How long will therapy take?

The amount of time people spend in therapy depends on multiple factors including the nature of their concerns, their personality, and their level of motivation.  I work with people for both short (a few sessions) and longer periods of time.  The people who benefit the most from therapy are those who are willing to spend the time, energy, and financial resources to engage in an ongoing therapy process.

People who join my groups commit to be part of the group for a minimum of three months but often choose to stay longer.

Are your services confidential?

All services I offer are confidential.  The few situations that require me to break confidentiality include if someone tells me they are going to harm themselves or someone else, if someone reports current child abuse, current elderly abuse, or if my records are subpoenaed by a court.  The above also applies to the groups I lead.  These stipulations apply to all mental health practitioners in Tennessee.

Can I use my insurance benefits?

You can use your insurance benefits if your plan provides coverage for out-of-network mental health providers.  Most plans provide this coverage.  I will provide you with a coded claim form which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.  If you would like to use your mental health benefits, calling your insurance company and asking the following questions will help you understand your coverage:

  1. Do I have mental health benefits for outpatient mental health visits?

  2. What is my deductible and has it been met?

  3. Is precertification required for me to meet with a psychologist? 

  4. How much will I be reimbursed for a session (code #90837) with an out-of-network provider?

  5. If they say they cover a percentage of the “usual and customary rate,” ask what their usual and customary rate is for a session with a psychologist.  This will be a dollar amount.

  6. How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?

  7. What are the limits of my coverage with an out-of-network provider?

Download and print the above questions HERE.

We can discuss the answers you get to the above questions when we talk on the phone or meet for the first time.

How much do your services cost?

Please feel free to call or email me for my current fee schedule.

Do you have a sliding scale?

Periodically, I have openings to work with people for a reduced rate.  Call to find out about availability.


What happens during the first appointment?

I see the first appointment as an opportunity to get to know you, to begin developing an understanding of what brings you to therapy, and to discuss how I can be helpful to you.  The first meeting is also an opportunity for you to get to know me so you can decide if I am the right person to help you address your concerns.

Prior to the first meeting I ask people to complete some paperwork which is submitted electronically.  Completing the online forms ahead of time allows us to spend the entire first session discussing your situation and what you would like to work on.

If we decide not to work together after our initial meeting, I do not charge for the appointment.  Approaching the first session this way gives you the opportunity to get a sense of me and how I work without having to make a financial commitment.  Please feel free to call if you have additional questions.



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