FAQ’s about online therapy

Online counseling (teletherapy) works best for those with mild to moderate symptoms. If you are feeling actively suicidal or in crisis, I recommend that you pursue therapy with someone who provides in-person services.

My practice is all online. Therapy sessions are conducted via a secure and easy-to-use telehealth platform, similar to Zoom or Skype. Established clients can also hold some sessions by telephone, if needed.

I specialize in working with artists and creative professionals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or burnout. My clients are adults and adolescents (age 13+).

I am a licensed psychologist in Georgia and North Carolina, and I can
provide online therapy to all U.S. states that are part of PSYPACT. This
means I can work with clients who reside in the following states: Alabama,
Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia,
Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio,
Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington,
West Virginia, Wisconsin.

PSYPACT is an interjurisdictional agreement that allows psychologists licensed in a PSYPACT state to provide online therapy to people in all states that have passed PSYPACT legislation.

It depends on many factors, including your therapy goals. I also want to note that you are free to leave therapy at any time and for any reason, so it is ultimately up to you!

Here are some typical time ranges to give you a little more information than “it depends”: I often work with someone for three to four months when they have a very specific goal, such as overcoming a simple phobia (e.g., a fear of spiders). I also have clients I work with ongoing for several years, when they have a history of complex trauma, emotional neglect, severe anxiety, and/or chronic depression. The length of therapy with most of my clients falls in between these two examples.

In our sessions, we will communicate regularly about how therapy is going, what progress has been made, and what progress you still want to make, so that it becomes clear to both of us when therapy is winding down.

In general, weekly and every-other-week sessions are the most common frequency of sessions in my practice. I prefer to meet once a week for at least the first month or two, to gain some momentum in your progress. 

If you are not in crisis and your needs can be met with less frequent sessions, I am open to meeting every other week from the start. We can still make progress, though not as quickly, and a bi-weekly schedule makes therapy more financially feasible for some of my clients.

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The initial session is the time for you to start to share your story, and to talk about your goals and what you would like to change. I also ask questions about your background and history, and what issues are bringing you to therapy.

Another important aspect of the first session is deciding if we are a good fit, for example, do I seem like someone you can trust? We will talk about what your goals for therapy are, and I will begin to figure out how to help you get there.

The first session is 60 minutes, and after that, appointments are 45 minutes

The fee for 45-minute therapy sessions is $200. The fee for the first 60-minute session is $265. Payment is collected at the time of service. The secure online platform I use for sessions also stores your payment information.

No, I do not accept any insurance. If you have out-of-network benefits and you want to submit a claim for reimbursement, I can give you a receipt to help facilitate any reimbursement you may be entitled to.

Please note that submitting an insurance claim means I will need to give you a mental health diagnosis.

I require 24 hours notice of cancellation, or you are responsible for paying the full amount of the session fee.  

No. I am a psychologist and an artist, but I am not an art therapist. I work as a psychologist with artists and creatives around issues of anxiety, depression, burnout, creative block, self-doubt, perfectionism, and trauma.

No, I am not a medical doctor. Many of my patients find medication is helpful, but many of them also make good progress in therapy without medication. If you want to be evaluated for psychiatric medication, I recommend contacting your primary care physician, a psychiatrist, or a primary mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP).

If you are already taking medication, I can coordinate care with your prescriber.

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Please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

I know it can be scary to look for a therapist. And it can also be difficult, because times are tough and therapists are busy.

Please feel free to reach out; if we talk and I’m not the right therapist for you, I can provide you with some referrals.