How do you find the right therapist?
That's a great question! Research about the effectiveness of therapy tells us that the quality of the relationship developed between you & the therapist is crucial. Feeling heard, understood, and not judged helps create a recipe for healing.
Questions to consider are: "Do I feel safe my therapist?", "Can I be honest & vulnerable with them?", "Can I trust them?", and "Do I feel heard by them?"
How long can I expect to be in therapy?
The length of therapy can very greatly depending on your individual need. Therapy can last anywhere from a single session to several months or years. Some clients attend therapy with a specific problem they want to solve and will find that one or two sessions is enough. Other people who would like to work on more complicated issues they are struggling with may decide they need a few months or longer to understand and resolve their issues.
How much do you charge?
For individuals we charge $130 per 50 minute session.
For couples & families, we charge $150 per 50 minute session.
What if I can't afford your fee?
A sliding scale is available. We are willing to adjust our fees in order to insure that anyone who wants help is able to receive it regardless of income.
Online/Virtual Therapy? How does that work?
If you are used to in-person therapy appointments, adjusting to online therapy can feel a little weird at first. We have found that by the 2nd to 3rd session you feel much more comfortable with the format.
If this is your first time in therapy, online/virtual therapy can feel similar to using FaceTime or Zoom with a family member or friend.
What is an Assocaite Marriage & Family Therapist?
An associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT) refers to the level of training and education they have received. AMFT's have earned their Masters Degree and are obtaining clinical experience to apply for licensure. AMFT's must be approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) and have weekly supervision with a License Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) to ensure proper clinical and ethical care for clients.
Do you accept insurance?
At this time we do not accept insurance, However, we can provide you with a "superbill", which is a detailed invoice that also includes a diagnosis that you may submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement.
Who is Andrea "Ann" Arnold?
Ann is our lovely supervisor who provides clinical supervision. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#41895) and ensures we are providing the best clinical care to our clients.