What to Expect
Beginning therapy can be scary. It is no small feat to be vulnerable. It not only takes emotional courage, but therapy is a financial and time committment as well. I genuinely undertand that. I want you to feel as comfortable and prepared as possible, so I thought it would be good to give you a snapshot of what to expect.
I utilize an office at Summit Christian Church and I do this for a couple of reasons. One, safety is important. It has been my experience working at other offices that clients coming to a dim, stale building that is rather isolated and empty automatically feel insecure and guarded. Secondly, it allows for me to offer a sliding fee scale to my clients, as I do not accept or bill insurance at this time. Being at Summit does not mean that the therapy experience is required to have a direct spiritual component. At your discretion, spirituality and religion may be incorporated.
Our first session together is an intake, where I will gather pertinent historical information and then we will spend some time looking at what got you to therapy and where you want to go from here. At the end of the intake, we will talk about how you feel about continuing therapy and if you believe we will be a good fit to work together. The therapeautic relationship is a critical component and referrals can be made to other resources if needed.
I schedule weekly 50-minute sessions for the first six weeks to establish a baseline and build the relationship necessary for the greatest success of growth and insight. After six weeks, goals will be evaluated and sessions may lessen in frequency.
Fees & Insurance
Therapy is a financial committment as much as it is a time committment. As a Licesened Marriage & Family Therapist Intern with the state of Nevada, I am unable to bill insurances. My session fee is $80 and I accept cash, check or card. I do offer a sliding scale for clients in need of financial assistance. If you have need for the sliding scale, please let me know and I will happily talk to you about the fee schedule.