Q. It's My First Time Seeing a Therapist.  What Should I Expect?

A: Participation in therapy can result in a number of benefits to you, including improving your interpersonal relationships and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek therapy. Remembering unpleasant events and becoming aware of feelings attached to those events can bring on strong feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, etc At the start, we partner together creating rapport. It's important that the fit is right and we trust that we can work together well. It may feel a bit like talking to a friend as we create a therapeutic relationship. There may be homework and activities for you to complete between sessions.

Q. How Do I Know if I Need Therapy?

A: 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.

Q: How Often Should I (we) Attend Therapy?

A: Therapy sessions are 50 minutes each and occur on a weekly basis. Additional or fewer sessions are determined based on client needs and in consultation with your therapist. A client(s) and therapist may work together for as few as five (5) sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.

Q: What is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)?

A: 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.

Q: What Are Your Fees?

Individual Therapy $100 per 60 min. session Couples Therapy $125 per 60 min session $150 per 90 min session

Q: Do you Accept Insurance?

I currently participate with:

  • UnitedHealth
  • Wisconsin Medicaid
  • Out-of-Network
If your policy includes out-of-network mental health benefits, I make the reimbursement process as seamless as possible by providing all the necessary paperwork, including receipts and diagnosis codes, in a timely fashion. Additionally, if your employer offers Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or Flex Savings Accounts (FSAs) those can be used for reimbursement of services as well. Here are the questions to ask your insurance provider:
  1. Does my policy include out-of-network coverage for mental health services?
  2. Does my policy have any deductibles or co-pays? If so, what are they?
  3. Will services provided by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist be reimbursed by my policy?