Our consultation is usually a 15-20 minute video or phone call to discuss what is bringing you to therapy, Ashley’s experience and approach. It’s also a chance for you to ask any questions to ensure this is a good fit. And completing a consultation does not make you a client yet, so feel free to schedule your consultation.
Similar to your free consultation call, we will be discussing your current lifestyle and stressors while getting to know one another better. The goal is to develop a safe environment for you to express yourself freely so we can do the necessary work towards your goals and practicing new skills.
Absolutely not! People ask for help when they believe support is available. Through our therapeutic work together, I can help you explore strengths and discover new ways of coping.
All of those things can help with self-awareness, growth, and accountability. It shows that you are already intentional about doing the work on yourself. AND regularly speaking with a licensed mental health therapist is still beneficial for you to help you approach situations with new alignment and understanding. Plus, counseling is completely confidential and the unbiased opinion of someone who is invested in your healing and wellbeing is a successful key to navigating life.
This answer depends on your goals. And I promise, there is not one “correct” answer. However during our sessions, we will evaluate and access goals, frequency of sessions, and discuss termination.
If you are interested in working with me but you are unable to afford it, please reach out to me to discuss your specific situation as I am able to provide a variety of referrals and resources.
You may use major credit cards and/or your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) cards. As these cards permit you to directly pay for medical services with pre-tax employment funds.
The short answer: no.
The long answer: I am an Out-of-Network (OON) mental health provider, meaning I am not paneled directly with any insurance companies. However, if you have a PPO health insurance plan with out of network mental health benefits, you may qualify for partial reimbursement of the cost of therapy. Please see the next question for more details.
If you would like to use your insurance benefits to pay for therapy, you can do so. As an OON provider, I am able to provide you with a monthly Superbill. This is a receipt of payments for our therapy sessions, which includes a mental health diagnosis. If you have a PPO insurance plan with OON benefits, you may be able to submit this Superbill to your insurance company for partial reimbursement of session fees.