Of course you have questions. I hope I can answer some of them on this page.
Can you see my child online?
Absolutely! I know this is a scary time and you want your child to be safe. I offer therapy online (or if she wants, by phone). It’s simple and convenient. I hope to return to the office soon, at which point you and daughter can choose whether you want online or in-office sessions.
How long is each session?
Sessions are typically 60 minutes to allow time for your child’s session and a check in with you. I take on fewer patients than the average therapist, which means more time for your child.
How long will my teen need to be in therapy?
That’s a great question. Many of the families I work with find relief and improvement in the first few weeks of treatment. Some families stay a little bit longer in therapy to make sure the skills they have learned can be maintained. A few families have a longer-term treatment because of the challenges affecting their life. Ultimately, we decide as a team what your daughter needs, and I am here to help make sure her needs are met.
How often will my child have sessions?
I wholeheartedly believe that your child should receive therapy based off of what meets her needs. It is most common to schedule regular weekly sessions in the beginning, for maximum effectiveness. We will space out our sessions as counseling is less needed.
You may have had the experience with other providers that you have to wait two to three weeks between appointments.That can be incredibly frustrating and can work against your child’s progress. If your child needs to be seen more frequently, I can accommodate that need.
I never take on too many clients so the quality or frequency of services is never impacted.
What is the financial investment?
I understand that therapy is a financial commitment.
It’s also a place for your child to experience growth and healing in a way that can change her life.
I have made an informed choice not to participate in insurance panels at this time. The most important reason is to protect your child’s confidentiality and the therapeutic process. Insurance companies require access to your child’s personal information including a mandated mental health diagnosis, and dictate length of treatment and frequency and duration of session.
In order to support your child’s unique healing process, I have elected to not accept these restrictions. Only your feedback and your child’s progress determine the course of your child’s treatment.
The investment per 60 minute session (individual or family) is $80-$125.
For those financially affected by COVID-19: Reduced fee sessions available.
I use Ivy Pay, a HIPAA-compliant, secure, and convenient credit card payment system.
Understand that therapy is an investment in your child and her future. Compare the financial cost of short-term therapy to the possible long-term emotional costs of NOT seeking help.