Will anyone know that I’m coming to therapy?
Therapy is your personal business. Part of the reason I don’t accept insurance is because I want to ensure your upmost confidentiality. Our sessions will be between us, and it will be your choice if you want to include anyone else in this process, such as a family member.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. I want to ensure you have the tools to continue pushing forward.
Does therapy via video really work? Isn’t it better to meet in person?
Telehealth therapy allows you the convenience to meet where you are, whether it’s at home, at work, or in your car during lunch. This ensures your privacy, and prevents you from having to find additional time to drive to an office or figure out childcare issues. Research shows us that therapy conducted via telehealth is just as effective as in person therapy, just more convenient. However, I’m happy to meet with you for a free consultation to determine if you are comfortable with telehealth, and if not, I can assist you in finding an in person provider.
Do I have to be in a certain location to meet with you?
The benefits of telehealth therapy means that I can see anyone throughout the states of Texas and North Carolina, including San Antonio, New Braunfels, Schertz, Cibolo, Fort Hood, Arlington, Killeen, Harker Heights, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Houston, Lubbock, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Havelock, New Bern, Morehead City, Fayetteville, Manchester, Greensboro, Southern Pines, Cumberland, Elizabeth City, and Jacksonville.
When are you available to meet?
I’m available during a variety of times during the week, but I also offer lunchtime appointments for your convenience.
Monday: 10:00-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 08:15-3:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00-5:00 pm
Friday: 0900-2:00 pm
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. As a mental health professional, I can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.