How does therapy work?
We'll first assess and prioritize what is most getting in the way of who you want to be. We'll work together to meet your goals by exploring emotions, combining your past and present, and putting together a plan for the future. We'll meet often (typically weekly) to ensure you're on the path you want to be on as you work on your goals!
Is therapy confidential?
Yes. I am ethically and legally bound to keep what you share during our work together between you and me unless:
You give me your written permission (i.e., sign a release of information) to share specific information
You choose to use your insurance’s out-of-network benefits to get reimbursed for services (in which case, I will be required to share a diagnosis, dates of sessions you attended, a CPT code for services, and very occasionally, other information, such as a treatment summary)
You tell me that you want to hurt yourself
You tell me that someone is hurting a child or dependent adult
You tell me that you plan to hurt someone else
What if you can't help me?
My experience, education, and training may be right for you, but it isn't right for all. If I am not the right person to help you, I am happy to refer you to someone who might be a better fit.
Can I bring my baby?
Yes, babies in arms are totally welcome! That said, children who are mobile (crawling or walking) can present challenges in therapy, even in telehealth. Also, the therapy process sometimes brings up topics that might not be appropriate for young ears. I am happy to work with you on a case-by-case basis, so childcare does not prevent you from accessing services.
The exception for this may be in-person Circle of Security Parenting groups hosted in physical locations around the metro area. Please email to confirm whether babies may attend any in-person groups.
Do you offer "walk & talk" therapy?
Yes! I offer this service to certain areas around St. Louis only (specifically, the general Edwardsville area). This service is also schedule dependent. I’m a firm believer in the benefits of moving our bodies and of making movement a habit, and sometimes really great therapy happens while we’re moving. If you’re interested in doing walk & talk, or outdoor therapy, in a public area like a park, we’ll discuss the process during your initial intake session to see if it feels like a good fit. If it does, we can start meeting outside while we do our sessions.
This is a great option for children!
Do you take my insurance?
I am an out-of-network provider for insurance companies. This means that I don’t bill your insurance directly. I can, however, provide therapy clients with a superbill (which is an insurance-specific receipt) for any services rendered. You can then submit this superbill to your insurance company — insurance companies will typically reimburse you for a portion of your expenses from therapy or testing. That said, different insurance companies reimburse at different rates, so you’ll need to contact your insurance company directly to better understand your out-of-network benefits for mental health services.
What are your fees?
Fees for all services are listed here, in the "getting started" section. Generally speaking, 50-minute therapy sessions are $150/session and 50-minute parent coaching sessions are $175/session