How long are sessions?
Sessions are typically 50 -55 minutes and can be 80 minutes upon request.
How often do you recommend coming to therapy?
This will depend on the needs of the client, but I typically recommend weekly sessions initially with the intention to transition to biweekly and then monthly as the client progresses. Attending therapy consistently, especially in the beginning, is vital to making progress and feeling better. That being said, I will see clients two-four times a week initially if the client and I determine this is clinically needed.
How long does therapy take?
My goal is to teach you the skills you need to feel confident in your ability to manage any symptoms you may have on your own. Just how long that may take varies with each client, but I assure you I want you to attend for only the length of time you need/benefit.
What does an initial session look like?
An initial session is a time for you and I to get to know one another and ensure that we are a great fit for each other. I will ask questions about you or your child’s history and gather an understanding of what you would like out of therapy.
What insurance companies are you in-network with?
I am not in-network with any insurance companies at this time. I accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash and payment is due at the time of service. Upon request, I provide superbills (session receipts) that my clients may submit to their insurance for possible reimbursement. Any portion of reimbursement, if any, is determined by your insurance company.
How much is the cost of a session?
Sessions are typically $160 for a 50-55 minutes. Due to the nature of exposure therapy, clients are eligible to request 80 minute sessions at $210 or a 2 hour session (110 minutes) at $330. At-home session rates are determined based off a variety of factors (e.g. including travel time, etc.). Please ask me more about these rates if you’re interested in at-home sessions.
Do you see people via teletherapy?
Yes, at intake, I can assess if teletherapy is appropriate for you or your child. I see people throughout Arizona who are not in the Phoenix area, as well as people in Illinois. I am licensed in Arizona and Illinois. I use a HIPAA compliant platform for web sessions.
What does it look like for my child to attend therapy with you? What is my role as a parent/guardian?
This will depend on the age and needs of the client. Parents are encouraged to be present for the initial intake for adolescents and required for children. Child intakes are typically with parents only. For children under 14, I recommend that parents/guardians have sessions once every 3-4 weeks without their child present upon consent from the child. For adolescents, family sessions, are encouraged once a month. I value parent and family involvement in therapy. I see children ages 8 and up.
Are you willing to coordinate care with my child’s school?
Absolutely, as long as you and your child consent and sign a release of information.
Can my partner/supportive family member or friend join me for a session?
I am more than happy to designate sessions as needed to educate my client’s support system and provide recommendations on how best to support a client at home during therapy.
Do you leave the office for exposure work?
Yes, as long as I have consent from the client (and parent/guardian for minors). I am happy to meet people at stores, malls, coffee shops, etc. and potentially your home provided time, schedule, and circumstance allows. I am not able to drive any patient in my car—therefore, if a client is unable to drive, they will need someone in their support system to drive them to the destination of the exposure and back.