Whether you’ve never worked with a therapist before or if counseling has been part of your life forever, starting with a new therapist can be intimidating. So, knowing what to expect is critical.
A therapy session with me is likely different than what you have seen on television. You won’t find a couch in my office and you’ll never hear me say “how does that make you feel?”! Instead, we will hang out in my comfortable office, enjoy a coffee (if you like) and just chat.
As you decide (at your own pace) whether you trust me or not your story will unveil itself. I’ll help the conversation along, but we will mostly talk about what YOU want to talk about. I’m much more interested in helping you reach the goals YOU think are important than in following my own agenda.
While I’ll be able to help you develop important insights, I won’t be picking through your mind.
I find that most people have some idea of where they want to be but are missing the tools to get there on their own. I think of my work more as helping you “connect the dots” rather than “head shrinking”.
How Much Does Therapy Cost?
Think of therapy with me as investing in yourself so you can reach your goals more quickly than you would be able to do alone.
My fee is per clinical hour (~ 50 minutes) and is typical of therapists in the Peachtree City area.
My goal is not to make you dependent on me and keep you in therapy forever. Rather, my aim is to help you quickly meet your goals and go on with your life. I teach you to fish, so to speak, rather than simply giving you a fish.
Do You Take Insurance?
I’m an “out of network” provider. That means I have made a conscious choice to not contract directly with insurance companies. So, clients pay me directly for services.
BUT, I can provide all the paperwork you need (called a Superbill) to file a claim with your insurance company if you like.
I work this way for a couple of reasons…
- Even folks with really good insurance often don’t get more than a few sessions covered by insurance. So, they end up doing a bunch of paperwork and still end up paying for most (and sometimes all) of their treatment.
- When a therapist files a claim with an insurance company, a diagnosis is required. That diagnosis follows you forever…yes forever. And may negatively impact your ability to do things like purchase a life insurance policy.
- By structuring my practice like I have I can more fully ensure your privacy since I don’t have to share your personal information with anyone, including an insurance company.
Is It Worth It?
Here’s the deal…your problems are not about money. After all, If I gave you a bag full of cash would your problems be gone? No, they would not.
Therapy is truly an investment in yourself. You are worth it!
What’s Should I Do Next?
If you are ready to get started you can make an appointment with me at a time that’s convenient to you.
Most people would rather talk to me first. That’s why I offer a free Breakthrough Session. This is a free 30-minute call with me where we will talk about what’s generally going on with you. I’ll answer any questions you have and, if we both feel like we would be a good fit, I’ll invite you to work with me.
Either way, I look forward to hearing from you soon.