Frequently Asked Questions

Practical Questions

Where is the office located?

3463 NW 13th Street, Suite C, Gainesville, FL 32609

It’s a two-story yellow and green building.

Is there parking?

There’s a parking lot right in front of the building, so you should have no issues. If the lot is full, you’re able to park in the grass next to the church.

What are your office hours?

I have flexible hours to accommodate working parents and school schedules. I can offer evening and weekend appointments.

How much does a session cost and how do I pay?

Individual sessions are $85, and Family sessions are $100. You can pay with cash, check or card (I use a Square Reader).

Do you take insurance?

I don’t take insurance, but am considered an out-of-network for many companies. My experience is that insurance companies expect certain things from not only me as a therapist, but you as a client. It takes away our ability to work on what you want to work on. So, I do not take it, but can provide you with what we call a Superbill, so you can submit for reimbursement, which is what several of my current clients do.

I’m ready; how do I make an appointment?

Great! You can shoot me an email, give me a call, or put in a request right here on my site. I’ll get back with you, and we can schedule something right away.

Therapy Questions

What kind of clients do you work with?

I really enjoy working with kids, adolescents, college-age adults and their families.

Are you LGBTQIA friendly?

Absolutely!

What’s the first session like?

The first session is for us to get to know each other and for you to let me know what brought you into my office and onto my couch.

I don’t do a formal evaluation and prefer for us to really get started on building our relationship and working together right away to understand what it is that made you decide to come to therapy. We’ll talk, you can get a drink of water, we may even play a game. Whatever will help you feel comfortable in my space, talking about you.

I’m a kid, are you going to tell my parents everything I say to you?

Nope! I firmly believe that what’s shared with me is not my information to tell. I can help you share it if you want, or it can stay between us. I am a mandated reporter though, so if you tell me that someone is hurting you, you’re hurting someone (or planning to) or that you’re going to hurt yourself, I will need to get others involved.

But really. You won’t tell my parents what we talk about?

Really, no. In one of my forms that your parent signs before we start therapy, it says that we may talk about things individually that I don’t share with them. If we talk about it in family therapy with them present, it’s fair game for us to process and talk about. But if it’s just us and doesn’t meet the criteria above, it stays between me, you and the aloe plant.

What can a therapist do?

I don’t have a magic wand, although sometimes I wish I did. The way I think about what exactly I can do is this – I can help you take all the confusing, rambling and concerning thoughts out of your brain and help you put them into an order that makes a little more sense.

I can listen. I can believe the things you say. I can give feedback on what you share with me, and I can help you look at things from a perspective of someone who has lots of experience with different life challenges.

How do I know if you’re the right therapist for me? Have you seen Psychology Today?!

There are a lot of amazing therapists in the area FOR SURE. You won’t know if I’m the right therapist for you until you meet me, or at least set up an initial consultation. Click the link, pick up the phone, or fill out the form. Let’s talk!

Weird Stuff

What’s it like in your office?

My office is a light green color. There’s a couch, a rug, a desk and some chairs. There are some plants, too, that I really like and try very hard to keep alive and happy. It’s part of an office suite, so we have a waiting room with bathrooms and water, as well.