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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I schedule an initial session?
    You can submit a request for a complimentary consultation using the contact form on this site. After that, you will be contacted for a 20 minute virtual consultation via Zoom. During that time, we will have an informal talk about what’s bringing you to counseling and you can ask me any questions about my approach.
  • How do I know if we are a good fit?
    When looking for a therapist, I encourage folks to “shop around” and to bring questions to introductory consultations and see how your potential therapist makes you feel. That said, it can take several sessions for you to fully settle into a therapeutic rhythm with a therapist, but I do believe that it starts with attuning to that place in you that lets you know that you feel comfortable and safe.
  • What should I expect on my first session?
    At the initial session, we will talk about what's bringing you into therapy and what you hope to get out of our time together. Prior to this appointment, you will be asked to fill out some intake forms which I will be review before the first session.
  • How often and how long do I come to therapy?
    When we start looking for a therapist, we are often eager to feel better right away, however, therapy can take some time to take effect. Therapy isn’t a linear process and how long it takes depends on many factors, including your goals, the intensity and duration of your concerns, etc. To start the therapeutic process, I suggest folks attend weekly sessions to build good rapport and momentum. Key to success is continuing to talk about how therapy is working for you. I’m committed to exploring your goals with you to understand what you’d like to address immediately, and when you decide to be ready to pause or end therapy.
  • Do you take insurance?
    I am in-network with Lyra. If you have other insurances, I can provide you with a superbill, also known as a detailed receipt, which you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Prior to beginning therapy, please check with your insurance company to see if reimbursement is an option. If your insurance benefits include a health savings account (HSA), you can use these funds for therapy.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    I ask that you give me 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your session. It is my policy to collect the full session fee for missed appointments.
  • What is the “No Surprises Act”?
    As of January 1, 2022, Federal protections were put in effect regarding balance billing (also called “surprise billing”). Senate Bill 1264 from the Texas Legislature also protects consumers with state-regulated health insurance plans from unauthorized balance billing in emergencies or situations when the consumer did not select their provider. More information here
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