What are your hours?
Hours are by appointment only Monday-Thursday. I do not have availability for evening appointments at this time.
What ages do you work with?
Ages 12 and up.
Do you take insurance?
I am in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, United HealthCare, Cigna, and TriCare East. I am also in-network with some Employee Assistance Programs. However, benefits vary depending on the coverage of your policy. For example, I am not a Medicare provider even though the insurance companies listed above might be the carrier for your Medicare policy. Or you may have a high deductible plan that requires you to meet your deductible first before your out of pocket cost for sessions are lowered. In most circumstances, however, you will likely just have a small copay for sessions if I am in-network with your insurance company.
What are your specialties?
My specialties include but are not limited to adjustment/transitional stress; trauma; grief/loss; anxiety and depression; relational/interpersonal conflict and growth. Click here for more information about my specialties.
What is your approach or method to counseling/therapy?
Click here for more information on my approach.
Do you offer faith-based counseling?
I respect all faiths and believe attending to your unique spirituality and identification is an important part of the healing process to empower you to live congruently within your belief system and achieve peace.
What are my responsibilities as a client?
It is crucial that you are engaged and invested in the therapeutic process. While therapy can be a validating and uplifting experience, it can also be a challenging and uncomfortable one as well. Keeping appointments, following through with suggestions, and being open and willing to work on your thoughts and interactions that are impeding your journey or keeping you stuck is essential to reaching your desired destination.
Do you offer telehealth/virtual therapy?
Appointments are offered mostly in-person for residents of Alabama, and I offer telehealth/virtual-only appointments for North Carolina residents. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth/virtual therapy is available based on circumstances such as sickness, exposure, or an increase in COVID-19 rates. I do not usually offer telehealth/virtual appointments based on convenience purposes only. Telehealth/virtual therapy is not suitable for every case. For more information about telehealth/virtual options, please contact me.
Is therapy confidential?
By law all therapy sessions are confidential and anything you discuss with me will remain confidential unless you sign a release giving permission to share certain information with certain people or other providers. There are unique considerations related to couple/family/minor counseling that are discussed further in the consent forms.
However, by law, therapists have a duty to IMMEDIATELY report to appropriate authorities in the below circumstances:
- Suspicion of abuse or neglect of child(ren), disabled person(s), or elder(s).
- Threats or concerns of harm to self or others or if information is disclosed to me about someone who is threatening harm to self or others.