Frequently Asked Questions
"Success is awarded to those willing to do the uncomfortable." Darren Hardy
Yes, it can. Counseling gives you a place where you’re not judged, you’re not told what to do, and you won’t be forced to listen to just one single opinion. I want to give you a place to feel safe to share about yourself. Therapy takes some work at times. And, I won’t lie, it can get uncomfortable and messy. But, I feel like most people leave counseling feeling like the time and energy they put into therapy are well worth it.
There are a few ways that you may go about figuring that out. One way is the “you’ll know when you know” method. It’s important to feel like you connect with someone if they’re going to be your counselor.
Another option is to do a little research and see if anyone specializes in the problems that are bringing you to therapy. That can be really valuable. Most therapists offer consultations to determine if they will be a good fit for you. I offer a complimentary 15-minute consultation for people interested in therapy.
In the end, it really is your decision, and it’s one that you are definitely able to make! If nothing else, you deserve to decide on your therapist.
For parents, it’s going to be the best bet to let your teen have plenty of input in choosing their therapist.
- 30 min – $75
- 45 min – $125
- 55 min – $150
- 90 min – Evaluation – $225
Discounts available for Cash payments
Fees are due at the end of each session. Cash, personal checks and debit/credit cards are accepted. For Yvette, you may choose to be billed at the end of the month.
You can contact me by filling out our Contact Form, calling, texting, or emailing me to schedule your appointment. I’m easy to get in touch with initially by text or email. I am generally available during my office hours, from 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. However, you’re welcome to reach out at any time. If I don’t answer, I’ll make sure to get back to you within one business day. I’m usually quicker than that, though.
Note: If you are in crisis or have an mental emergency please visit your nearest emergency room, call 911 or call the Crisis Hotline at (800) 273-8255 or (844) 274-7472. (link to https://namimn.org/support/resources/crisis-resources/)
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:
Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.
I can’t prescribe meds. I typically recommend seeing a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner to discuss medication.