I offer a free 15-minute consultation and 2 session options: $150 60-minute sessions (Initial) and $120 45-minute sessions.
I do not accept insurance but I can supply a superbill for sessions. To submit a superbill, a mental health diagnosis must be included. If you are interested in this option, call your insurance carrier and find out if they will accept an Out of Network (OON) provider superbill. Also, verify what your OON mental health benefits will offer. You would pay for services each session and then I would supply you a superbill on a monthly basis to submit for possible partial or full reimbursement of fees.
Yes, I offer both options. It is up to you on which one you prefer. You can also choose to mix and match. You don’t have to always be the same option. It is nice to have the flexibility especially if you have a baby or small children.
Effective January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act (NSA) protects you from surprise billing if you have a group health plan or group or individual health insurance coverage, and bans: Surprise bills for emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility and without prior authorization. I will supply you with a Good Faith Estimate for Health Care Items and Services before your initial appointment.
The first step is to reach out to me to schedule a 15-minute phone consultation. If we are not a good fit, I will give you information on referrals you can look into. If after the consultation we are a good fit, you will schedule your first appointment. I will send you paperwork via email that will give you access to a client portal. You will fill that out prior to your first appointment. In our initial meeting, we will discuss what brings you to counseling and together decide what the next steps will be on your counseling journey. Specifically, we will discuss the duration and frequency of sessions needed. Throughout the counseling process, we will work to set goals and monitor the progress to continually assess what you are needing at that time.
Baby blues can occur in the first 2 weeks after giving birth. It is estimated that 80% of new moms experience feeling overwhelmed, weepiness, irritability, crying, mood swings and fatigue in the first 2 weeks after giving birth.
Yes! Postpartum Support International (PSI) has a helpline specifically for you. It is not for emergencies or crises but they have a wealth of information and knowledge in this area of expertise and may be able to answer any questions you have.
If at any time anxiety or depressive symptoms during the perinatal period are impacting your daily functioning you should seek help. Even if it is not during the perinatal period, you should still seek help. You may be thinking about getting pregnant or planning more children after dealing with Postpartum issues in earlier pregnancies. If not treated, postpartum anxiety and depressive symptoms can last well after a year postpartum. Basically, if you are a mom and are having a hard time with motherhood and it is impacting your daily life, I am here to help!
*If you are having active suicidal thoughts and plans, seek immediate medical attention. Also, if you are experiencing severe symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, confusion, insomnia and feeling out of touch with reality you could be experiencing postpartum psychosis, which is rare (1-2 out of 1,000 birthing persons) and you need to seek immediate medical attention.