Frequently Asked Questions
Where is your office located?
Right now, due to COVID-19 I am only seeing clients remotely via telehealth. This means that I can see clients who live anywhere in Texas, from the comfort of your home, office, car, or anywhere else that is private and comfortable for you!
Do you take insurance?
At this time, I am able to accept some insurance plans in Texas only: Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Oscar Health, United Healthcare. For residents of Colorado and Florida, or for Texas residents who have another insurance carrier, I can provide a superbill to submit for possible insurance reimbursement.
How does telehealth work?
Telehealth technology has been available for several years now, but was in its infancy in terms of being adopted for widespread use. COVID-19 changed this, as clinicians looked for creative solutions in order to continue providing services to clients in a safe, socially-distanced manner. Telehealth allows for a safe, secure, HIPAA-compliant video conference platform that you can access from a computer, a tablet, or most smart phones. This also allows you the freedom to choose any counselor who is licensed to practice in the State of Texas. Other benefits include saving time, travel expenses, and you don't even have to wear real pants.
When will you be offering in-person services again?
The short, yet admittedly frustrating answer is "I don't know." At this current time I am only offering services through telehealth, for your safety as well as mine. I miss being in the room face-to-face with clients, and plan to offer in-person sessions as soon as it is safe and feasible for me to do so.
What made you become a counselor?
I took a long, winding road to get to where I am now. I've had the privilege to have a wide range of experiences working with a wide range of individuals, but found common themes and passions along the way which culminated in two important realizations: 1) I love helping people; 2) I'm very comfortable getting down in the deep, dark, icky places people don't like to talk about. I understand trauma, despair, hopelessness, and feeling so broken you can't imagine ever being whole again, let alone happy. I can't guarantee happiness, but I can promise you that I'll always be willing to listen with empathy, positive regard, no judgment, and with the goal to help you get to where you want to go in life. I don't believe in lost causes, too late, or too broken. If you're willing to share your story with me, I'd love to be a part of your support system.
What do all of those letters after your name mean?
M.Ed. - Master's of Education
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
NCC - National Certified Counselor
CCTP - Certified Clinical Trauma Professional