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Where are you located?
My virtual office is located in Texas, but I can provide teletherapy wherever you are in the states where I hold licensure: Texas, Illinois, Louisiana, and Maryland.
How do I know if I need therapy?
You might be wondering whether you're struggling "enough" for therapy. Something I hear frequently from new clients is that therapy is something they had been thinking about for a long time before scheduling an appointment. If that describes you, or if you're tired of trying to figure things out on your own, you may benefit from therapy.
How much time do I get per conversation?
Each conversation is 53 minutes long. I use the remaining minutes of the hour for a bathroom break, to drink water, grab a snack, take a note, or simply clear my mind in preparation for a different conversation.
Will this be worth the money?
I hope and anticipate that you will work hard through the process and get your money's worth, but it needs to be your decision to invest in yourself. The positive effects or "aha" moments of therapy won't always happen during our conversation (though sometimes they do, and I love being in the presence of real-time growth!) Most of the time, you'll begin to notice differences in your emotional reactions, your relationships, and how you feel or perceive the world outside of therapy. I tend to check in with my clients regularly to ensure that they are getting what they need from me, and to re-focus the lens if necessary. I also invest in myself by participating in my own therapy, attending various trainings, continuing education, and regularly taking care of my own mental and physical health so that I am refreshed and emotionally ready when it's time to be there for you.
If I'm having thoughts of suicide, will you send me to the hospital?
I do not offer crisis support services. I do, however, have very important conversations about thoughts of suicide during which I help you understand your thoughts. When you report thoughts of suicide or self harm, I will do what is called a risk assessment, which means I'll ask you some questions to determine how safe you are. Thinking of harming yourself or ending your life is a dark place to be, and it's my top priority to keep my clients safe, even if that means referring you to a higher level of care.
If you are in immediate danger or crisis, please call 911, go to your nearest emergency room, or reach out to one of the following hotlines: