INFORMATION ON RATES, REDUCED FEES & INSURANCE CAN BE FOUND ON THE “RATES” PAGE.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
At your first session a credit/debit/HSA card will be placed on file through Ivy Pay, which is a HIPPA compliant payment application designed just for therapists to process payments with clients at the touch of a button. This saves time in session and keeps your information secure and confidential. I also accept cash & Venmo as alternative forms of payment. I do not accept checks.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?
If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance for any cancellation, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. In emergency situations, I usually waive this policy, but this is up to my discretion. You may cancel your appointment by calling or texting 615.504.8337 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IS ONLINE THERAPY?
Through a HIPAA compliant video/audio platform, you are able to come to sessions remotely from the comfort of your couch, office, vacation rental, etc. as long as you have access to a good internet connection from your phone, tablet, ipad or computer. This can be really helpful for people with busy schedules who can’t spare the travel time, if you are out of town, dealing with inclement weather or don’t live within driving distance. It is discreet, easy to use and often makes quality therapy more accessible for those in rural areas or those who feel more comfortable in their own space.
DO YOU OFFER ONLINE THERAPY?
Yes, I do. Currently, I am licensed in the state of Tennessee and I am legally able to provide therapy to Tennessee residents. I require that the first consultation session be completed in person, but all follow up sessions can be done online.
HOW CAN I AFFORD THERAPY?
I understand that you have financial obligations and therapy is expensive. You also need to be happy and healthy so that you can show up fully for yourself and your relationships. A few hours a month spent caring for yourself equals a better quality of life for you and your loved ones. No amount of money saved is going to matter if you aren’t well.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE FIRST APPOINTMENT?
First, congratulations! You’re on your way to a healthier you! You will receive an invitation to join my client portal through TheraNest. At that time, you will be asked to fill out client intake forms electronically and submit them online. No hassle of downloading, printing and remembering to bring them with you!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FOR MY FIRST VISIT?
The first visit is a time for both you and your therapist to meet and decide if working together would be the best option for you. During this visit, your therapist will ask what brings you to therapy as well as additional questions about the information submitted on your intake forms in order to get a broader picture of who you are. With this information, your therapist is able to discuss the best course of treatment for you.
IS THERAPY CONFIDENTIAL?
Information disclosed to your therapist is privileged communication and cannot be disclosed without the consent of the client. There are exceptions to the general rule of legal confidentiality: Child abuse and/or neglect, Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Self-Harm/Harm to Others or it has been Court Ordered/Legally Subpoenaed.
DO YOU DO THERAPY SESSIONS OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE?
From time to time, clients like to meet in an alternate location (i.e. in public, or somewhere more conducive for them). My office is located on Music Row which is a great area with neighborhood sidewalks when the weather is nice! We may be able to accommodate this request, however, this can put your confidentiality at risk.
HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THERAPY?
This is a difficult question to answer because it varies for each client. Some clients begin therapy to help them through a transitional period in their lives (marriage/civil union, divorce, child birth, new job, relocation, etc). Often clients report a decrease in their symptoms of anxiety and/or depression after a few months. Other clients prefer to take more time since once they feel comfortable and begin talking about their initial concerns, additional questions arise that they would like to explore. I also work with clients dealing with extensive traumas and the therapy process can be 12+ months.