FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WILL YOU RETURN TO IN-OFFICE SESSIONS?
Eventually, on a limited basis. Therapy has changed! I am enjoying virtual therapy but I also miss connecting in person.
Right now, I'm thinking of early 2022 as my partial return to in-office sessions. Priority will go to current clients needing privacy outside of their homes for sessions.
DO I NEED TO BE AN ARTIST TO PARTICIPATE IN ART THERAPY?
Nope! Although I believe we all are creative in our own special way, the idea is to create something that helps improve self-awareness and insight during the session. It also helps you to relax and decrease some negative symptoms. If you like it and want to put it on your wall, that's just a bonus!
I'M INTERESTED IN ART THERAPY BUT HOW WOULD IT WORK?
During each session, you can start to work on an image while we talk. At the end of the session, I'll check in with you to see if you'd like to discuss what you made and how it relates to what we discussed.
Another way is to use the art when we get to a moment when it's needed. You may feel stuck or unsure how to express yourself, and I will suggest turning to art to help you express.
No matter what, there's no pressure.
DO I NEED A PARTNER TO HAVE SEX THERAPY?
Nope! There are a variety of reasons one would seek out Sex Therapy, and not all of them have to do with the act of having sex with another person. I see individuals and couples with issues ranging from healing after a sexual trauma to sexual aversion to improving communication and increasing pleasure.
DO YOU PROVIDE MASSAGE THERAPY?
No. A common misconception about Sex Therapists is that we are hands-on. Sex(uality) is the subject of our conversations and nothing more than that.
DO YOU WORK WITH THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY?
Yes! I am a bisexual woman and can personally understand many of the issues that impact the queer community.
DO YOU OFFER A FREE CONSULTATION OR INITIAL SESSION?
I offer each potential client a 10-minute phone consultation that is free of charge to see if we could be a good fit. I do not offer free in-person initial sessions at this time.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE? WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Yes, I am paneled with CIGNA! To bill your insurance, I use a company called Headway. All billing will be completed through them after each session.
Other insurance companies may reimburse you for my services, but it is unlikely. Please check with them before our first session. We can discuss this further in your consultation phone call.
I accept electronic payments for out-of-pocket fees for your convenience.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Yes I do! Affordability and accessibility are important values in my practice. During your consultation, please let me know if you have any financial difficulties (COVID-related or otherwise), are a student, have recently graduated college, or have served in the military. A limited number of free sessions are offered to essential workers. Please see my Pandemic Response tab for further information.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Most sessions are about 50 minutes and can depend on your insurance and needs.
WHAT AGE GROUPS DO YOU WORK WITH?