I’ve compiled a list of the most frequent questions that I have received over my career. It’s normal and encouraged for clients to ask many questions when choosing to work with a licensed psychologist. 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.
Do you accept insurance?
I'm on most insurance panels and will bill insurance for you. You'll want to confirm with your insurance company (1) your co-payment (cost share) amount and (2) your deductible. Some insurance plans have very high deductibles, and we should chat about how to manage the cost.
Some people prefer not to have their insurance know that they are seeing at psychologist and would rather pay out of pocket. There are a number of reasons why people may not want their insurance company to pay for services. I am happy to talk with you about why some people prefer that their insurance company not know. Co-payment is due at the time of the appointment by check or cash; credit cards cannot be accepted at this time.
How long does each therapy session take?
Forty-five minutes is the typical length of the session. We will talk about how to distribute our time in each session.
What's your approach to therapy?
I use an approach called integrative. I select the best tools, techniques, and skills from some of the most scientifically supported interventions in the field. I appreciate the psychodynamic perspective that examines at how childhood patterns impact us in adulthood.
Do you provide therapy for couples?
Yes! Being single is hard. Adding another person and sometimes children to the equation can be downright overwhelming. In the first 45-minute session, we will work as a team to organize goals and develop a plan to help you work better as a couple. There are no "bad guys” in therapy. The problem is the relationship — not the individuals. In our time together, we will address some of the key signs of relationships in crisis and how to move your relationship to a healthy place.
Do I have to use insurance?
Nope! Some people prefer not to have their insurance know that they are seeing at psychologist and would rather pay out of pocket. There are a number of reasons why people may not want their insurance company to pay for services. I am happy to talk with you about why some people prefer that their insurance company not know. Payment is $150 for the first session and $100 for each subsequent session.
I feel like I'm different. Can you understand my experience?
I understand what it feels like to be different. You're welcome here. You're accepted here. My work is to cultivate a safe space where you can learn more about yourself, your world, and how to design a life that you love.
Diversity Training & Business Coaching
I’ve compiled a list of the most frequent questions that I have received over my career. It’s normal and encouraged for clients to ask many questions when choosing to work with coach. 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.
What topics are you able to address?
I have a broad background and deep experience in a variety of topics including: micro aggressions, anti-racism, inclusive leadership, and diversity training.
What are your qualifications?
Great question! I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and English literature, during which I focused on the role of sexuality and power in literature. I have a master's degree and doctoral degree in psychology, with a cognate in human sexuality. For over a decade, I've taught courses in human sexuality, diversity, research with regard to human sexuality. Most of my research is focused on the lived experiences of historically marginalized populations. I've also received over $200,000 in grant funding focused on diversity and mental health.
What's your approach to coaching and trainings?
Many presenters use a deficit-model, focusing on what is missing, dysfunctional, or damaged in the organization. Focusing on the negative, is ineffective and people don't engage. Using a growth-mindset, with the understanding that people are capable of growth and change, presentations focus on building on the strengths and opportunities of the organization, and using those strengths to respond to obstacles or challenges.
What is the cost for coaching and other services?
Prices vary, depending on the needs of the organization and complexity of services. Please reach out for a comprehensive pricing plan.
We aren't in Virginia. Is that a problem?
Not at all. With all the digital technologies at our disposal, why limit yourself by geography? Virtual trainings allow businesses to offer high-quality trainings while controlling the cost of hotel, airfare, and other associated expenses. Let's get to work! Unfortunately, psychotherapy sessions are only available for clients living in Virginia.
Why should we work with you?
Life isn't a competition. There are a lot of really great coaches, speakers, and diversity trainers. You should pick the best one for you and your organization. Did you know that in therapy, 30% of improvement and change comes from the relationship you have with the therapist? I think the same probably applies to coaching. Find someone that you click with--you have to have a strong relationship. My training in psychology, my background in building businesses, my leadership positions with foundations and non-profits, my grant writing experience, and university affiliations, offer me a unique and informed perspectives to offer guidance to others.