F A Q S
Q: Who do you work with? Couples? Families? Individuals?
A: I specialize in working with adult individuals (18+), and seek to provide clients excellent referrals for couples and family services in the Twin Cities metro.
Q: Do you currently provide in-person or tele-health services?
A: Both! I require that in-person clients are vaccinated and boosted in respect to community care.
Q: How do you approach therapy? What type of therapy do you specialize in?
A: LOVE this question! I have a whole page dedicated to exploring how I work and what type of areas I specialize in to see if we might be a good fit. Additionally, check out my personal values in how I approach my work with clients here.
If I described my work without using the terms "therapist" or "counselor" here's what comes to mind: Space-maker. Grief guide. Existential doula. Discomofort-mover-through-er. Self-trust advocate.
Q:Do you accept insurance or provide sliding scale opportunities? What are your rates?
A: I am a fee-for-service & out of network provider, therefore I do not accept insurance, but can accept client health spending accounts (HSA).
My rate is $175 for initial intake sessions (70 minute session)
My rate is $160 for all follow up 55 minute sessions
My rate is $175 for follow up extended 70 minute sessions (per client request)
In my commitment and passion for accessibility, I provide 20% of my client load at significantly reduced and sliding-scale rates with priority going to those who identify as:
Full-time students or recent graduates
Single-parent or single-income households in need of additional support at this time
Those transitioning between jobs/unemployment or experiencing financial hardship
Please note: I have limited sliding-scale spots at this time. I suggest Open Path Collective to find a therapist with a sliding scale that is a good fit for you. Also, Walk-In Counseling Center is a totally free, walk-in option with multiple locations in the Twin Cities area.
Good faith estimate/"No Surprises Act"
You will receive a Good-Faith Estimate included in your intake paperwork. The “No Surprises Act” allows for patient financial protections, transparency and consent. Beginning January 1, 2022, health care providers will be required to give new and established patients who are uninsured, or self-pay, or patients who are exploring care, a good faith estimate of costs for services that they provide.
You have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining how much your estimated care will cost, and at anytime you can obtain a receipt of our services together.
Q: So...how does this work? What can I expect?
A: I don't believe or work from the model that therapists hold "the answers" for clients. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and that my role and training serves to facilitate a safe, honest space for you to lean into your questions in order for authentic change and transformation to occur.
I provide a free initial phone consultation for all new clients and if it's a good fit, move forward and schedule an intake to begin the process.
Q:Ok...I hear you talking about a 'contemplative' approach...but what does that even mean?
A: I apply the definition of contemplation as a "long, loving look at what's real". How that shows up in therapeutic work is that being human isn't a quick-fix or perfect: life is non-linear and takes time (long), requires compassion (loving), and courage (real). I love integrating contemplative and embodied practices in my work with deep respect to all identities, beliefs and orientations, that focuses less on managing ourselves/others/our lives, and more on how we relate to ourselves and one another in new ways.
Q: I think we might be a good fit...what's the next step?
A: Please contact me to check current availability and schedule a free 20-minute consultation call.
the human soul doesn't want to be fixed, it simply wants to be seen and heard.
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