Frequently asked questions
How do I know if I need a therapist?
People seek individual treatment for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. If you are considering any of these please contact me for a consultation.
I'm new to therapy, what should I expect?
You can expect to be welcomed as you are, challenged and transformed. The challenge will come from identifying negative patterns and unlearning ways of thinking that have consistently led to negative behaviors and unhappiness. This will not be an easy process, but it will be rewarding as you begin to achieve your goals. I am committed to supporting you throughout this journey.
What is a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT)?
Marriage and Family Therapists are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems and licensed to independently diagnose and treat mental health and substance abuse problems. MFTs focus on understanding their client’s symptoms and interactional patterns within their existing environment and treat their clients from a relationship perspective.
Do you accept insurance?
I'm accepting Wisconsin clients who are private pay, or have UnitedHealth.
I am considered an out-of-network provider with most insurance plans.
If you would like to utilize your insurance to cover some of the cost of services, I can provide you with a “superbill.” A superbill is an itemized form used by healthcare providers for reflecting rendered services. This means you the client pay out-of-pocket for therapy services, and I provide you the client with a superbill to present to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
Not every insurance will reimburse you therefore, it is your responsibility to check with your provider and see if that is an option. If you would like to keep your care private, I will gladly work out a rate that is manageable for you to pay out of pocket.
Do you offer a sliding fee scale?
Everyone should have access to mental health treatment. I offer a few sliding fee slots for clients experiencing economic hardship. You can inquire about sliding fees during your consultation.
If you are eligible, you may be asked to provide supporting information about your need for a sliding scale. When your situation improves or when I do periodic reassessments, you will begin paying the regular fee for service so another person benefits from the few slots offered annually. This is my way of giving back to the community and making mental services accessible for all.