Individual and Couples Counseling

Individual and Couples Counseling

If you are seeking individuals or couples therapy, here are few commonly asked questions.

Can I use my insurance for individual or couples therapy?

Yes, as long as your insurance plan includes mental health coverage. I will verify your benefits prior to our first meeting so you know what to expect for a copay. Please keep in mind that all insurances plans are different and I will not know your coverage until it can be verified. I currently accept BCBS of North Carolina.

Do you accept any other insurance besides BCBS?

I am not paneled with any other insurance providers at this time. I can provide you a copy of a superbill which you will submit to your insurance provider for possible reimbursement.

What can I expect during my first appointment?

The first session can feel overwhelming as there may be numerous things on your mind that you want to discuss. The main goal for our first session is to gather information on what the problems are that bring you to counseling, what goals you hope to accomplish, and how we can best work together to accomplish your goals. The first session can take between 60-90 minutes.

How often will we meet? What if I need to meet more often then once a week?

It is typical to meet weekly when you first start therapy; however, you may start with every other week or more than once a week depending on your needs and the severity of symptoms/issues. The ultimate goal is to reduce the frequency of therapy until you have reached your goals.

If there are any safety concerns such as suicidal thoughts or actions or you do not feel you are able to be safe around yourself or others, I will help connect you to resources in the community that can provide crisis support and intervention so you are able to remain safe and alive. If I do need to refer you to another agency or provider, please know it is for your best interest and to ensure you have access to the support you need.

What if I have a crisis after hours or on the weekends?

My practice does not offer after hours, weekend, or holiday crisis response. If you are experiencing a mental or physical health emergency, please call 911 immediately or go to your nearest emergency room. Your safety and wellbeing is of utmost importance.

How long does therapy last?

Every person is different and the length of time that therapy can last is different. Generally speaking, therapy can expect to last 6-12 months. You are the driving force behind therapy and I will take your lead on what you need.