FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE YOU TAKING ON NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME?
Yes I have some openings. 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.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
My fee for couples counseling is $125 per session, and for individuals it is $100 per session. I am also taking some limited insurance plans including United Health Care.
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 physically in Florida; 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 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 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, Feminist, 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 (as well as 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 generally 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 9 years this year.
WHAT TYPE OF THERAPIST ARE YOU?
I am a master's level, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I see individuals and couples in my practice.
DO YOU COMPLETE ESA LETTERS?
I will not complete ESA letters for clients I do not have an established long term relationship with (even so I typically will complete these on a limited basis). If you are coming to therapy for just this purpose, I recommend looking up ESA Doggy or Pettable.