FAQs

What approach do you use in therapy with children, adolescents, and young adults?

Treatment is tailored to each client and is guided by the presenting clinical issue, biopsychosocial history, developmental level, and strengths.

  • Play Therapy, including non-directive and directive techniques

  • Theraplay® principled play, a specialized form of therapy designed to facilitate parent-child attachment

  • Trauma-based therapies, including Trauma-Focused CBT, EMDR, and expressive art therapies

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Child-Parent Relationship Therapy and parenting support

  • Faith-Based counseling upon request

How much does a session cost?

  • An initial diagnostic session is $170 and is approximately 75-90 minutes in length and follow-up sessions are $140 and are 50-60 minutes.

Do you take insurance?

  • I am out of network (ONN) outpatient mental health provider with all insurance companies. I am an approved ONN network provider for Tricare. I will provide the necessary information for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please call your insurance company prior to our appointment as ONN benefits vary from plan to plan. 

Do you work with children of divorce?

​Do you provide Reunification Therapy or Co-Parenting Therapy?

  • I have shifted my practice in recent years and am not working with children whose parents are currently in or have approaching litigation. I will work with children whose parents are in agreement for me to work with them after custody has been agreed upon where litigation is not an issue. I have expertise in working with children of divorce and enjoy helping them to navigate this complex life change. I do not provide Reunification Therapy, Co-Parenting Therapy, or custody recommendations. 

How do I prepare myself or my child for the first session?

  • Prior to the intake session, I will provide you with intake paperwork to fill out. The first session is important and it is my goal for you to feel comfortable and supported. We will go over what brought you to therapy, developmental and family history, treatment goals, and general information. For young children, I often have a parent appointment prior to meeting them. This is an opportunity to see if we are a good fit and to be open with any concerns that you do not want to talk about to share in front of your child. 

How long will I need therapy?

  • Length of therapy can vary depending on your specific needs and circumstances. Some people come to therapy with a specific issue that can be resolved in 6-8 sessions and others come to explore complex issues and may be in therapy for several months or years. Therapists are required by ethical standards to treat clients in the fewest number of sessions possible. 

  • In my practice, I generally start seeing people once a week for about a month. After that, some continue coming weekly, while others move to every other week, and some eventually transition to once a month.