Frequently Asked Questions

How long does treatment last?

Average length of treatment is 3-6 months of weekly therapy (12-24 sessions), though this depends on the individual client. Some need less time, some need more time (e.g., a year or more). Length of treatment depends on several factors, including the level of complexity, severity, frequency of appointments, ongoing stressors, work put in by the client outside of session and willingness to make changes, and if the client would like to work on additional goals past the initial presenting issues that they originally entered with. I do a time-limited, goals-focused treatment. Sessions are strongly recommended to be scheduled at a weekly frequency for at least the first two months to ensure momentum and progress. Then, we may discuss reducing to a semi-weekly frequency. My goal is to teach you the skills to become your own therapist so that you don't have to be in treatment forever.

Does telehealth work?

I see clients through telehealth only. Research shows that treatment delivered through telehealth is as effective as in-person treatment. Furthermore, there may be unique advantages of having treatment delivered through teletherapy. These include the ability to conduct treatment where you face real challenges on a day-to-day basis, increased access to appropriate treatment, and choosing the provider of your choice. There are limited instances where I may recommend in-person services, but often it comes down to client preference.

What ages do you see?

I see adults and young adults ages 18+.

What are your hours?

I see clients Monday through Friday, with appointments starting between 10 am and 2 pm EST. Given that I see clients from multiple states, please be mindful of time zone differences.

Do you provide emergency services? Who are your services not a good fit for?

The center does not provide emergency services and is not appropriate for those with active self-harm or self-injurious behavior (within the past 2 months) or for whose who are seriously considering suicide. If you have an emergency, call 911, go to your nearest emergency room, and/or call/text 988 (National Suicide & Crisis Line). The center is also not appropriate for those with aggressive behavior.

Do you take insurance?

I do not participate with insurance directly, but you may use your Out-of-Network benefits to get partial reimbursement of session fees if you have this benefit (most PPO plans do). If you are seeking treatment for OCD specifically, inquire how you may be able to advocate for reimbursement at an in-network rate. I provide you with monthly Superbills to submit to insurance for reimbursement. Fees are due at the time of service, and you may choose to pay with your HSA card if you'd like. Clients often get reimbursed 40-90% of the session fees after the deductible is met. Insurance companies unfortunately do not compensate psychologists and specialists at a level that reflects their level of training and expertise. Additionally, insurances place several restrictions on how to carry out the treatment and several other barriers and limitations that make it difficult for providers and small practices. If you have any questions about OON reimbursement, please reach out - I am happy to help.

What are your fees?

Therapy is an investment. Invest in you and your future.

Standard sessions (45 minutes): $300
Intake / Diagnostic Evaluation (1.25 hours): $410

Fees are consistent with other specialists with similar levels of training and experience. I prioritize quality over quantity, and believe that clinicians do their best work when not burned out. These fees allow me to invest in ongoing education and training to continue providing up-to-date services and to limit my caseload to only those who I will be most helpful for. Due to the specialized nature of treatment I provide, clients often find that they progress much faster than if they were to attend general psychotherapy, resulting in the fraction of the cost in the long term. Thus, I view therapy as a short-term investment with a long term impact.

What is your cancellation policy?

I have a no-cancellation policy, or a flexible reschedule policy. This means that you may reschedule to the week before, during, and after the missed appointment, even on short notice. This encourages consistency towards progress while providing space for those unexpected life situations (e.g., chronic illness, childcare). Additionally, as a small business, I rely upon a stable income to support my family. I limit my caseload to ensure high quality of work, and each client's recurring appointment time is reserved on my caseload for the duration of our work together.

Do you offer free consult calls before starting treatment?

Please review information on the website first before inquiring about a consult call. If you have additional questions that are not answered on the website, please reach out by completing the contact form. I am most reachable by email. If I am not able to adequately address your questions via email, I will offer a 5-10 minute consult call. Please note that the consult call is not a therapy session. If you need more time but are not sure about committing to treatment yet, consider scheduling a consultation appointment (see below). Additionally, I encourage you to assess fit through the intake appointment or through the first few sessions of therapy since I believe this gives a better understanding of fit than a brief phone call.

Consultation appointments for providing treatment recommendations and other questions

If you have questions about starting or wondering if to schedule an intake appointment, are not sure if this is the right fit, and this conversation needs more care and attention than a brief (5-10 minute) phone call, I offer a 60-minute consultation session (charged at the rate of the respective appointment). Whereas phone calls are limited in length and content (e.g., logistics of scheduling and insurance), if you are finding that you need to provide more detailed background information, then a consultation appointment is appropriate.

The consultation appointment is not a diagnostic evaluation, and is a great time to ask questions, get my impressions and recommendations, or figure out next steps to see if setting up an intake appointment makes sense. This is also a great option for pastors seeking professional advice on working with community members with anxiety or depression, or family members and loved ones inquiring on someone's behalf for recommendations and next steps. Inquire further through the contact page.

What is the process for getting started?

Please complete the contact form to help determine if we are a good fit. Including the intake session, 2-4 sessions are dedicated to thorough and thoughtful assessment of your presenting problems to understand what is driving your symptoms, develop goals, and to tailor treatment to you. After this, we begin with the "active" part of treatment where we start to implement changes.

Good Faith Estimate information

Under the No Surprises Act, health care providers are required to inform individuals who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance, upon request or at the time of scheduling, of their ability to receive a Good Faith Estimate of expected charges. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate explaining how much your medical care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees. Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit