What kind of clients do you see?
I often work with people who are struggling to overcome persistent mental health and quality-of-life issues, people who have tried therapy before but found it either too rigid or impersonal or, conversely, too unstructured and without functional tools for change. My specialties are working with anxiety and trauma, including symptoms like self-criticism, perfectionism, and emotional overwhelm. My most successful clients are looking for a trusting, compassionate therapeutic relationship in which they can feel understood and can increase their understanding of themselves. They are motivated to fundamentally change parts of their experience that just aren't working anymore, often after months or years of searching for a mechanism for change. If you are ready to enter a safe, transformational therapeutic relationship, foster new self-knowledge, and adopt tools and insights in service of positive change, we will likely be a great fit!
What do services cost (including sliding scale)?
My current fees are $140 for 50-minute individual therapy and $30 for 90-minute group therapy. These sessions are all currently offered via telehealth video. I also offer outdoor eco-therapy sessions for clients in Austin, Texas starting at a fee of $150 for sessions in Pease Park and $180 for sessions in other Austin green spaces. I offer sliding scale rates of $75-110 for qualifying clients when available. Currently, my practice is open to two new sliding scale clients. For potential clients to qualify for sliding scale, they must be in sufficient financial need for such a price reduction. No proof of income is required to apply for sliding scale. These spots are scarce and must go to clients in need of the reduced price.
Do you accept insurance?
To provide the most effective treatment possible, I do not currently accept insurance. I dedicate my practice to my clients' dynamic and unique needs rather than allow treatment to be dictated by insurance companies' restrictions. Check out the article below for more information on why therapists are moving away from working with insurance companies.
This article provides a thorough explanation of why many therapists, including myself, do not take insurance.
How do telehealth sessions work?
After receiving telehealth training amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, I have helped numerous clients meet and surpass their therapeutic goals via telehealth. Each week, my client portal sends out reminders and links to a secure telehealth space. Using the SimplePractice platform, we meet in a virtual space with high quality video and sound capabilities and options for screen sharing. After years of using this platform, I am confident in its ability to facilitate client-therapist connection and therapeutic growth. For those interested in in-person sessions, I currently offer outdoor eco-sessions.