Whether it's your first time reaching out to a therapist, or you're returning to therapy, let's cover some basic information.
How do I set up an appointment with you?
The first step is to schedule a free 15 minute telephone consultation so we can make sure we'd work well together. During the consultation, I'll get some basic information about you, and you'll be able to ask me any questions you might have.
How long are sessions?
All sessions are 50 minutes long.
What can I expect during my first appointment with you?
The first appointment always feels a bit more formal. I'll review my practice policies with you and will leave room for any questions you might have had about your intake paperwork. From there, I'll run through a series of questions designed to help me get to know you better. You're also welcome to ask me questions about myself, and how I work. By the end of the first session, you and I will have established a few goals you'd like to accomplish in therapy.
Do you accept insurance?
I don't accept insurance, but I can provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Be sure to ask your insurance carrier if they will reimburse you for working with a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern.
I don't live in the state of Oregon, can I still see you for therapy?
I am only able to work with clients who currently reside in the state of Oregon. If you are an Oregon resident, but currently live in another state, you will need to contact a therapist who is licensed to practice in the state you currently live in.
My partner(s) and I don't live together. Can we access our online appointments on our own devices?
Yes! The HIPAA compliant platform I use allows for you and your partner(s) to join from separate devices.
Do you only work with Biracial Identity and Gambling Addiction?
Racial Identity and Gambling Addiction are my areas of clinical focus, but I work with a wide range of concerns, including grief, LGBTQ+ concerns, and sexual trauma.
How will I know if therapy is working for me?
I recommend committing to a minimum of 4-6 weekly sessions in order to best assess if therapy is working for you. This looks a little different for everyone, but here are some ways you might be able to tell if therapy is working for you: You speak more kindly to yourself, your communication with your partner leads to less arguing, you feel more confident about your identity, you are able to identify tools and resources to use in moments of distress, other people in your life notice changes you are making .