Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose the 'right' therapist?
Each therapist will offer a different perspective and approach to counseling. Because of this it can be challenging to find the right person to work with. Take your time researching different therapists. There is excellent care available. If you are considering setting an appointment with me, you are welcome to email or call in order to set up a phone consult. Please know that I have an active wait list at this time. I am happy to share referrals as needed.
What can I expect in a session?
Sessions are scheduled for a 50 minute “therapist’s hour.” We begin by checking in, together deciding what is significant for that appointment. I will offer structure to direct the session, but ultimately, the time is yours and you are welcome at any point to shape the session differently. It is always my intention to be aware of your experience and needs in a session and I will work to tailor each appointment to what is “alive” for you at that time.
Why am I charged for missed sessions?
Because I schedule only one person per appointment time, each time slot is effectively closed once an appointment is made. At that point, it is no longer available to anyone else. Because of this, I require 24 hours notice for any cancellation. Otherwise, I charge a set fee of $50. I understand it is unpleasant to pay a missed session fee. However, this policy allows me to continue to hold space in my schedule for your sessions while sustaining a stable clinical practice.