Frequent Asked Questions
Do you offer a free consultation?
No. Our first session will allow for us to better get to know each other and for me to assess how can I help you.
How long will I be in therapy for?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
Do you offer sliding scale rates?
Yes, I do. While I don't verify income, I offer a 20% fee reduction for those who are unable to afford the full fee. The fee reduction is meant to provide access based on financial need. It is not to provide general discounts.
How long does each therapy session take?
Each session is between 50-55 minutes. This allows time to ease into the session, "do the work," and re-center so that you can continue on with your day.
Will I be given homework?
My clients that report the most success in therapy do homework. My homework assignments are always an invitation, but they are worthwhile as they are relevant to your presenting issues. Additionally, there is only so much that can happen if I see you a handful of times per month. It is going to be imperative that you invest in yourself outside of our sessions.
What happens if I cancel or miss an appointment?
If you need to cancel an appointment, kindly provide 24 hours notice. If you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice (except in the case of an extreme emergency) you are responsible for the full cost of the session and this cannot be billed to insurance.
I don't live in Michigan, can you still be my therapist?
I am only licensed to practice therapy in the state of Michigan. However, I can and do provide individual coaching for people outside of Michigan. Coaching is different from therapy, which focuses on working through emotions and experiences. Coaching focuses more on setting and achieving goals. It is more directive and solution focused than therapy.
Do you provide after hours/crisis services?
As a private practice practitioner, my practice is not set up to support those with severe psychiatric symptoms, or persons requiring between-session crisis intervention. If you are in crisis, please go to your local emergency room or call one of the following:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: Text REASON to 741741