FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ARE YOU TAKING ON NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME?

Yes I have availability at this time. Please note this is an online only (tele-therapy) practice. Sessions are conducted via secure video calls. Clients must be physically residing in the state of Florida at the time of each session.

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

I am in network with United Healthcare/Optum plans, UMR, OSCAR, Humana, AvMed, and Aetna. If you do not have one of these health plans you would pay my cash rate. I do not take Medicare or Medicaid plans. Read more about insurances I take here.

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

Client's with insurance pay whatever their plan's copay for counseling is. For those paying out of pocket, couples counseling is $155 per session, and for individuals it is $125 per session. 

ARE YOU SEEING CLIENTS IN PERSON RIGHT NOW?

I am only seeing clients through teletherapy/online sessions. I am able to provide online counseling to anyone who is a Florida resident; you do not have to reside in the South Florida area.

WHAT PRESENTING PROBLEMS DO YOU TREAT?

Anxiety, depression, grief, abandonment issues, trauma, familial conflict, couples issues, LGBTQ+ related issues, loneliness, job related distress, loss of partner through separation/break up, gender/racial inequality, and overall emotional distress.

HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?

Each therapy session is about 50-55 minutes long.

WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

I accept credit card or debit card. I will send you a credit card form to fill out before the first session in your patient portal. I will charge your copay or session rate to your card automatically after your session.

WHAT TYPE OF THERAPY TECHNIQUES DO YOU USE?

I use an eclectic style of therapy, with influences from the following theories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman, and Person Centered. I use what I think is helpful in the moment with my clients. I walk with my clients to where they want to go, the past or the present.

CAN I CONTACT YOU BY EMAIL?

Yes, feel free to contact me by email but please note that this is not a means of emergency contact. Please allow me a minimum of 24 hours to respond, and do not email me any sensitive information in order to protect your privacy.

WHAT AGES DO YOU WORK WITH?

I work with clients aged 18 and up.

IS YOUR PRACTICE INCLUSIVE?

Yes. I have experience working with people of color and the LGBTQIA community (and other marginalized groups). This is a no judgement, compassionate listening and understanding practice.

ARE THERE ANY ISSUES OR TYPES OF CLIENTS THAT YOU DON’T WORK WITH?

I do not work with minors, nor do I conduct child custody evaluations or custody recommendations. I also do not provide treatment for eating disorders, psychotic disorders (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, etc), or personality disorders. Due to state licensing laws, I can only provide therapy and counseling to individuals physically residing in Florida.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

There is a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you do not notify me at least 24 hours before your appointment, you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee, which will be charged to your credit card. 

DO YOU SPEAK SPANISH?

Although I understand Spanish perfectly, I do not have 100% confidence in my speaking skills to be able to conduct an entire session in Spanish; therefore I do not offer sessions in Spanish. However, I often have clients speak "Spanglish" with me in sessions, with no problem on my part. 

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I BE IN THERAPY FOR?

That is entirely up to you based on your needs, availability, financials, etc. The majority of my clients I see on a weekly basis, while some are bi-weekly or as needed. In general, most clients are in therapy for at least a period of 3 months, if not much longer depending on their presenting problem. We will figure out what best suits your needs together.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?

I am available in the afternoon and evening hours during the week. I also have some limited weekend hours available.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A THERAPIST FOR?

I've been working as a therapist since 2014. It will be 8 years this year.