Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take insurance?
I choose not to work with insurance companies, though some insurance companies will reimburse you for the cost of therapy with an out-of-network provider. I offer a sliding fee scale (as needed) to work within your budget. I want quality counseling to be accessible!
For more on the benefits of seeing a therapist outside of your insurance's network, visit 6 reasons to see an out-of-network therapist.
What are your credentials?
My Bachelor's degree is in Psychology, my Master's degree is in Counseling, and both degrees are from UCF. I'm licensed as a mental health counselor through the Florida Department of Health (MH11420). I'm certified as a Master's level addictions professional through the Florida Certification Board (MCAP100620). I've been practicing about 10 years and have worked at every level of care.
Do you have evening appointments?
Yes! Counseling is not accessible if your work hours are the same as mine! On Tuesday evenings I'm in the office as late as 9:00 p.m.
Do you do phone or video sessions?
Yes. Sessions conducted via phone or confidential video chat allow for more flexibility in scheduling and help eliminate other barriers to traditional counseling like transportation, childcare, and travel.
What can I expect at my first appointment?
I ask that you complete the new client paperwork before the first appointment, or, if preferred, we can go over it together during the first appointment. I start to get to know a little about you, what you'd like help with, and can answer any questions you might have. Then, we decide together how to move forward in the best way.
What forms of payment are accepted?
I'm able to accept most major credit and debit cards, cash, checks, money orders, PayPal, and ApplePay.