Scroll down for answers to commonly asked questions.
Q1. Is therapy right for me?
Yes, if you make the choice to participate.
With acceptance of your identity, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, values, and life experience, working with me in therapy offers you a path forward. Only you can take that first step of reaching out. If you are seeking guidance, a clearer understanding of your daily experience, or someone to talk with about your life, I’m here for you.
Call 407-413-8169 for a complimentary phone consultation
Q2. Isn’t therapy for [INSERT INSULT HERE]?
No. Therapy is for anyone and everyone. Many people may view therapy negatively, often due to pop culture. Therapy is no quick fix, it takes commitment, openness to exploration, and a willingness to face what causes you discomfort.
Q3. Shouldn't I be able to pull myself up, dust myself off, and just 'get over it'?
Every skill you use in your life was learned from someone or in some way (apart from breathing and sleeping).
Healthy ways to deal with stress, conflict, and difficult feelings are rarely taught in school or at work, whether directly or by example.
We are all left to learn these skills on our own through trial and error, by example from others, or with the help of a supportive individual.
Q4. I don't want to be stuck in therapy the rest of my life!
Good, neither do I, and it’s not the goal of therapy. While every person’s goals are different, the general aim of therapy is for you to gain the skills and lessons that you need to carry on your life, whether or not you continue in therapy.
Q5. Do I have to talk about my past?
Therapy can and will explore what is relevant to your challenges. While the past may be relevant, there is no universal set of topics that we will cover.
Q6: What services do you offer?
I offer individual and couples' therapy at my office in Winter Park, FL as well as online therapy via Doxy.me (for more details see below).
Payment & Insurance
Q7. How do I pay?
In my Winter Park office, cash, check, debit, and Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards, as well as Health Spending Accounts and Flex Spending Accounts. When paying for a teletherapy session, I accept payment via Square or Stripe using credit or debit card, including HSA and FSA debit cards.
Q8. Do you accept insurance?
No, I do not accept insurance. For sustainability, and to ensure that our work together is tailored to your needs and goals, rather than those of an insurance company. If your insurance plan offers out-of-network benefits, I will gladly provide you with a superbill that you can submit for reimbursement from your insurance provider.
Q9. What's a superbill?
A superbill is a form which provides you a bill for multiple sessions at once. This document enables you to then submit to your insurance company for reimbursement via your out-of-network benefits. This means that you will be provided a superbill on a monthly basis rather than after every session.
Q10. What is online therapy?
(AKA teletherapy) is provided screen-to-screen, online using your internet connection, computer, webcam, and earbuds with a mic. This is instead of meeting face-to-face in the office.
Q11. Is online therapy the same as therapy in an office?
While similar to in-person therapy, online therapy differs in some key ways.
The compare and contrast below will walk you through the basics of the experience.
There’s no need to find your keys and get in your car. Just find a seat in a quiet place in your home or office where you can speak undisturbed for the length of the session.
No time spent driving to the office. Simply turn on your computer (with a webcam) and plug in headphones or earbuds with a microphone.
No need to park your car in the office parking lot. Just launch your web browser, download VSee Messenger, and log in!
No need to get coffee, tea, or water from our office refreshment station. You may enjoy any non-alcoholic beverage you’d like from your own kitchen (coffee, tea, water, etc.) before and during our session.
No checking in with the front desk to pay, just typing in your name when prompted. Payment is handled prior to the session time, simply and easily online via Square or Stripe.
At the end of the session, you log off, and you don’t have to drive anywhere. That’s it!
Q12. Okay, you’ve convinced me… what do I need?
Thinking of a few unanswered questions?
For online therapy, you need a few things.
1) A computer with a stable, high-speed internet connection.
2) A webcam
3) Headphones or earphones with a mic, any pair with which you can make a phone call.
4) A private place where you can sit comfortably and discuss sensitive topics without being overheard.
5) Email me firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your first session.
Great! That means you're really putting in the thought and care that is important in choosing a therapist. If you'd like, you are more than welcome to email me at email@example.com with thoughts or questions you may have about working together.