visa

  • Mastercard

  • American Express

  • Discover

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

What is your cancellation policy?

I require 24 hours’ notice of cancellation (weekends excluded), or you will need to pay the full cost of the appointment. I also charge the full cost of the appointment for no-shows. It’s important that we meet consistently in order to make progress.

Who is your ideal client?

My ideal client

  • Appreciates honesty.

  • Values effort.

  • Understands that therapy is a process with no quick fixes, and that not every therapist is for every client and vice versa.

  • Agrees to show up and work on mental health outside of therapy.

Are there any issues or types of clients that you DON'T work with?

I do not conduct child custody evaluations nor do I provide custody recommendations. I also don’t provide treatment for eating disorders, psychotic disorders (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, etc.), or personality disorders. In addition, there may be some issues that I will refer out to other therapists with more expertise.

How do I know if we'll be a good fit?

Let's chat! I will be more than happy to schedule a free, 15-minute, phone consultation with you! During that time, I will ask about your reasons for seeking counseling and what goals you have for therapy. You can also feel free to ask me any questions you may have about the therapy process, billing/payment, etc. To schedule a consultation, please fill out this form.

What if we're not a good fit?

That's ok! My job is to help you find the BEST CARE, whether that's with me, or another mental health professional. I will be more than happy to refer you to other therapists to help you find a great fit!

Can I do telehealth/online appointments?

For Kansas adults, I do offer telehealth appointments. Telehealth counseling is not for everyone. For your safety, if you meet any of the following criteria, please consider the alternative of meeting a therapist in person:

  • Feel intensely suicidal or have recently attempted suicide

  • Have been admitted to a psychiatric hospital within the past year

  • Are unable to have privacy in your setting for sessions

  • Live in a violent household where you could be in danger

  • Feel paranoid about using technology for counseling

  • Live outside of Kansas (Note: At this time, I can only provide telehealth appointments to Kansas adult residents)

Do you need consent from both custodial parents to see a child client?

Yes.

Why don't you see children via telehealth?

Throughout my counseling practicum experience and in consultation with my colleagues, we often found it was difficult for kiddos, especially young kiddos, to stay engaged and motivated in online therapy. It can be hard for children to open up to a stranger in person, but especially online. Due to this reason, I believe it would be best to build rapport and interact with them in person. To add, there may be limitations to privacy. There are other options, such as meeting at your child's school (with your consent and school's permission and ability), that we can work out.

Do you prescribe medication?

No, I am not a medical doctor. Many 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, I  can work with your doctor to coordinate care.  If you need help finding a psychiatrist, please let me know and we can work together to find a good fit.

How often will we meet?

At first, we will most likely meet once per week. As you progress towards your goals, we can decide whether or not to proceed weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.

What do I need for my first session?

Prior to your first session, please fill out the applicable forms. Required forms are: Informed Consent and Counseling Services Agreement, Intake Form, Consent for Release of Confidential Information Form, Financial Agreements Form, Credit Card Authorization Form (for credit or debit cards), and Telehealth Consent Form (if applicable). You will receive a HIPAA: Notice of Privacy Practices and Good Faith Estimate.

How to Get Started:

1. Contact me and complete a phone consultation.

2. Fill out paperwork and give payment information.

3. Schedule session.

This is my first time going to counseling. I'm scared.

It is totally normal to feel ambivalent and even afraid when trying something new. Also, when opening emotional wounds, you may start to notice things get worse before you get better, and that is natural. Schedule a chat with me. My goal is to make you feel comfortable on your healing journey.