Frequently Asked Questions

1. What kind of issues do you treat?
2. How often will I have to come in?
3. What about payment? Do you take my insurance?
4. Is therapy like what we see in movies?
5. How do I get started?
6. Do you only do Christian Counseling?


1. What kind of issues do you treat?

I am licensed in both Mental Health Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy in Florida, so I work with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, life stage changes, as well as with couples and families.

2. How often will I have to come in?

Most clients will come in every 2 to 3 weeks at first; more often if there is a crisis, less often as things improve.  I give "homework," tailored to your needs. I find this empowers clients and the time between sessions offers a fair trial of the homework. The focus is on brief, strength-based, solution-focused therapy.

3.What about payment?  Do you take my insurance?

The fee per 50 minute counseling session is $115.00 through April 30, 2024.  A sliding scale is available; those requesting a reduced fee will have to verify income. The detailed fee schedule provided prior to the first appointment includes information on missed appointment fees, emergencies and other services. I do not work with insurance. I can process payments through your HSA and FSA.  I also accept referrals from the Camaraderie Foundation, which can be reached External link opens in new tab or windowhere.  The Camaraderie Foundation provides short term scholarships for counseling for post-9/11 veterans, active service personnel, reservists and their dependents.

4. Is therapy like what we see in the movies?

I sure hope not!  I provide a peaceful, respectful place for healing and growth.

5. How do I get started? Please call.  I provide a brief free phone consult (usually 10 minutes), which gives you a chance to interview me to see if I seem like the right person for you to work with, and lets me ascertain if my skill set is the right one for your individual needs. Please bear in mind that I often cannot answer the phone; please leave a brief message so I can return your call.
6. I provide research-based therapy, personalized for each client's particular needs. I consider personality traits and client preferences.  Many people want to incorporate their deeply-held values into the counseling process; for them, their faith is incorporated into the counseling process.  Clients of all faiths, and clients who do not have any religious belief or association, are very welcome.