Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?

The quick answer is “No, but you might have out-of-network benefits if you have a PPO plan.”

The longer answer is I do not contract directly with insurance companies, so clients pay for services out of pocket. A credit card is kept on file and charged at the time of service.

However, if you have a preferred provider organization (PPO) plan, you may be able to use your out-of-network benefits. Contact your insurance provider before we begin working together, and ask “What are my out-of-network benefits for outpatient psychotherapy?”

If you decide to use your out-of-network benefits, payment is still due at the time of service. Each month I will provide you with a “superbill” that includes all the codes needed for reimbursement. You will submit this document to your insurance company, and they will reimburse you based on the terms stated in your contract with them.

It is important to know that when you use your out-of-network benefits, a diagnosis is required, and your insurance company will be permitted access to your therapy records.

How much do sessions cost?

Individual sessions are $260 and family sessions are $310.

As for how many sessions?

We don’t know that answer yet. I understand the desire to have a concrete plan with a finite end, but therapy is not a “one size fits all” thing where all humans require exactly 37 therapy sessions. We’re talking about your unique life and psyche, which are both unlike anyone else’s.

Here’s what I can say – I am rooting for you to achieve what you’re being invited to achieve, and I am ever mindful to NOT stand in the way of your progress or drag things out unnecessarily. No way! The goal is always to cultivate your understanding of yourself, so that you can move forward in life. There will come a time when you know in your mind, body, and soul that you’ve completed that goal.

Why do people with ADHD benefit from a therapist who also lives with ADHD?

Imagine trying to describe a trip to Alaska with a friend who’s never been there. No matter how many details you recall, your friend will never understand the magnitude of Denali (and how the mountain is so tall it creates its own weather!) or how it feels to see a grizzly bear in the wild.

Now imagine talking about that trip with someone who went to Alaska with you. The shared experience allows more connection and understanding.

In the same way, therapists who do not have ADHD cannot personally recall, articulate, and reflect the complete experience of living with ADHD. I can. We haven’t just “visited Alaska” together. We’ve both lived there our whole lives.

How long does therapy take?

Each session is 50-minutes long and scheduled weekly.

A set day and time is held exclusively for you, so for example, you can plan that every Wednesday at 3 PM is dedicated to “YOU time.”

While there are many reasons for weekly therapy, the main reason is this – we can go deeper together when we consistently see each other (without having to play “catch me up on what’s been happening”). When you commit to therapy weekly, your process of understanding yourself is more effective.