Authenticity is about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest.
The choice to let our true selves be seen.
Due to the precautions put in place for COVID-19, I will only be scheduling virtual sessions at this time. It is my goal to help you navigate life in the midst of everything going on around us and I believe virtual sessions are just as effective in reaching this goal. Please contact me if you have any questions or just want to learn more about this simple process. I look forward to helping you in any way I can.
Why go to a therapist?
Going to a therapist can be a worthwhile, growing and stabilizing experience, good for times when you have specific problems, interpersonal problems, or generally feeling down. You can go to a therapist once, for a few months or embark on long-term therapy – each depends on the needs, expectations and goals of each individual.
What makes therapy successful?
In short, you make therapy successful. Not all therapy experiences are the same and the biggest cause of this is that each person is different and brings different expectations, talents and experiences into the therapy relationship. Success in therapy is in your control. If you don't take responsibility for your own mental health, there isn't much a therapist can do to come alongside you.
How do I prepare for my first session?
Show up with the intention to be as open and honest about yourself as you can be. I will want to learn about what is bringing you to therapy at this time in your life and hopefully you will be interested in filling me in. At the same time I am learning about you, you will also be gauging how comfortable you feel with me as your therapist and if you are willing to move forward in a therapeutic relationship. The success of therapy is determined more by the quality of the relationship than the theoretical orientation of the therapist.
You will receive an email with the link to a secure client portal. Here, you will complete all intake paperwork (HIPAA, financial, emergency contact, etc). All of this paperwork needs to be completed no later than 24 hours prior to your first scheduled session so the therapist has ample time to make sure everything is in order. Should you have any questions, contact information will be provided in the email should you wish to reach out.
Do you take my insurance?
No, I do not accept insurances. If you would like to see if your insurance will cover my services, contact your insurance provider before our first session. Your insurance will be able to inform you of the amount they will reimburse you to see an Out-of-Network Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I will give you a receipt for your sessions that will have all the required information an insurance company requires should you choose. Payment is due at the completion of your session and then it is your responsibility to submit the statement/bill directly to your insurance company. When the reimbursement check comes, it goes to you, not to me.
NOTE: Insurance will not reimburse for couples counseling, so this is not an option for my couples counseling clients.
What is an acceptable form of payment?
Debit/credit cards, and checks (pre-arranged and made payable to "Anchored Hope Counseling") are acceptable forms of payment. I will provide you with a receipt for your own personal records if requested.
* During COVID-19 where video sessions are the only type offered, credit cards are the only accepted form of payment.
How do I get started?
Call, text, or email me. You will find my contact information on the Contact page on this website as well as a contact form if you would rather go that route. If you know you want to get started, let's schedule a session. Give me a call or send me an email to schedule. I look forward to working with you.