Frequently Asked Questions
Your Questions Answered
Do you take insurance? Which ones? How do I get reimbursed?
At this time, I do not accept any insurance, nor am I able to help you get reimbursed through your insurance.
How do you help people with Chronic illness?
I have a unique way of going about therapy with these clients. In the intake session, I will also gather a list of physical symptoms and medical diagnoses. This list then helps me create another list of the emotional issues associated with the physical manifestation of disease within the body. Subsequent sessions are then focused on the mind-body connection, and processing those emotions that are still stuck in the body and need to be released. This is where I will also bring in somatic therapy and energy healing to aid the body in a rapid healing process.
How do I access your office? Is there parking?
Janesville: We have a parking lot next to our building, and street parking in front of the building. If those are full, there is a parking garage that is located right behind Whiskey Ranch on Parker Drive & Wall Street.
Madison: Parking lot surrounding the building
Do I really need therapy?
We can decide that together! If what you’re experiencing now has been bothering you for at least a few months, it’s time to talk about it. If everything you’ve tried on your own isn’t making it subside, it’s time to talk about it. I want to make sure therapy is a good fit for you just as much as you do.
What are your fees?
Session rate is $250
Sliding scale $75-$150
Financial hardship rates available (if I have open slots)
Can we do video calls or phone calls instead of me coming to your office? OR Do you also accept people in your office, or are you video-based only?
I prefer to meet with you face to face in the office. I think there’s more power in showing up somewhere for yourself than just facing a screen. Regardless, I do have the ability to do video sessions should you live over an hour away from either of my 2 offices, or an emergency arises and you cannot physically make it in person. On the rare occasion technology decides to crash, we can have a phone session.
What if I can't come to a session?
As soon as you know you cannot make it, please text me so I am aware and can try to fill that time. We can either reschedule for another time that week, or wait until the following week. Should attendance become a problem, we will address that together on whether or not therapy is something you can commit to at this time in your life. I currently do not have a no-show fee, and do not want to have to instate one.
How do we start the process?
We’ll start with a quick consult to make sure we’re a good fit for each other. If we are, then we’ll get you scheduled for an “Intake session” and I will send you some paperwork to fill out ahead of time. At your Intake session, we’ll review what you filled out on your paperwork, logistics, payment if we haven’t done so yet, and set up some goals for us to work on together.
Is therapy confidential?
Therapy is confidential, however, there are instances when I can choose to break it. These instances would involve things like suicide, homicide, or abuse. As a therapist I am considered a “mandated reporter” and am ethically bound to report this in order to keep you safe, as well as the people around you safe.
Other instances may involve court cases. I need a subpoena to release any records. Another instance might involve case consultation with others in my field. Case consultation happens when a therapist seeks guidance from another on how to best help a client when the therapist feels “stuck” and needs another set of eyes to help a client continue to make progress. No identifying demographic information is shared in such an instance. Thus, who you are will remain anonymous.
Is there documentation I need to fill out before we begin?
Yes! I will email you an Intake form. This gives me an idea of what is going on before you even walk into the room for the first time. It will help me to guide our initial session so I can gather as much data as possible. This is what helps me to create appropriate goals for a treatment plan for you.
How do I know you’re the best choice for me?
If you’ve read through my website and gotten to know me and who I work best with, you should have a pretty good idea if I’m the therapist for you. My clients tell me they do a lot of research before they find me – so make sure you do the same. If you’re still not sure, let’s have a quick chat and talk about those concerns before you commit to anything.