FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
You can access my schedule online and request an appointment or if you'd prefer to speak in person you may call me.
HOW FREQUENT ARE APPOINTMENTS?
It varies for each person. Typically I see clients either weekly or bi-weekly. We will have a conversation at our first session to determine what is right for you. It can always change depending on your needs.
WHERE IS YOUR OFFICE LOCATED AND IS THERE FREE PARKING?
Yes! There is plenty of free parking. My office is located in the Abele Business Park off Interstate 79 (Bridgeville exit). I am in the 800 block of buildings. You can either use door 706 to enter (all the way at the very end) of the wooden walkway and use the spiral staircase to go downstairs or you can walk down the driveway from the parking lot. I am in suite 707 on the lower level.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A THERAPY SESSION? WHAT WILL WE DO?
This depends…because everyone is different. Usually, in the first session, we will review paperwork, confidentiality, and discuss what brings you in for counseling. For some people, it may take a while to feel comfortable talking while others may know exactly where they want to start and what they want to discuss.
Typically in the third or fourth session, we will have a conversation about what obstacles are getting in the way of you being successful. Together we will come up with a plan so those obstacles get smaller or maybe don’t bother you as much anymore. I may offer suggestions or feedback on goals to work on in treatment, but ultimately what we talk about and focus on is up to you. When you feel you have reached your goals or become ‘unstuck’ then treatment is over. If you feel more comfortable decreasing the frequency of sessions that is an option or having refreshers/check-in sessions are also an option.
HOW LONG ARE THE APPOINTMENTS?
Appointments are 50-55 minutes. It is really important you are on time for your appointment because I usually schedule appointments back to back.
DO YOU OFFER ONLINE COUNSELING?
Yes, I am available for telehealth sessions using technology through Simple Practice. It is safe, HIPAA compliant, and user friendly.
HOW DOES CONFIDENTIALITY WORK?
Confidentiality is one of the most important aspects of the therapeutic relationship. I believe, if my client does not feel safe enough to talk about the issues at hand then treatment will be ineffective. Teens who are ages 14 and older have the same confidentiality as adults. During the first session, confidentiality and limitations will be discussed in further detail.