FAQs

Common Questions

Getting Started

  • You can contact me at 832-572-5558, email me at info@smartreflectionsforyou.com, or schedule online.
  • I generally return phone calls within a 24-hour time frame.
  • Whenever you leave a message, please provide me with a good phone number and the best times to return your call.
  • After a 10-minute phone consultation: You can sense whether we are a good match; I can determine whether or not I will be able to help you; and we can discuss scheduling your first appointment.

FAQs

What can I expect when I receive therapy in my home?

You get to choose a room (generally the living room, den, office..etc.) where there is privacy and others (who may be present in the home) cannot hear and impose upon your therapy session. The goal is for you to feel comfortable and to be willing to participate in the therapeutic process without any interruptions or disturbances from anyone. All of our sessions will be tailored to meet your needs. The first session will be 60-70 minutes so we will get a chance to know each other. Thereafter, we can meet weekly for 50 minutes sessions or longer if you would like.

How can therapy help me?

Just like the reasons for therapy are different for everyone, most people can expect different experiences. The good news is that therapy is completely individually-focused, which is why everyone can get something different out of it. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues like anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, stress, trauma, and unresolved childhood problems. They can provide a fresh perspective on a different problem or point you in the direction of a solution. Therapy is a participatory experience. The more you involve yourself in the process, the better results you’re bound to see.

How do you know when it’s the right time to begin therapy?

Everyone’s reasons for deciding to begin therapy are different.

  • Anxiety or Depression
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Low self esteem
  • Lack of meaning in life
  • Difficult relationship or family problem

If I have pets or items that would be prohibited in public places, what would I need to do with them while I’m in my therapy session?

If the therapy session is going to be conducive to assisting you in the process of change and growth, it has to be free of any distractions. So pets will have to be secured, noise contained, and anything harmful will have to be removed from the session area.

Is it okay for other people to be present in my home while I am in my therapy session?

This is your home and you get to decide who is going to be there at anytime. However, since privacy and confidentiality are of major importance during your therapy session, it would be advantageous to keep the occupants in your home to a minimal.

Do the topics in each therapy session remain confidential?

There is practically nothing more important in therapy than confidentiality. As with any doctor/client agreement, your privacy is of the utmost importance. A good therapist understands the vulnerability and openness that must come from each client in order to really get through, so therapy itself can take a lot of trust, and that needs to be developed over time. Nothing that you share in your sessions is to be told to anyone else, with the exception of suspected abuse of any kind (including child protection), or if the therapist has any reason to believe their client may hurt herself, or others. These situations are a matter of ethical procedures, and sometimes, even the law.

What are your rates?

  • $300.00 Initial Session (60 minutes)
  • $250.00 Psychotherapy Session (50 minutes)
  • $375.00 Individual Session (90 minutes)
  • $450.00 Individual Session (120 minutes)
  • Phone calls, email consultations, or requested documentation requiring more than 10 minutes with an individual or on behalf of an individual will be billed at a rate of $250.00 per hour.
  • I am an out-of-network provider and I do not directly bill your insurance.
  • Many insurance companies will provide out-of-network coverage for fees.
  • I can provide you with a receipt with the required codes and information needed for you to file with your insurance company for reimbursement.
  • I ask for payment at the time of service by cash or credit card.

Will my insurance pay for therapy?

  •  I am an out-of-network provider and I do not directly bill your insurance.
  • Many insurance companies provide out-of-network coverage for fees.
  • I can provide you with a receipt to file with your insurance company for reimbursement.
  • I ask for payment at the time of service by cash or credit card.