Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Therapy and trauma tend to bring up a lot of questions for all of us, from "What is trauma?" to "How do I know if I've experienced trauma?" all the way to "How long are your sessions?" This page should hopefully answer some of those very questions. If you don't see your question answered here, send me a message here and I will answer it for you if I can.
Q: Do you take insurance?
A: I am an approved provider with a number of insurance companies, and can offer direct building - get in touch and I will help, I am happy to assist in keeping therapy affordable for you.
Q: What type of therapeutic approaches do you use with your clients?
A: I am a trauma informed therapist. I work with my clients from a person-centered approach. This means that the client is in charge of their therapy. I act as a guide providing some direction and utilizing different therapeutic tools depending on the client and the issue.
Q: How long does each therapy session take?
A: Sessions are normally 50 minutes. Depending on the clients needs and direction sessions can be booked for longer periods of time such as 1.5 hours or 2 hours.
Q: What does trauma informed mean?
A: Many people have experienced trauma and abuse but may not remember or may not realize how this may be affecting their lives now. Being trauma informed means that I work with every client asking myself "what has happened to this person?" rather than "what is wrong with this person?".
Q: How long can I expect to be in therapy?
A: This is completely dependent on each client. Therapy can be as little as one session up to a number of months or sometimes years.
Q: How much does it cost for a 50-minute session? Do you offer sliding scale rates?
A: The fee for a 50 minute session is $140 for individuals, and $160 for couples. Yes, I do offer sliding scale rates to clients who would not be able to access therapy. However, these spaces are limited. I do keep a waiting list when space is full.
Q: How frequently do therapy sessions happen?
A: Weekly sessions are suggested, but this depends on what the client feels they need. There are many different options. Sessions can be every 2 weeks, once a month, or sometimes 2 times per week.