How do I contact you?
Feel free to call me, (678) 428-2730, if you reach my voicemail please leave me a name & number. Want to email? Send me your questions or a time/date you’d like to book a session to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens during an initial phone call with you?
The initial phone consult gives you an opportunity to ask me questions and decide if you’d like to work with me in the privacy of my office. It also helps me get a sense of what you’re looking for help with in therapy. If we’re good a fit, then I’ll schedule your first session and I will take your personal information. You’ll get an e-mail with a link with all the paperwork to complete before your first session. Don’t worry – your information will be protected & it always remains confidential. I work out of several Atlanta area offices as well as online, so we will also determine what fits best for you and your schedule.
What happens in the first session? Meditation is a part of it.
I work out of several offices in the Atlanta/Decatur/Marietta/Roswell area. After we determine where and when to meet (it might be online), we will prepare for your first session by reviewing your answers to the initial paperwork you completed online. I work specifically with meditation as a modality of healing so please come prepared to engage in this technique. You do not need to have any prior meditation experience, just an open mind and heart. The first session is really about you and your needs. We aim to get a clearer sense of whether I am the therapist you would like to continue exploring difficult and vulnerable topics with in therapy.
How often will we meet?
This is something we decide jointly. We will decide together the frequency that makes sense to help you achieve your goals for therapy. If for some instance I feel we need to meet more frequently, I will let you know. Referrals out to more intensive therapeutic measurements might be applicable.
How long will therapy take?
There aren’t any hard and fast rules when it comes to this. It entirely depends on what brought you to psychotherapy, your goals, and your effort to practice what you’re working on in your daily life. Each person takes a different path. Once you reach your goals, together we’ll decide whether to start the process of saying goodbye or focus on new goals. I promise to support you as long as you need, but no more than necessary. In some cases, clients prefer to check-in with me as needed or for monthly maintenance sessions after our initial work together ends. For many therapy does not have an end date. Therapy can also be your weekly time to check in, reflect and process your day to day life, with an unbiased and supportive mental health professional.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes. I ask for a minimum of 24 hours notice if you need to cancel a session. A cancellation fee of $25 will be charged to the credit card on file if you fail to attend a scheduled session or give less than 24 hours notice of cancellation.
Can someone else pay for my therapy?
Sure, but if you’re age 18 or older, I’ll need to get: their written authorization to charge their credit card; and their signed acknowledgment of understanding that they will not have written or verbal access to any of the content of your therapy without your written consent.
How much does therapy with you cost?
The cost of psychotherapy varies depending on the provider’s level of education, licensure status, additional certifications, and area(s) of expertise.
My basic initial 60-minute session is $150. Full payment is due at the time of service.
That’s expensive! Do you offer sliding scale or reduced fees for counseling?
Yes. I do have a limited number of sliding scale spots for those in need. Depending on need I can financially accommodate individuals that need sliding scale or reduced fee services.
Do you take insurance?
No, I don’t accept insurance.
Oh no, but I still want to work with YOU. Is there another way?
Absolutely! Your insurance plan may have out-of-network coverage. If it does, you may be able to work with me using it. Trust me – it’s super easy! Here’s how it works:
You pay me directly and I provide you with a monthly statement of services (called a superbill). Then, you submit (e-mail, fax, or snail mail) it to your insurance company if you decide to seek reimbursement through your insurance company’s out-of-network coverage. Just to be clear, I make no guarantees that you’ll receive reimbursement from your insurance company.
What if I don't want to meditate, but I still want therapy?
If you believe that you don't want to meditate or you do not think it is for you, I would invite you to try it with me first. I think you will be surprised at how fast you can get to know yourself through the experience of looking inward. I assure you it works, and as Thich Nhat Hanh says, "the way out, is in." If you are really not sure about it, I would suggest you take one of my workshops, or retreats before you decide to jump in to a one-on-one session. You can view all of my current courses here.