Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I setup an appointment?
A: I’d prefer to speak with you on the phone, but you are more than welcomed to email. All communication I have with you is confidential, regardless if you become a client or not. I can be reached at (615) 656-4430.
Q: What should I expect at my first appointment?
A: Come 5-10 minutes early to ensure that you have time to fill out and read over any necessary paperwork. At the beginning of our session, I’ll ask why it is that you’re seeking help and we can explore together what some goals might be for you. We’ll discuss the nature of how our time together will be organized for future appointments, go over any questions you have, and talk about the duration of your time here.
Q: How long will therapy last?
A: The best way I can answer this is that you and I will decide this together. I work with clients on a once or twice-weekly basis.
Q: Why should I come see you, or any therapist?
A: In short, because life isn’t working for you. It might be a relationship gone bad, a job change, or something else that has caused you to question life. Or you might want to see a therapist because you are experiencing grief, anxiety, or depression. Therapy is a gateway to engaging your story and heart, and through therapy you and I can explore a renewed understanding of how and why you are the way you are.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: I do not, but I can give you a dated receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. You will need to ensure that your insurance company will accept receipts from out-of-network providers. You may also be able to use your HSA.
Q: How do I pay?
A: Payment is expected at the time of your therapy session. Your scheduled appointment time is held for you so if you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible. If you cannot cancel an appointment at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment time, you will be responsible for paying the full fee. All charges are your responsibility; if you have questions or concerns about this please discuss them with me in advance. I accept cash, check, or credit/debit cards at the time of session in my office.