Frequently Asked Questions

What are your fees?

My fee is $150 per 50-minute session and $240 per 80-minute session.

I understand therapy is costly and difficult for some people to access, so I’m committed to holding a number of sliding scale appointments at reduced fees. These spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you’re interested in working together but can’t afford my fee, feel free to reach out; if I have a sliding scale opening and we are a good fit, I might be able to help.

Are you offering virtual or in-person sessions?

I offer virtual sessions for anyone living within the state of Texas, outside the Austin area. For those in the Austin area I offer in-person sessions at my office in Northwest Austin or virtually if preferred.

Can we meet before I decide to work with you?

Absolutely! I encourage individuals to meet with a prospective therapist prior to making a decision about working together.  The relationship between you and your therapist is THE key ingredient to successful therapy, so it’s important to find the right fit. 

I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation to find out what’s bringing you in, answer any questions you have about me and/or the process, and we decide together if it feels like a good fit.

How do I schedule a consultation or appointment?

I’ve found that having a consultation with each potential client before scheduling our first session is a great way to determine fit and expectations, so I like to meet for a free consultation prior to scheduling.

You are welcome to call, email, or fill out a contact form on this website. I will get back to you usually within 24-hours with some options for scheduling a consultation.

Do you take insurance?

I do not take insurance.  However, your insurance provider may cover part of my fee as an out-of-network provider. You’d need to contact your insurance provider directly to determine out-of-network mental health services.

If your insurance provides coverage for out-of network psychotherapy, I can provide a Superbill, which is a summary of sessions and charges that you would be responsible for filing with the insurance company.

Here are a few helpful questions to guide that conversation with your insurance company to determine benefits:

  • Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
  • Are there any benefits if I see an out-of-network provider?
  • Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it, and have I met it yet?
  • Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
  • Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?

How often do we meet?

I encourage clients to plan on weekly sessions initially. Meeting weekly, in the beginning of psychotherapy allows us to get to know each other and dive into the things that are bringing you into therapy.  I’ve found weekly consistency creates a solid foundation in anchoring our work together, catalyzing growth and integrating change. If your schedule doesn’t allow this – no worries, we can talk through what will work best for you. I do my best to accommodate each person’s individual needs and busy schedule.

Over time we’ll decide to meet bi-weekly, monthly, and then on an as-needed basis. When possible, I like to schedule for the same day and time each week or biweekly.

Do you provide services to individuals under the age of 18?

At this time, I only work with adult individuals 21 years of age and up. I have a great network of colleagues who provide therapy to children and adolescents and I’m happy to pass along referrals if you’d like.

Do you see couples?

At this time, my focus is on adult individuals, but I have a great network of colleagues who provide couples therapy, and I’m happy to pass along referrals if you’d like.

If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a consultation please click below to contact me.