What You Can Expect At Your First Session

The first therapy appointment can be nerve wracking, but I assure you, that is normal. Once we have met over the phone during your free 15 min phone consultation, I will send you a link to your private client portal. You will have an intake evaluation and consent forms to complete online prior to your first appointment. This will let me know what brought you to therapy, some of your personal history, and what you hope to get out of therapy.

You deserve to be listened to, heard, and respected without judgment as you embark upon your healing. I consider it an honor and a privilege to accompany you on this journey. That is why I like to get all the paperwork out of the way, so for our first full session we can jump right in. Our initial session will feel like a conversation where I am getting to know you, your needs, concerns, and learning about your strengths and interests: i.e., who you are as a person. We will create a treatment plan together that focuses on your goals and review some of the interventions and tools that will be tailored to your needs. Your treatment take place once or twice a week, depending on the need.

Duration of Session

Session times range from 55-90 minutes, depending on our work and treatment. I am available for appointments on some evenings. Right before our first session I’ll send over my introductory paperwork online. That way we can jump right in when we meet during our first session. I do accept some clients if I have room in my practice on a need basis for sliding scale fees and when donations are available to those who qualify.

                                                                  Individual Therapy (50 Minutes): $130

           (90 Minutes): $195

                            Initial Intake Assessment (90 Minutes): $195

                      Letters to doctors and other professionals: $100


Payment is due at the time of the session. I accept credit card payment through my secure online system, Simple Practice. Client will be able to place credit card information through a safe and secure client portal. Stripe auto pay will deduct my fee from your card, including credit card convenience fee, after every session completed. No worries, no hassle.

Clinical Hours

Appointment availability varies weekly.

  • Tuesday – 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday – 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday – 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Forms for Clients

After an appointment is made, you will receive an email invitation to my secure client portal. Inside the portal you can complete the intake forms prior to your first appointments. Active clients (i.e., seen in the previous 3 months) can update their address, phone number, credit card information, etc.


You Matter Counseling LLC is a private pay practice and I do not bill insurance directly for my services. I am considered an out-of-network provider. This means that if you have out-of-network benefits, you may be eligible for full or partial reimbursement for your therapy services by your insurance company.

I advise all clients interested in out-of-network reimbursement to contact their insurance provider directly for more information. Here are some important questions to ask your insurance company:

– Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
– Is any pre-approval required before obtaining out-of-network mental health services in order to be reimbursed?
– If I have out-of-network benefits, will I be reimbursed the full amount I paid or a portion?
– Do I have a deductible and if so, what is it?
– What do you need for me to submit for reimbursement?

Understanding your benefits and applying for reimbursement is your responsibility, but I am always happy to answer any questions you may have about this option.

Upon request, I am happy to provide you with an insurance superbill which you can submit to your insurer for reimbursement using your out-of-network insurance agreement.

Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services.

  • You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit: www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 368-1019

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