Does therapy work?
Yes, therapy can be the impetus for tremendous personal growth and healing, and the research is clear on this.
How long does therapy take?
It depends on many factors, but research indicates that the benefits of therapy are more permanent as the length of treatment increases. However, the number of sessions often depends on the individual and their presenting issues. As such I recognize and appreciate the real-world limitations that often exist, and together we can create a plan that works best for you.
Are you a certified mental health counselor?
Yes, I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina, a designation only given to individuals who have completed rigorous Master’s level training, completed at least 3000 hours of supervised clinical work, passed the required examinations, and completed the ongoing training required by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. In addition, I have completed many more hours of training in modern psychoanalysis, play therapy, grief counseling, substance abuse, and other training.
In which areas of mental health do you have expertise?
The most important predictor of positive outcomes in therapy is a feeling of connection with the therapist. I work from a holistic perspective, and as such, I see clients from across the developmental spectrum struggling with a wide variety of issues, including men’s issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family of origin issues, and addiction. However, I do have extensive training and experience in grief and loss, in all its different forms.
What can I talk about during sessions?
The therapeutic relationship is a special and sacred one in that you can discuss even the most private and difficult topics, in a safe and confidential environment.
Are sessions private?
Absolutely. I am bound to maintain your confidentiality, and no information is released without your consent, unless you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, report elder or child abuse, or sign a written release of information.
How long are sessions?
All sessions are 50 minutes long.
Are you LGBTQIA-friendly?
Absolutely. I happily work with clients of all sexual identities and orientations, and I strongly advocate your fundamental right to embrace and express your individuality.
Do you have a sliding scale fee?
Yes. A limited number of sliding scale fee slots are available for those experiencing financial strain. Payment details can be discussed in person.
What kind of payment do you accept?
I currently accept payment through IVY Pay, a HIPPA-compliant credit card/HSA card management system designed specifically for therapists. This process is simple, secure, and private.
What happens if I have to cancel?
If you need to cancel, please provide at least 48 hours notice. If you do not show up for an appointment, or fail to give at least 48 hours notice, you will be charged the full amount for the session (not just the copay).
How can I get started?
Call or email to arrange an appointment. See the Contact page for details.