Some FAQs to help get you started:
Do you take insurance? I do not take insurance at this time. My fee is $150/session.
Do you offer in-person sessions? I see clients via telehealth only. While the transition to telehealth was a bit choppy in March 2020, I have found that many of my clients now prefer this way of meeting out of convenience. You can show up to therapy from your own cozy couch!
Do you see clients on the weekends or in the evenings? I do not see clients in the evenings or on weekends. I generally meet with clients M-F 9am-2pm.
I don't live in Texas. Could I still be your client? Unfortunately, no. I am only licensed to see people in the State of Texas at this time.
What's our next step? We will schedule a phone chat to see if I am a good fit for what you are looking for. If we are a match, we will schedule the first session and I'll send all the easy-to-complete paperwork your way via e-mail.
I'm looking for a therapist who is trauma-informed. Is this you? Yes! I am both trauma-informed and trauma-trained. I'm glad you stumbled across my work and I am looking forward to connecting with you further.
I've never been to therapy before - will you helpwalk me through what I am supposed to do? Of course! (And I like to say there are no "supposed-to's" in this process.) I know how reaching out to a therapist can feel awkward or nerve wracking especially if it is the first time. I intentionally create space during our first phone chat to answer any questions you may have.
Do you take insurance?
Counseling can help facilitate growth in many areas of life including but not limited to: meaning & purpose, self-esteem, and relationships with self and others. It can also facilitate healing and coping with stressors such as depression, anxiety, overwhelming emotions, life stress, and residue left from previous wounding and trauma. Counseling can be a tool for self-improvement and healing of all kinds. If any of this sounds appealing, counseling may be right for you. Next, it is important that you find a counselor who is right for you.
Do you offer in-person sessions?
The first session looks slightly different from other sessions. There will be some paperwork and some technical groundwork to lay. After that, I like to give clients space to ask any questions they would like. I explain in more detail what therapy with me may look like. I may ask about your hopes and fears of counseling and strive to get a better idea of the areas in your life you are trying to improve. We may discuss therapeutic goals and ways we may collaborate in helping you reach those goals.
What do your credentials mean?
I have my Master's of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas.
RYT stands for Registered Yoga Teacher with The Yoga Alliance.
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My hope for you is that you get to where you want to go. Some clients stay in therapy for a few sessions, while others stay in therapy for months or years. The length of counseling is discussed throughout the therapeutic process and you can always terminate therapy at any time.
I have been to therapy before, and I didn't like it. Will this be the same?
There are a variety of approaches in therapy and a variety of therapists. We don't connect with every human we meet and we don't connect with every therapist we meet. I believe it is crucial that the therapist and client be a good fit and that the client feel a connection with the therapist. I invite you to reach out and see if we are a good fit.