FAQuestions about Counseling and Psychotherapy
I utilize a cutting-edge, neuroscience-based approach intended to pinpoint and resolve difficult problems quickly, easily, and automatically. Clients are often astounded at the shifts and changes we can make in just a first session.
I work with adults (18 and up), couples (married or not, opposite sex or same sex), families, and groups.
I do full 1 hour sessions. Depending on the issue to be resolved, a 1.5 to 2 hour session may be suggested. Many clients even request 1.5 hour or 2 hour sessions just to get more accomplished. You will see how we work at our first session and can then choose the length of subsequent sessions. Couples sessions always benefit from being at least 1.5 hours.
Our sessions are $300/hour. 1 – 2 sessions with me can easily replace months (or years) of traditional therapy. I have received scores of comments from clients about the efficiency and ease of transformation they obtained.
Perhaps the best one: “I felt more of an improvement after even the initial 20-minute consultation with you then I did from all the therapists I’ve seen over the previous 20 years!”
Payment is due at the end of each session in the form of cash, credit, or debit card, HSA (Health Savings Account) and FSA (Flexible Spending Account) cards, or electronic transfer (Apple Pay, etc.)
No, I am not in-network with any insurance companies. However, there is one possible alternative if you would like to use your insurance: check with your provider to see if your coverage includes Out of Network (OON) benefits for mental health visits. If you have OON coverage, you would pay for the service at the time of your appointment, then I will provide you with a SuperBill which you will send to your provider to seek reimbursement directly from them.
Note: There is only ONE way to ensure that all topics and issues we discuss in a session stay 100% confidential and only between you and I, and that is self-pay with no insurance, which is the framework I use.
Please be advised when using insurance:1) all insurance companies require a mental disorder diagnosis 2) they may request a copy of our session notes” 3) they may decline your request for reimbursement 4) they may dictate the number of sessions and the length of the sessions 5) anyone who comes in contact with your personal health information in the chain of insurance processing has access to it; the exact opposite of confidentiality.
A mental disorder diagnosis will become a part of your permanent health record. It can work against you when attempting to get certain insurances, apply for certain licenses, or in your military or business career, as anyone who has a “legitimate” reason to access the medical database can view your records.
For these reasons, I have decided not to accept health insurance directly.
Yes! Due to the way I work, video and phone sessions are every bit as effective as in-person sessions. Additionally, many people find them preferable due to ease of scheduling (no travel time) or where they are physically located (not near Santa Fe).
Confidentiality is a large part of what makes counseling successful. For many people, it is the only safe, non-judgmental, and confidential place where they can feel completely at ease to talk about absolutely anything. Nothing that we talk about nor any identifying characteristics of you will ever be discussed outside of our meetings.
The consultation is a great way for me to learn what you’ve been experiencing so I can then know how I can be of benefit for you. If you are initially hesitant to reach out to a stranger for counseling, it is also a way for you to get more comfortable and familiar with me before we do a session.
Sessions are available weekdays from 9 am – 7 pm. Other days and times are available by request with additional cost.
Please call, text, or email. If I am in session, please leave a message and I will return your phone call, text, or email the same day. If you are contacting me for an appointment, please let me know of a few days and times that would work for you.
My practice thrives on referrals from clients. If you like the services you receive, please feel free to refer me to your friends, family, or co-workers.