Frequently Asked QuestionsQuestions & Answers


  • Do you offer evening appointments?

    Yes, to accommodate those who have daytime commitments to work and family. Normal scheduling is afternoon appointments with some evening appointments available, approximately 1:00-6:30PM.

  • Do you accept credit cards?

    Yes.  Form of payment can be any major credit card, debit card, health savings card, cash, or check.

  • Do you take insurance?

    No.  I do not work directly with insurance.  Due to the reporting requirements, limits on treatment, and the intrusion upon client’s privacy by the managed care systems I choose not to accept insurance co-pays.  I will, upon request, provide you with a Super Bill to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.  Do check with your insurance to determine if this is an option for you.

  • How long is the therapy session?  

    Typically a session is 50 to 80 minutes, 1 to 1-1/2 therapeutic hours. A therapeutic hour includes session time, note writing, brief telephone contact, and confidential professional consultation if necessary.

  • Do you charge extra for the longer session?

    No. The session fee is for 50 to 80 minutes.

  • What's your cancellation policy?

    For your first session you can cancel without payment by 8:00AM on the day of your scheduled appointment. Once you begin counseling please give a 24 hour advanced notice to avoid charges for your reserved time. Fees cover your reserved appointment time with your therapist and are not contingent upon attendance.

  • What's the first session like?

    The initial session is typically an hour. I will ask you to share your reasons for seeking counseling and what you would like to accomplish…your goals for counseling. Most often the therapeutic work begins in the very first session. I will discuss with you my insights and recommendations, and together we will make a plan to achieve your goals.