How to Get Started with Counseling FAQs

How do I make an appointment?  Complete the questionnaire on the Contact Page and tell me a little about your situation. I’ll do my best to respond within 48 hours Monday-Thursday.

May I have a complementary interview? After you complete the questionnaire above, I will offer you a 10-minute phone Discovery Call if I think we might be a good fit.

How long does it take to get an appointment? I might be able to see you within two weeks, however, I may have a waiting list. I invite you to be added to the waiting list.

How long are your psychotherapy sessions? 53-55 minutes for individual counseling. I prefer 80 minutes for couple therapy, but it might work to meet for 53 minutes if we meet weekly. If you are not making enough progress, we’ll need to meet for 80-minute sessions, or add a Private Marriage Retreat.

What are your hours? Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm EST. Fridays and weekends are reserved for group retreats and Private Marriage Retreats.

May I use my insurance for psychotherapy? I am on the Anthem BCBS panel. Click here for details. If you have other insurance, I can give you a receipt that you can submit to your insurance to use your out-of-network benefits. Note: To use insurance, I must assign a mental illness diagnosis, e.g., anxiety, depression, PTSD, adjustment disorder. If you do not want a mental illness diagnosis on your record, you’ll want to pay out-of-pocket.

If I don’t use insurance, can you reduce your fee? I offer a sliding scale on a limited basis, depending on your income and life circumstances.

I cannot process Medicare or Medicaid.

Do you accept credit cards? Yes. I process credit and debit cards through Venmo and PayPal if you live outside the USA.

How do you deal with religious beliefs? I honor all religious paths that do not endorse hurting people. I am a Christian, and if you are looking for counseling that incorporates the values of unconditional love, grace and mercy, you have come to the right place. I do not impose my beliefs on my clients, and I do not tell them what they should do. I follow my clients’ lead. If they want to incorporate healing prayer into our sessions, I am happy to do that. I have found it to be very helpful.

More Questions? Please complete the contact form.