FAQ

You have questions – I have answers.

How are you conducting therapy sessions?
I conduct all sessions via telehealth.
What are your hours?
I see clients Tuesday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
What are your fees?

Please call my office for more information.

I offer a variety of fee structures: mini sessions, standard sessions, and deep-dive sessions. I also offer package options.

Do you take insurance?

I don’t take insurance.

Insurance companies require me to assign a diagnosis. Once I do that, they say how much or what kind of treatment you receive. That model of care does not gel with my vibe or my philosophical approach to working with people.

How do I set up an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment directly at my online calendar here or call me at (954) 532-8301.

What is your cancellation policy?

I require 48-hours’ advance notice of cancellations or requests for rescheduling.

You can cancel via your client portal or by notifying me via text or phone call to (954) 532-8301. You will forfeit the full fee for any appointments cancelled or rescheduled with less than 48-hours’ notice.

What is therapy?

Simply put, therapy is a process of learning. In therapy, you’ll learn about yourself and how to cope with your problems. Therapy also helps you connect to your internal worlds to discover meaning and purpose in your life.

Therapy is not a quick fix process but a journey into personal growth and healing. You’ll learn who you want to be in this world and the steps to take to become your truest and most authentic self.

When you recognize the patterns of thought and behavior that have been holding you back, you can choose to change – and, with choice, you are free. You will see your strengths and feel empowered.

You’re free to cry, laugh, curse, and yell in therapy. There are also many awesome therapy memes out there. You can share your favorites with me, and we can laugh and talk about them.

How does therapy work?

First and foremost, you and I develop a working alliance (see above about those memes I mentioned) in which I approach you with authenticity, empathy, and caring.

Our working alliance allows for trust to develop from where we collaborate on goals and treatment.

I’ll also educate you about different conditions, skills, possible insights, and new thoughts or behaviors.

Certain styles of therapy may follow specific step-by-step protocols; however, you’re a unique individual. As such, I tailor our work to you as a whole person and not a specific issue or disorder.

How do I know if I'm ready for therapy?

The bigger question is this: are you ready to take charge of your life and try something different?

If you’re here, most likely, you’re ready for therapy. Trying to figure things out on your own can be exhausting, and having good support can help you take a load off and get some clarity. If the idea of gaining clarity and releasing the baggage you’ve been schlepping around makes you feel lighter, I’d say you’re definitely ready.

What are some of the techniques you use?

I use a combination of therapeutic techniques such as active listening and attuning to you, asking questions, providing alternate perspectives on situations, breathing and movement techniques, and specific writing or reading assignments.

Some of my clients have commented on my “Spidey senses” to pick up on their thoughts and feelings or connect dots that they never put together before.

I provide encouragement, reassurance, and support to help you release and explore your sadness, anxiety, and pain – while also helping you recognize your strengths, goals, and potential.

From a clinical and theoretical standpoint, I work with you from an eclectic model that includes existential-humanistic theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), feminist and multicultural theories, as well as mindfulness-based practices.

How long does therapy last?

That’s up to you. Generally, it takes several consistent sessions to see changes.

In our first three to four sessions, we’ll be getting to know each other and developing our trust. I suggest that you commit to 12 sessions. Then, we can evaluate how well therapy has been helping and consider exploring different directions.

You can choose to opt-in or out of therapy at any time. Many people benefit from long-term ongoing support, which I can provide as long as we both agree it’s to your benefit.

However, I don’t recommend “ghosting” your therapist because terminating or pausing the therapeutic relationship is also an opportunity for growth and healing.

How often should I come to therapy?
Generally, I recommend that you have one to two therapy sessions per week. As your life changes, we’ll adjust your therapy schedule to what works best for you.
What kind of problems do you treat?

I can assist you with a wide array of problems.

Anxiety
Depression
Trauma
Life transitions
Women’s issues
Coping with health issues
Personal growth
Identity difficulties
Performance anxiety
Work stress
Academic stress
Relationship difficulties
Isolation
Burnout

Who do you work with?

I work with a wide variety of people, including, but not limited to, the following:

Generations X, Y, and Z. Women, men, youth (age 9+), and seniors, including LGBTQIA.

People with medical problems and chronic health conditions.

People that identify as empaths or Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP).

Do you work with kids?

Sure do! Kids like me, and I like them. Generally, the children I work with are over nine years old.

When working with children, I use a combination of talk therapy, play therapy techniques, mindfulness practices, and creative expression.

You are welcome to contact me to inquire further.

What should I look for in a therapist?

A good therapist should inspire trust and make you feel safe, seen, and heard. The therapeutic relationship’s foundation is mutual respect, so it’s important that both you and your therapist value you and your time.

If you don’t feel like you can be yourself or if you feel judged, unsafe, or disrespected, then it’s time to look for someone else.

Do you go to therapy?

You bet!

Therapy helps me be the best version of myself. It helps me be the kind of human I want to be in the world, and it also helps me be a great therapist for you.

What else should I know about working with you?

There’s a saying that most of the therapy work happens outside the therapy office. In other words, the more you put into the process, the more you get out of it.

This is a pretty cool idea because it also means you can pace how you want to work – you can go fast, or you can chill. I may give you suggestions and recommendations for homework and different activities outside our sessions, but you choose what works best for you. Often, I’ll act as your accountability partner to help motivate change.

Pineapple on Pizza?
Hard yes. Sweet, salty, cheesy, savory goodness. Throw some jalapeno on there, and you’re golden. How can you go wrong?
Do you like podcasts?
Do I ever!? Some of my favorites are Home Cooking with Samin Nosrat and Hrishi Hirway. This is Love, Radiolab, Table Manners, The Guilty Feminist, and Desert Island Discs. I’ll probably give you podcast listening homework, too.