For your convenience, online scheduling is offered through a secure and encrypted client portal. Use this tool to view my availability, make new appointment requests or make changes to existing appointments. I will confirm your appointment request once you complete the intake paperwork in the client portal. This is the fastest and most efficient option to request an appointment.
Alternatively, you may call 520-214-2410 or email email@example.com.
Fees and Insurance
Each session is $150. I accept cash, checks, and credit/debit cards (including HSA cards).
I am In Network with a number of insurance panels. Please call the number on the back of your card to verify if I am in network or not. If for whatever reason your insurance policy does not pay, you are responsible for the full out of pocket rate.
Out of Network: If you wish to use your out of network benefits, I can provide you with a superbill, which you may submit to your insurance provider to be applied toward your deductible or for reimbursement. It is the client's responsibility to determine out of network eligibility and to coordinate reimbursement from your insurance provider.
***CURRENTLY ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE CONDUCTED VIA PHONE OR VIDEO CONFERENCING. IN PERSON SESSIONS WILL RESUME ONCE FEDERAL AND STATE GUIDELINES INDICATE THIS IS SAFE TO DO.
What to Expect
Your initial session is called an Intake Session. This isn't technically a therapy session. Your intake session will include what is called a "psychosocial assessment." I will collect as much information about your life and your situation as possible to plan your course of treatment. This may include your current living situation, your employment, your family history, or any relevant information about your life that seems to be having an effect on your presenting issues. This usually only takes one session, but can overlap into the second depending on your situation.
Once your intake is completed, you will commence therapy on a weekly basis. The length of therapy is determined by a number of factors. I will work with you toward stated goals and measure progress along the way. Some people find only a few weeks of therapy is sufficient and others may pursue therapy for many months, especially if they are working changing longstanding patterns.
The treatment modality that I use is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. ACT (said as a word, not as initials) is a mindfulness-based therapy that maximizes human potential for living a rich and meaningful life, while effectively and mindfully handling unwanted thoughts and feelings. The aim of ACT is to create psychological flexibility, or the ability for mindful, values-guided action. This is a quite active form of therapy, not just talking about problems or "re-living" the past.
A big part of this therapy is learning new skills, so you will likely have actions steps to work on between sessions. You will clarify your freely chosen values and learn how to live in alignment with your truest self. It's important to understand that growth and comfort cannot co-exist. At times you will be challenged to be courageous and to stretch out of your comfort zone for the sake of growth and movement toward your values.
Making the choice to start therapy is a big decision. I am honored that you would consider having me on your journey to greater health and happiness. If you have questions before scheduling your initial intake session, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to provide you with any information you may need.