Frequently asked questions
How can telemental health distance therapy help me?
Therapy can teach you new ways to think about the situations that bother you. It can help you cope with feelings and situations. I can help you to develop ways to cope with feelings and symptoms, and change behavior patterns that may contribute to your life challenges.
What should I expect at my first telephonic appointment?
Before we have our first session, I will have you fill out some brief paperwork that will give me an overview of what may be bringing you in for support. I will be sending these documents through a HIPPA compliant web portal called wecounsel. You will create your own login so we can communicate securely via email, chat, and audio.
What type of payment methods do you accept?
What are your fees?
I am an Open Path Psychotherapy Collective therapist. My fees for individual and couples sessions are as follows:
$30 - $50 for a 50-minute individual session
$30 - $80 for a 50-minute couples and family counseling
Do you take insurance?
I do not work with insurance providers. My professional opjective is to offer therapy to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, or unable to pay full market rates for therapy.
What is an LMSW and a LCSW?
What’s most Important about telemental health?
A number of studies have been done on what makes telemental health therapy successful.
How can I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment with me by contacting me via my "Contact" page. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, call me at 971-407-2657, or text me at 458-215-0179 to set something up. I believe it is most helpful to have a free 15-minute phone consultation before setting up an appointment.
What kinds of things do people seek help for?
People seek counseling for a variety of reasons including feeling unhappy, confusion about the direction their lives are headed in, and for experiencing feelings of worry, sadness, or anger. I also am contacted by individuals looking for help to change behaviors that are troubling them including: addictive or disordered behaviors or behaviors that affect their relationships at home or at work.
Is what I say confidential?
Absolutely. All client-therapist conversations are private and confidential. It is also confidential information that a person is meeting with me. As a licensed clinical social worker, I follow the professional ethical standards of the National Association of Social Workers. Only in rare exceptions when the safety of a client or other is at risk can disclosure of confidential client-therapist information take place. Before we start working in earnest, you will be able to read my confidentiality form and determine if it works for you.
Can you tell me more about the free consultation call?
During the consultation, you can expect to share a brief summary with me of why you are seeking therapy and ask any questions you may have about the therapeutic process. You can ask anything and it is my hope that you would have a better idea of if we might be a good therapeutic fit.