How long will I be in counseling?

There is no time limit. You may choose to seek out counseling for weeks, months, or years. You will know when you are ready to stop.

Is counseling confidential?

Absolutely! Counseling is a safe, confidential environment. Everything you tell me is between you and me.

Are there exceptions to confidentiality?

Yes. In situations involving life-threatening emergencies, risk of harm to self, suspected child abuse, or suspected elder abuse, I may need to involve others to protect the individual in danger.

Can I come for one session only?

Of course! Sometimes something arises in life that you want to talk about with a counselor and a one-time session may be all you need. If you’re seeking more long term counseling, keep in mind that your first appointment gives you a chance to see if we work well together. Then you can decide if you want to return for regular appointments.

How can counseling save a relationship?

Through counseling, we work together to uncover and address the core issues beneath relationship challenges, such as petty arguing. Perhaps you’ve been shoving things under the rug for a while! You’ll learn how to communicate so that your partner will correctly hear what you’re saying, and vice versa. You’ll also learn to recognize and accept one another’s differences. You’ll learn your love languages, as well as those of your partner, so you can better understand how to help one another feel loved. Relationships take work, are you ready to recommit to yours?

What if I’m uncomfortable about going to counseling? Wouldn’t it be better to work things out by myself?

Some people feel this way and that’s okay. However, life can be challenging and sometime it’s best to work with an objective therapist. Reaching out is not a weakness! It’s a strength. People who choose to go to counseling are generally healthier because they want something better for themselves and are willing to work hard to improve their quality of life.

When you meet with me, my hope is that you will find it very easy to talk with me. You still have your power to make your own choices. We will talk about your personal history and focus on any issues that may be obstacles to your happiness. Remember, it’s just a conversation. Take a little risk, and call me; it might be the best thing you’ve done for yourself in a while. You deserve it!

Do you take insurance?

If you have a PPO insurance provider, you will receive reimbursement from your insurance company. If you do not have a PPO, then you would be responsible for your fee. I take cash or check at the time of our meeting. My fee is $150 for a 50-minute session.

How can I afford counseling in this economy?

Many people are struggling financially during these tough economic times. Sometimes it takes deciding to cut back on other things, like eating out or getting your nails done, in order to set aside a little extra money for your happiness. You deserve to go for counseling to help yourself feel better and improve your relationships!

When do you see clients?

I see clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 5pm until 9pm. Does this work with your schedule?

What do you do in pre-marital counseling?

We talk about finances, intimacy, household chores, your families, etc. These are things you will deal with when you are married. You will learn how to communicate with one another before you are married. This way, you know exactly what you’re getting into on your wedding day!