Can therapy help me?
Therapy has the potential to be beneficial to all. That being said, it’s important that you find the right fit. Each therapist will approach your concerns differently and may have slightly different means to the same goals. What we know from research is that the most important part of therapy is having a trusting and secure relationship with your therapist. Although you may be intrigued by different therapy models (which can be helpful) if you find a therapist who feels like a right fit, that will have the greatest impact on your experience in therapy.
What will we discuss in therapy?
You are the expert in the room when it comes to you! Because of this, I may have ideas or interventions that could be useful, but I tend to prioritize your current needs and focus. The beginning of therapy is often a bit more directed by me as we have some essential work related to assessment and creating treatment goals, but after the 2nd or 3rd session, my hope is that you will feel free to direct the flow of therapy or let me know if you need me to be more directive along the way.
Will you give me advice?
Nope. I will help you determine the direction you would like to go and process what the outcomes may be along the way. Therapy is not about me or my opinions. It is a space for you to feel safe to explore what is troubling you and I believe you already have the answers inside, but may need help bringing them to light. Together we will work to discover the true desires of your heart.
Will you prescribe me medication?
No. I am a master’s level therapist and do not have the ability to prescribe medication. I can help you find a local psychiatrist or doctor if you have questions or needs for medication.
How long does therapy take?
This depends on what you are hoping to get from therapy when you first arrive. My goal is always to have you feeling happy and healthy and ready to take on the world without me! That being said, some areas of struggle may take longer to address than others.
How does payment work?
If you are using insurance you will be billed monthly. If you are paying out of pocket or have a co-pay with your insurance, those payments are due at the time of your session. You can pay at the front desk before your session and we accept cash, personal checks, or credit cards.
Will my insurance cover our session?
The best way to manage this question is to call your insurance company directly. There is a phone number on the back of your card to help with coverage questions. I am out of network with insurance companies so if you would like to submit them a bill for out of network benefits, please let me know and I can provide you with something called a Superbill that you would send in to your insurance provider and deal with them directly. To avoid any surprises, I would encourage you to directly speak with someone at your insurance company.
What if I cannot make it to a session?
If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so 24 hours or more in advance. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your session you will be charged a $75 late cancel fee which will be due at your next session.
How can I tell if a therapist is a good match for me?
You will feel comfortable to be yourself with a therapist who is a good fit for you. That should include being comfortable to tell your therapist if you like or don’t like something they do! The reality is that each therapist is not a perfect fit for every person. And it is important to me that you find someone who feels like a right fit for you! We can have a short phone conversation before your first session to get a feel for this, and at any point if you feel like we might not be the best fit for you or your needs, I will work with you to find someone who can meet your needs.
How do I schedule my appointments?
Please call 612-305-8606 to schedule an appointment. You will automatically receive my voicemail, so please leave me a message with your name and number and I will call you back within 2 business days.
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Yes. There are a few limitations to your confidentiality that we will discuss in your first session, but apart from that, therapy is a space for you to trust that what you say is confidential.
What if I don’t want to talk about something?
Therapy is your space. I want you to feel safe and to share what you feel ready to share. If I ask a question that you do not want to answer, you are welcome to let me know and I will respect that. If you have something you’d like to share but are not sure if you are ready, we can process the reasons connected to your hesitation, and if you choose to keep that information protected, I will respect that as well. Sometimes therapy is about challenging yourself toward growth, but that must be done in a way that feels safe. Your safety is my number one priority!