Q: Do you take insurance?
I am currently in the process of being approved for multiple insurance panels, and will make updates as things develop. For the moment, I am out of pocket only, and sessions are $100/hour. However, I can provide a bill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Additionally, I have some sliding-scale availability that varies - feel free to inquire.
Q: What do you love most about your job?
I consider it an absolute privilege to be invited into the course of someone's journey through life. I consider my job to be primarily helping walk beside individuals, families, romantic and/or sexual partners, and others in order to help point out some paths that had perhaps not been seen, explore well-tread paths that now lead nowhere, and above all else - to help the person(s) in front of me to find their preferred self, and supporting them through it.
Q: Why should I choose you?
Some times that I might be a good choice to explore:
1) If you are looking for a transgender identified therapist, or if you/someone close to you, or your child is exploring gender and you/they would like support from someone both trans and professionally trained.
2) If you are tired of having to explain polyamory, kink/BDSM, or radical political beliefs to your therapists, and end sessions feeling like you were the ones teaching them.
3) If you are looking for a Narrative-focused therapist who utilizes a variety of methods to suit the individual(s) as people in a whole-life, contextually-based therapeutic experience.
4) If you do not want official diagnoses "on record"
5) If you are interested in exploring historical trauma experienced in the mental health field, and/or would like help understanding/navigating the process for filing a grievance against a mental health professional or agency which caused you harm.
Q: What inspired you to start working in private practice?
As an AMFT and APCC, it has been vitally important to me that I not compromise my ethics and values in the pursuit of my license. I have been extremely fortunate in that, finding Narrative Therapy early on in my career, and resonating with the ways in which the values match my own. Some of these include: depathologization - I only diagnose at request of my client(s), I do my best to increase access by offering free advocacy for folks who have insurance about how to be reimbursed, I hold my duty as a confidant and the connections that are built through therapy very close to my heart. To accommodate all these things, and so many more, private practice was the most effective way to start branching out into the world beyond just the non-profit complex, while still doing the most good I am able.