Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some frequently asked questions. Don’t see your question? Feel free to get in touch.

What does the therapy process look like?

All services can be scheduled through my website, calling me, or sending me an e-mail. If you feel like you have questions that haven’t been answered on the website, feel free to schedule a 15 minute phone consultation. If you feel like you’re ready to set up an appointment, the first one will be the initial assessment. This is a deep dive into your concerns and history. Once you schedule this meeting, you will be sent an e-mail with a link to the intake paperwork, which includes practice policies, consent forms, an intake questionnaire, and payment information. These forms will need to be completed prior to our first meeting. 

The initial assessment will be a lot of me asking you questions about yourself. This meeting is designed to help me understand how various pieces of your life might be contributing to current concerns, and it gives you the opportunity to get a feel for me and whether we mesh. At the end of this session, we always spend time talking about your goals, so I encourage you to begin thinking about that before even setting up an appointment. At the end of the meeting, we’ll determine whether my areas of expertise and my therapy style are the right fit for what you are looking for in a therapist. If we both decide it’s a good match, we’ll discuss a more specific plan for moving forward. 

Therapy is a very individual experience based on what concerns you want to work on. Throughout our work together, it’s important that we continue to check in that we are making progress toward your goals. 

How do I assess whether we are a good fit?

A big part of what makes therapy successful is the relationship you have with your therapist, which is why I am emphasizing the idea us being a good match. I feel like the best way to assess this is to listen to your intuition. A session with a therapist who is a good fit for you will likely leave you feeling energized and ready to keep exploring and learning about yourself. Another aspect of fit is finding someone with experience in treating your concerns specifically. 

Tell me about your training.

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and my master’s and doctoral degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have had experience working with clients in a hospital, college counseling centers, and providing treatment for eating disorders. The majority of my experience has been working with clients in an outpatient setting. I use a variety of therapeutic tools with my clients, including self-compassion, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness. I really enjoy the field of psychology and staying up to date on latest practices and research and bring this information to my work with clients.

Do you have any areas of specialization?

I do a lot of work around self-compassion and the idea of leaning and growing into the most authentic version of who we are. This list encompasses some of the concerns I work with most frequently and have training in treating. This list is not comprehensive. If you don’t see your concern mentioned, feel free to connect with me and see if it’s something I can help you with. 

Anxiety
Imposter Syndrome
Perfectionism
Family of Origin Concerns
Relationship Issues
Disordered Eating
Body Image Concerns
Self-Esteem
Career Concerns

What are your fees, and do you take insurance?

Initial Assessment $200

Individual Therapy Session $175

I am out of network with all insurance plans. Some insurance plans will provide reimbursement for out of network providers. You can contact them and ask if they provide reimbursement and specifically what the reimbursement is for the CPT billing code 90791 (the initial assessment) and code 90837 (individual therapy session) at the above rates. I’m happy to further discuss this process with you if that is something your insurance plan allows. Usually it consists of filling out a form and providing a Superbill, which I will provide for you. You can also use an HSA or FSA to pay for sessions.

What’s your cancellation policy?

I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you don’t cancel prior to 24 hours before the session, you will be charged the full session fee.

What’s the best way to get in touch with you?

If you have a quick question, feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail. I try to respond within 24 hours. If you have a question or concern about ongoing work together, please use the secure messaging through the client portal. If you’re looking to schedule an appointment, you can call, e-mail, or use the link at the top of the page. 

Do you have an office?

Right now I am providing all services through Telehealth.