Frequently asked questions
How long are sessions and how many times per week do we meet?
Sessions are 55 minutes. 90 minute sessions are also an option, and can be particularly beneficial for couples or families. Most clients are seen once a week in the beginning, then, as time goes on, less frequently. The number of sessions depends on what your current needs are.
What can I expect from counseling?
Counseling is most effective when it is a collaborative effort. It is exremely important that you are involved in identifying treatment goals and a course of action. We will work together to outline the areas that you would like to work on and make a plan to address these areas. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy; therefore we will create a treatment plan that is specific to you and takes into consideration your preferences in regards to treatment type (talk therapy, EMDR, TF-CBT) and frequency & length of treatment. We will frequently re-assess your progress and goals and can make changes a long the way. Your success is my priority, so I appreciate any feedback which enables me to improve your therapeutic experience. If there is something that is not working for you or something you would like to try in order to achieve your goals, please let me know. I consider you the expert in your life and am here to serve as a guide on your journey to health and wellness.
How long will I be in counseling?
The length of time a client is in counseling depends the nature of the problem and the goals of the counseling. Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a set course of counseling. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period.
Where is your office located?
My office is located at 3000 Joe DiMaggio BlvdSuite 86, Round Rock, TX 78665. From 1-35 N you will need take EXIT 253 toward US-79/Taylor/Hutto. Turn right onto US-79/W Palm Valley and head towards the Dell Diamond. Turn left at the light at Joe DiMaggio Blvd. Turn right into Legends Village business complex. You will see a gazebo on the left and our building will be across the complex on the left: Suite 86.
What should I do if I have an emergency outside of session?
For severe or life-threatening psychiatric situations, immediately call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room. You can also contact the Williamson County Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MOT) at 512-864-8277.
For non-life-threatening issues, you are welcome to phone me and leave a message. Calls are generally returned within 24 hours during the work week. And therapeutic care/consultation telephone calls beyond five (5) minutes are charged at the session rate on a pro-rated basis. Some clients prefer to communicate via email, but due to electronic privacy issues I do not discuss clinical information via e-mail or text message.
What are your fees for counseling services?
$130 for an initial consultation.
$115 for a 55-60 minute individual or couples session.
$100 for a 45-50 minute individual or couples session.
$115 for a 90 minute family or couples session.
Payment is due at the time that services are rendered. I will not carry a balance.
I will accept a limited amount of sliding-scale clients for those who need financial assistance. Please inquire about this when you make your appointment.
Currently I am accepting Aetna, United Healthcare/Optum, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Sendero Health insurances.