Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What should I expect when calling to schedule an appointment?
Prior to your initial visit, or initial assessment, you will be scheduled for a brief phone consultation. The purpose of the consultation is to gain a better insight on the type of support you are seeking in treatment, verify insurance coverage/rates, and also to determine if I am able to meet your needs based on my experience and style as a clinician. Once the phone consultation is complete, the initial visit will then be scheduled. Shortly after, you will be emailed consents/questionnaires to be e-signed 48 hours prior to the initial visit. If consents/questionnaires are not returned 48 hours prior to the initial visit then the appointment will be rescheduled.
What happens during the first visit?
During the initial visit, I gather background history and clarify your concerns. This information allows me to develop a diagnosis and appropriate goals to begin treatment. The goals are formulated based on your stated desired outcomes along with my clinical impression. Also, during the initial visit, we will explore frequency of therapy sessions.
How is therapy usually structured?
Clients are typically seen on a weekly or biweekly basis depending upon your individual needs and/or time constraints. Therapy sessions are 50 minutes. However, the initial visit is 80 minutes to allow time for history gathering and additional questions that may arise.
Please keep in mind that therapy is a process and is unique to everyone. Be patient with yourself and allow for flexibility as your needs and symptoms will change over the course of treatment.
How much does therapy cost -or- What insurance plans do you accept?
Services may be partially or fully covered by your insurance plan. For questions or concerns regarding coverage, it can be helpful to contact your insurance company directly prior to scheduling the initial visit.
Currently, I accept CareSource, Medicaid, and Molina insurances. If you are not covered by any of these insurance plans, rates can be discussed during the phone consultation.
What to do if I experience a mental health crisis in between therapy sessions?
***For an immediate crisis, please dial 911 or go the nearest emergency room***
Crisis Text Line: text 4hope to 741741
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center: 1228 Euclid Ave #200 Cleve, OH/ Tel: 216-619-6194
Domestic Violence Child Advocacy Center: 24 hour Helpline Tel: 216-391-HELP (4357)
Mobile Crisis 24/7 hotline (mental health crisis): Tel: 216-623-6888
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273- TALK (8255)