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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Do you offer free consultations?
    Yes, I do. You can schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with me to get to know each other and determine if we are a good fit. This is your opportunity to ask questions and for me to understand your needs.
  • How can I request a new appointment?
    You can request a free 15-minute appointment here. Or, feel free to contact me online or call me at 608-305-4150.
  • What are your rates per session?
    Rates vary based on the duration of your session. Please visit my Services page for detailed information.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    No, I do not participate in-network with any insurance plans. However, I can provide you with a super bill that you can submit for coverage if you have a PPO. You can check your mental health benefits, including deductibles and copays, with your insurance provider.
  • Where do you provide treatment?
    I have an onsite practice location in Madison, Wisconsin. And I offer online treatment throughout the entire state of Wisconsin.
  • What can I expect during my first visit?
    The initial assessment involves discussing your current concerns, history, and treatment goals. After a few sessions, I provide further feedback and additional treatment recommendations.
  • How do I know if we're a good fit?
    I offer a free 15-minute consultation for us to assess your needs, discuss my approach and services, and figure out if we will be a good fit moving forward. You can also contact me for further information.
  • What age groups do you see?
    I work with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages, with a special interest in families.
  • What types of patients or problems are best suited to your practice?
    I see a wide range of patients with various issues, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, insomnia, chronic fatigue, stress, and burnout.
  • What types of therapy do you offer?
    My approach is eclectic, incorporating elements of psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and lifestyle interventions to tailor treatment to your needs.
  • Can I just take medication?
    Medication can be effective but is often best combined with counseling to explore and address underlying issues.
  • What is your typical treatment structure?
    Most patients have weekly 50-minute sessions since a regular schedule helps to build a treatment alliance and promote comfort. I can also accommodate more frequent therapy from two to five times weekly, but frequency can vary based on your specific needs.
  • How does therapy work?
    Each person has a unique history, specific issues, and goals for treatment, which is why an overall eclectic approach is most helpful for people. Sessions are tailored to your unique needs and may involve different therapies.
  • What can I expect during my first visit?
    The initial assessment involves discussing your current concerns, history, and treatment goals. After a few sessions, I provide further feedback and additional treatment recommendations.
  • How long does it take to feel better?
    This varies by individual. Some feel relief after one session, while others may take more time. Your active participation and the goodness of fit with your therapist are keys to success.
  • What can I expect to get out of therapy?
    Therapy can provide clarity, relief, confidence, and solutions to various life situations.
  • Why choose therapy when I can try other self-help methods?
    While self-help methods can be beneficial, therapy offers a unique opportunity to explore deep emotional underpinnings and create profound changes in thinking, feeling, and behavior.
  • Do I really need therapy?
    Your initial assessment will help determine if therapy is suitable for you. Seeking help is a sign of strength and courage.
  • What's the difference between talking to you and talking to a friend or family member?
    A mental health professional offers trained expertise, confidentiality, and a non-judgmental space for self-exploration.
  • How can I request a new appointment?
    You can request a free 15-minute appointment here. Or, feel free to contact me online or call me at 608-305-4150.
  • What are your rates per session?
    Rates vary based on the duration of your session. Please visit my Services page for detailed information.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    No, I do not participate in-network with any insurance plans. However, I can provide you with a super bill that you can submit for coverage if you have a PPO. You can check your mental health benefits, including deductibles and copays, with your insurance provider.
  • How do I know if we're a good fit?
    I offer a free 15-minute consultation for us to assess your needs, discuss my approach and services, and figure out if we will be a good fit moving forward. You can also contact me for further information.
  • What age groups do you see?
    I work with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages.
  • What is your typical treatment structure?
    Most patients have weekly 50-minute sessions since a regular schedule helps to build a treatment alliance and promote comfort. I can also accommodate more frequent therapy from two to five times weekly, but frequency can vary based on your specific needs.
  • Do you see patients on-site or virtually?
    I have an onsite location at 345 W Washington Avenue in Madison, WI, but I can see patients throughout Wisconsin virtually. Whether appointments are onsite or virtual depends in part on patient preference, clinical need, and accessibility.
  • What types of patients or problems are best suited to your practice?
    I see a wide range of patients with various issues, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, insomnia, chronic fatigue, stress, and burnout.
  • What types of therapy do you offer?
    My approach is eclectic, incorporating elements of psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and lifestyle interventions to tailor treatment to your needs.
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