You Ask - I Answer
How long are sessions?
- For individual sessions: 50 minutes
- For couples sessions: 70 minutes
What should I expect?
In the first session, we'll get to know one another and start to get a picture of what you want to address and what goals you have. In following sessions, we work together to see where you struggle, address these challenges, and progress towards meeting your goals.
Is what I say in counseling confidential?
Everything shared in the counseling space is kept confidential, with the exception of 3 cases. The limitations of confidentiality are the following:
If I determine you are a danger to yourself, I will contact emergency services.
If I suspect child abuse/neglect or elder abuse/neglect, I am mandated by law to report any suspicion to CPS (Child Protective Services) and potentially contact emergency services.
If you're involved in a current court case and my records are mandated. I am required by law to comply with court-ordered requests for records.
How long should I be in counseling?
How long you come to counseling is completely up to you. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to mental health and wellness. Each person comes in with their unique experiences and moves at their own pace. You come to counseling for as long as you find it helpful. When you get to a point of meeting your goals or feel confident in managing life without a helping hand, then it may be time to either pause or end the counseling relationship.
How often would we meet?
How often we meet is your decision. I offer weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions. I would recommend weekly or bi-weekly for beginning counseling, then monthly check-ins towards the end of the counseling relationship.
Do you offer sliding scale rates?
I offer sliding scale rates on a limited case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact me at (832) 639-4043.
What is your specialty?
While I have extensive experience in working with anxiety, depression, relationships, changes in life circumstances, self-esteem, and anger management, I specialize in trauma recovery, such as PTSD and C-PTSD.
Do you offer telehealth?
Yes, I do offer telehealth for individuals and couples who reside in the state of Texas. If you live outside of the Texas area, please refer to your state and local resources for telehealth services within your state.