What are your office hours?
I offer daytime and evening appointments Tuesday through Thursday.
Do you accept insurance for payment?
I am an in-network provider with Aetna, Humana, and MINES and Associates.
For all other insurances, I can provide you with a statement of services (a “superbill”) that you may submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement if your plan covers services with out-of-network mental health providers.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check, major credit cards, and HSA/FSA (health savings account or flexible spending account) debit cards as forms of payment.
What is your cancellation policy?
We can reschedule your appointment if you provide at least 24 hours notice. If you do not provide at least 24 hours notice that you must cancel or need to reschedule a session, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
Since you're an art therapist, do I have to make art?
While I may suggest ways to bring art-making or other forms of creative expression into your therapeutic work when I feel it may be helpful to you, if you would prefer to do exclusively verbal therapy, I am trained in a variety of verbal approaches and will work with you in the manner most comfortable for you.
How many sessions will I need?
While it is impossible to say up-front how long it will take for you to be "finished" with counseling, if you prefer to plan for a brief series of sessions rather than an organic therapeutic process, we can do that and be more focused in our treatment planning from the outset than I might otherwise be. When I begin therapy with a client I don't always know where the process will lead for his or her best outcome, but if you are hoping to target only specific issues that can be adequately addressed in a few sessions, I am open to tailoring your experience to be brief. Different people use the therapeutic process differently, taking more or less time in each phase of the therapeutic process, and some mental health issues take more time to improve than others. What is most important is that we communicate with each other about your goals, your experience of therapy, and about what is and is not working for you throughout the process. If you feel you are getting ready to complete your work with me or wish to do only a certain number of sessions from the beginning, I welcome conversations about how we might structure the process for your greatest benefit.
What if I have other questions?
Please feel free to contact me with any other questions you may have. I try to return all calls and emails within one business day.