To help you find the best fit for counseling services, please check out the FAQ’s clients ask about WholeHearted Therapy LLC.

How does this work? What are my next steps?

Do you take health insurance?

What are your fees? What types of payment are accepted?

What are your hours? Do you have weekend and evening availability?

How long before I feel better?

What is your philosophy of therapy? Do you diagnose people?

 

How does this work? What are my next steps?

Call to talk over your situation. During the free initial phone consultation, you have the opportunity to ask me questions, share something about what you are looking for, and learn how I can help you accomplish your goals. This is a good time for you to get to know me, and get a sense as to whether or not it will be a good fit for you. All in-person appointments are fee for service. The free consultation is available by telephone.

Do you take health insurance?

Currently, this is a self-pay private practice and I do not accept insurance at this time; however, you may be reimbursed by your health insurance plan for any out-of-network benefits you may have. Please contact your health insurance provider to verify if and how much you will be reimbursed. I am presently working on becoming a credentialed professional with Employee Assisted Programs (EAP), and researching the best options for health insurance.

 What are your fees? What types of payment are accepted?

Counseling sessions for child, adolescent, and individual counseling are $90/50-minutes. Counseling sessions for couples and EMDR are $100/50-minutes. Fees are subject to change on the 1st of January the following year. I also offer fees on a sliding-scale basis for those who may struggle to afford quality counseling and care.

I accept cash, check, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex) rendered at time of service or unless previously organized prior to session. I am willing to provide you a receipt upon request.

What are your hours? Do you have evening and weekend availability?

I am generally available Monday-Friday 5pm-9pm, with weekend hours available upon request.

How long before I feel better?

Many people understandably would like to know how long therapy will take to complete. There is no way to tell, as therapy encompasses a wide-variety of factors that are unique to each person and their situation. The first 2-3 sessions are generally used for assessment (gathering information), goal planning, and building relationship between you and I. Some resources and coping skills are given during these initial sessions, and many people report some relief fairly quickly.

But real change, health, and healing tends to come during the middle phase of therapy – where goals are achieved. In my professional experience, it tends to take clients an average of 6 months to a year, and sometimes longer. It is always your choice as to how long you want to continue your work, and you can always pause therapy at any time. We can collaborate to help you achieve your counseling goals once you leave therapy. I ask you agree to at least one closing session so that you can get the most out of the work you’ve done prior to terminating therapy.

The length of therapy depends on several factors, including the goals you would like to achieve, the layers and complexity of the issues you’re facing, and degree of observation and support in-between sessions.

 What is your philosophy of therapy? Do you diagnose people?

The power of therapy rests in the relationship – the trust and support you an I build throughout the therapeutic process. I take a warm and respectful approach in getting to know you as a whole person – strengths and interests, pain and pastimes, goals and obstacles, and the experience of walking in your shoes.

I believe people have innate resources for health and healing. My job is to help use your unique talents and strengths as the building blocks to the life you want to create, and help you discover and reconnect to your inner resources. This is true even if you don’t believe you have inner resources. I believe in order to create a wholehearted life one must connect to and harmonize the mind, body, and spirit; and most dis-ease results from disconnection, disengagement, and unbalance in one or more of these vital areas.

Diagnoses are often short-hand for a cluster of symptoms which may or may not speak to your causes. Yes. I am trained in diagnosis and can collaborate with professionals who primarily work from that vantage point. However, I am more interested in you as a person, and building upon your inner resources, optimizing your skills and strengths, and creating a life congruent to your needs and values.