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Session Fees (out-of-pocket)
Sessions run approximately 50 minutes
Daytime appointment fee (before 5 pm): $150
Evening appointment fee (5 pm and after): $175
Couples sessions can be booked for 90 minutes upon request (out-of-pocket only): $225-$250
NOW OFFERING: Saturday Sessions!
Sessions will be offered 2 Saturdays per month (out-of-pocket only)
Saturday appointment fee, 50 minute session: $200
Saturday appointment fee, 90 minute session upon request: $275
Visa, MC, Discover, Amex, and HSA cards accepted.
Client forms must be completed prior to your first session. Forms will be emailed to you when you schedule your first session.
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How do I know it is time to go to therapy?
First of all, contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be diagnosed with a mental health issue to benefit from therapy. Generally speaking, if you are finding that your particular problem is affecting you, your relationships, or managing the responsibilities of work, school or social life, it is probably time to talk to a therapist. .
I am not sure if I need a therapist or a counselor or a coach. Is there a difference?
Yes. A Licensed Professional Counselor has at least a Master’s
level degree as well as 3000 hours of intern work to be fully
licensed. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist also has at least a Master’s level degree, must also do 3000 hours of intern work, and is also the only license that requires 750 hours of the 3000 to be with couples or families. It typically takes Interns 2-5 years post graduation to complete these strenuous requirements.
When you see the letters 'LPC Intern' or 'LMFT-A' you can know that person is still in their intern level. The letters are dropped when the training is complete and you will only see LPC or LMFT. A Life Coach does not have a requirement for opening their office, but they can have a certification which does not ensure that any training has been done under a supervisor. An LPC or an LMFT is a Life Coach. But they also have the training to understand life development stages, family relationships, communication patterns and pathology.
Do you take insurance?
I am currently accepting BlueCross BlueShield of Texas PPO. Whether or not to use your insurance for counseling is a personal decision. I have clients that do and clients that do not. The ones that do not use their insurance as payment do so, in part, for the following reasons: Many insurance companies require detailed information as a condition of payment which can lead to demands for highly personal information. Many insurance companies also require the client to be labeled with a diagnosis as a condition of payment and require adherence to predetermined treatment algorithms which discount the role of the individual in treatment.
Can you help me with this problem?
People often feel their “problem” is too big to manage and can assume it will be overwhelming for a therapist as well. Discussing the nature of your concerns, exploring options for feeling better and learning more about my professional background usually addresses this common question.
How long will I be in therapy?
Length of therapy differs for everyone. Sometimes it takes a long time for a person to develop a sense of trust and this must be established first before the actual issues can be worked on. Some clients also remain in therapy after their presenting problems have been solved, to develop self awareness and deeper insights into their inner lives. When you feel that your goals have been met and you are ready to move on on your own, my job is finished.
How often will I need to come?
Typically, new clients come once a week so that we can get to know one another and work on problems actively. Once you begin to feel that the problem has become more manageable for you, it is common to cut back on the frequency of sessions.
Will I become dependent on therapy?
The moment you enter the door we are beginning the work of helping you leave. Good therapy involves providing the support and assistance a client needs in order to learn effective communication, build coping skills and self-confidence, and strengthen relationships which ensures independent and healthier functioning.
Why is the word "client" used instead of "patient"?
In the field of psychotherapy, the choice was made to use the word "client" as the preferred way to refer to the people we treat. It is believed that the word "patient" infers the presence of pathology/illness in a person. This is not always the case in people choosing to come to therapy, thus a more appropriate noun was necessary.