Attentive Therapist

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I’ve compiled a list of the most frequent questions that I have received over my career. It’s perfectly normal and encouraged for you to ask many questions when choosing to work with a licensed Mental Health Service Provider. Here are some answers to the questions I receive the most. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch.

 

How do I get started?

Step 1 

  • Finish reading through my website to gain understanding and confidence in your next step

Step 2

  • Fill out the contact form so you can schedule your initial 20 minute consultation call, free of charge. We will discuss your needs & I’ll share some information (i.e. what to expect, scheduling), and answer any questions you may have.

Step 3

  • Fill out online paperwork (found in "Forms" section).

Step 4

  • Find a comfortable and private space (currently sessions are being held via telehealth) & we get started!

What can I expect at my first visit?

During your first visit I will gather information regarding your struggles and the problems that bring you to seek support. This requires me to ask questions that to you may seem irrelevant, (I hope you can trust I have purpose for asking these questions to benefit your treatment). Together we will create goals tailored to your needs. This will wrap up your initial visit.

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

Yes. Limited slots are available for a reduced fee based on income.

How long does each therapy session take?

Individual sessions are 50 minutes, held at your desired frequency (1x/week recommended at the beginning). Family/Couples sessions are 50 minutes (75 minute sessions are recommended).

What kind of therapist are you?

Titles are interchangeable, with that said the following titles are appropriate: Mental Health Therapist, Family Therapist, Psychotherapist. I am dually licensed, additional titles: Clinical Counselor, Mental Health Counselor.

Who do you serve?

I have experience working with Children, Adolescents, and Adults in an individual setting. I also provide family counseling to better support the needs of Children, Adolescents, and Families.

What do you specialize in?

Healthy relationships, communication, and boundary setting. I have extensive training and experience treating individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transition challenges.

Do you offer faith-based counseling?

If desired, yes. It is not assumed that individuals are seeking a faith-based provider.