Q: I’m new to therapy! What should I expect?
A: First, you and I would speak over the phone so that I can learn a bit about what you’re looking to get out of therapy. We will also discuss schedules, fees, and other logistics. Then, our first 2-3 sessions will allow me to get to know you, understand your concerns, and collaborate on a treatment plan and goals for our time together. From there, we will continue working towards your goals and re-evaluate as often as is necessary so that therapy is always working in your best interest.
Q: How much does therapy cost?
A: My fee for a 50-55 minute individual or couple session is $135. My fee for a 80-minute couple session is $205. I do reserve some spots in my caseload for reduced-rate clients based on financial need. I encourage you to ask me about this during your free phone consultation.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Fees are payable by cash, check, or credit card at the time that the services are rendered. You are also welcome to make payments through my secure online client portal.
Q: Do you take insurance?
A: I am considered an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies. You are able to see if you qualify for out-of-network reimbursement through your insurance. Contact your insurance provider customer service line to inquire if this is something you are eligible for.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: If you need to cancel an appointment, please contact me at least 24 hours in advance. If you cannot give me 24 hours notice, or do not show up to your scheduled appointment, there is a cancellation fee equal to the cost of the session fee.
Q: How do I get in touch with you between sessions?
A: If you need to reach me between sessions, please give me a call and/or leave a message on my confidential voicemail at 678-744-4064 and leave your name, number, and your reason for calling. I typically return calls within one business day unless otherwise indicated. I am also reachable by text or email, however, because of the nature of these forms of communication, please save these for scheduling and appointment confirmations. Private information is best discussed over the phone or in session.
Q: I’m having an emergency, what do I do?!
A: In the event of a medical emergency or an emergency involving a threat to your safety or the safety of others that requires immediate assistance, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room. If experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis that does not require immediate intervention for safety purposes but does require immediate attention, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line 24/7 at 1-800-715-4225.
More information about the process of therapy and my practice policies will be given to you in your initial paperwork that we will review together in our first session. You are also welcome to contact me with any other questions you have.