I bring a socially conscious perspective to our work together, whether it is psychotherapy, supervision, or consultation, I acknowledge how our social location and intersecting key identities impacts all of our relationships and is always operating in the the room with us.
I offer flexible therapy options in our work together so that the process is tailored to meet your specific needs. Therefore, we may agree on a combination of the following options:
Individual psychotherapy: Brief session (25-30 minutes), Standard session(45-50 minutes), Extended session (75-80 minutes), Double session (90 minutes)
Couples psychotherapy: Standard session (45-50 minutes), Double session (90 minutes)
Family psychotherapy: Standard session (45-50 minutes), Double session (90 minutes)
Group psychotherapy: Standard session (90 minutes)
Session frequency is an important component of successful therapy, and based on your needs we may agree to meet on a biweekly, weekly, or bimonthly basis. I prefer to meet weekly for at least the first 3 months of our work together in order to gain some momentum and cultivate our relationship, which ultimately reduces the length of time in therapy and overall cost. Meeting every week sets us up to make progress more quickly so that you experience results and feel empowered by the work that you are doing in your therapy. We will discuss frequency at the start, as I understand that this may not be feasible for logistical reasons and I want to support making therapy a realistic process that is comfortable for you.
In terms of payment, we will discuss this during your first appointment; in the spirit of transparency and to provide you with an idea of my fee structure, a standard 45-50 minute individual session is $150.00 and a 60 minute couples session is $200.00. I offer a free 20 minute initial phone consultation in order to see if my services match your goals and to make sure you are comfortable with my fee structure. I also offer therapy packages, which enable you to commit to sessions in advance for a reduced fee in order to make therapy more affordable.
If you would like to use your health insurance plan you may be eligible to see me as an out-of-network treatment provider. This means that I do not take insurance directly (I am not an "in-network provider") but if your insurance includes an out-of-network benefit then you might be able to get reimbursement. You would need to contact your insurance company directly to obtain that information, but once you do I can help you navigate the process. When speaking to your insurance company representative, some important details to obtain: 1) Is there an out-of-network benefit for mental/behavioral health treatment; 2) Is there a deductible that must be satisfied prior to receiving any reimbursement; 3) What is the reimbursement rate once this deductible has been met. If you discover that your plan does offer out-of-network benefits, then at the end of each month I provide you with a statement/invoice that indicates all the necessary details for you to submit to your insurance to obtain reimbursement directly from them. Please keep in mind that all insurance plans vary.
In an effort to reach more people who may not have insurance or the financial resources to afford full fee private therapy, I am committed to offering reduced fees (sliding scale) as an important component of my practice. Eligibility to be seen on a sliding scale is based on multiple key factors that enable me to determine a more contextually considered fee, such as your annual gross income, the number of dependents supported by that income, living arrangement (roommate(s), partner(s), parent(s), or live alone), access to additional resources, such as inheritance, trust fund, savings. Feel free to inquire about your eligibility to be seen on a sliding scale and if I have sliding scale slots open.
Supervision & Professional Consultation:
I offer clinical supervision, consultation, and training related to the following needs:
- Individual clinical supervision for psychotherapists working toward their LPC licensure in PA
- Individual clinical supervision for psychotherapists interested in a social justice oriented, trauma-informed frame in their clinical work with children, adolescents, and adults, in individual, couples, family, or group psychotherapy.
- Individual consultation for psychotherapists related to testifying, report writing, care advocacy, and case management services in working with children, adolescents, and families exposed to trauma and connected to larger systems (i.e. foster care agencies, Department of Human Services, Family Court, Juvenile Justice System, etc.).
- Clinical consultation and training for agencies on implementing more socially conscious, trauma-informed practices.