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  • Are there no-show fees or late cancellation fees?
    As is most common for therapy services, I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. This means that you must provide MORE than a 24 hours notice if you will not attend a scheduled meeting. If you do not attend your scheduled session without notification ("no-show") or if you cancel late, you will be charged the full out of pocket fee of the session. Note that insurances do not cover cancellation fees. Emergencies can arise that might make it impossible for you to cancel ahead of time. If you are in an emergency, please take care of the emergency!!! I will be reasonable when exceptional circumstances arise. Good communication about scheduling and scheduling issues generally avoids any cancellation fee surprises. Please communicate with me as early as possible about any scheduling needs. Note: Cancellation fees are NOT reimbursable by insurance.
  • Do you offer in-person meetings for therapy or coaching?
    Walk and Talk therapy or coaching happens in person. All other services are telehealth visits offered via a secure video chat system.
  • How regularly will we meet?
    That depends on your personal preferences and our availability. Research indicates that regular weekly meetings are associated with greater treatment outcomes. Because of this, regular weekly meetings will generally be my initial recommendation. However, everyone is different and everyone's life circumstances are different. We can meet weekly, every other week, once a month, or at any other interval that works for our schedules. We can discuss this further during our initial intake meeting and we can adjust how often and regularly we meet at any point during treatment.
  • What are your fees?
    You can find my fees under SERVICES & FEES. Here is a summary of my out-of-pocket fees: Individual Therapy or Coaching - $180 Walk and Talk Therapy or Coaching - $270
  • How do I begin meeting with you?
    Call/text 385-200-0204, or email indicating your interest. If I am a good fit for you, we will arrange scheduling and I will send you paperwork to complete before our first meeting. You could also click on the button below to schedule a free 15 minute consult to see if you want to work with me and get set up with an appointment.
  • What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
    THERAPY: Therapy is legally regulated, meaning that only trained and licensed professionals with advanced degrees can provide mental health therapy. The focus of therapy is to help you deal with emotional and/or psychological disorders. If you are seeking reimbursement from your insurance company, I can provide you with a diagnosis (given that you meet diagnostic criteria), which is necessary for your insurance to reimburse any money. COACHING: Coaching is legally unregulated, meaning that basically anyone can provide coaching services. Finding a skilled and educated life/wellness coach can for this reason be difficult. The focus of coaching is to help relatively mentally healthy individuals achieve personal goals and increase well-being. My coaching practice is specific to helping you navigate faith transitions and/or a mixed-faith marriage. Please be aware that coaching is not covered by insurance agencies and you can for this reason not seek reimbursement for coaching. Despite some differences, there is certainly a significant overlap between coaching and therapy. You might, for example, experience mental health-related difficulties because you are going through a difficult life transition or faith crisis. Coaching and therapy related to a life transition or faith crisis might both alleviate mental health-related symptoms. I integrate my doctoral psychology training into therapy AND coaching.
  • Can I meet with you if I am outside of Utah or Washington?
    Yes! Because I am registered with PSYPACT, I can provide you with telehealth services if you live in or are temporarily located in any of the following PSYPACT participating states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
  • Do you provide "Good Faith Estimates"?
    In compliance with the No Surprises Act, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining the cost of your care. You have the right to request and receive an estimate of the total expected charges for your mental health care. However, mental health care is usually not a one-time procedure (like surgery on a broken bone) that can easily be quoted. Because of this, it is somewhat unrealistic that as a mental health provider I can accurately predict the number of sessions you will or have to utilize. Most commonly, clients seeking treatment with me complete therapy in well under a year. However, for purposes of a Good-Faith-Estimate, since there are many unpredictable variables, I need to provide an estimate assuming the highest possible charges and highest possible care for an entire year. Remember that as a client you always have the right to discontinue therapy at any time. For information on my out-of-pocket fees for my services, please visit "SERVICES & FEES." GOOD FAITH ESTIMATES: Individual therapy/coaching: 12 months once per month: $1,920 12 months every other week: $4,160 12 months every week: $8,320 Walk and Talk therapy/coaching: 12 months once per month: $2,880 12 months every other week: $6,240 12 months every week: $12,480 If at any time you receive a bill that is $400 higher than the Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill. For more information visit
  • Do you accept insurance?
    Most of my clients are private pay. That being said, I act as an independent contractor for "Alma" which allows me to accept most Aetna insurances plans for clients in Utah and Washington. Don't have Aetna or do you live outside of Utah or Washington? No problem! I have partnered with Thrizer to handle the out-of-network process automatically for you. Alternatively, I could send you superbills to submit for reimbursement from your insurance provider. If you want to work with me, I can have Thrizer check your out of network benefits as a courtesy to you, to see how much therapy likely ends up costing you. You can also call your insurance company directly to get a breakdown of your out-of-network benefits (Please note: I do not provide superbills or billing through Thrizer, for Walk and Talk Therapy, and all Coaching services.) If you have further questions about your In-Network and Out-of-Network benefits, please call your insurance company directly. Here are examples of questions that are helpful to ask your insurance: What are my mental health benefits? What is my deductible? Has my deductible been met this year? What is my out-of-pocket maximum? Has my out-of-pocket maximum been hit this year? How many therapy sessions does my plan cover? How much does my plan cover for an In-Network/Out-of-Network provider?
  • Do I have to be physically in shape to engage in Walk and Talk sessions?
    Not at all. We are not trying to break a sweat during our sessions. You control our walking pace, and we can always take breaks. If you prefer, we can also sit or stand during the entire session and simply enjoy being outdoors.
  • Can I bring my toddler or children?
    Toddlers and children require too much attention and provide too much distraction. This would make it very difficult for you to process emotions, think clearly, and really benefit from the therapeutic process. Additionally, toddlers and children might repeat things they hear in therapy, which raises additional confidentiality issues. So the answer is no.
  • Can I bring my baby or a dog?
    In most cases yes. It will depend on your baby and/or dog though. If your baby is generally quiet in a stroller and your dog is well-behaved and not distracting, then this is an option depending on your needs. The goal is for you to be able to engage in therapy without having to constantly worry about the needs of your dog and/or baby.
  • What happens during sessions?
    We will engage in therapy or coaching as usual, with the exception of meeting outdoors. Most of the time, we will start by walking side by side to discuss what you want to address. We can also take breaks or sit down if you prefer. There is no expectation to walk a certain speed or distance. The goal of Walk and Talk therapy is simply to add the benefits of being physically active and/or being outdoors to therapy.
  • Is Walk and Talk Therapy covered by insurance?
    I only accept out-of-pocket payments for Walk and Talk Therapy. Insurances generally only cover traditional in-office visits and telehealth services.
  • What should I wear?
    Whatever clothing you are comfortable with outdoors given the weather conditions. Walk and Talk sessions are not intended to be an "exercise." Because of this, you do not have to wear workout clothes.
  • Why do Walk and Talk Sessions cost slightly more than your other services?
    Offering Walk and Talk sessions necessitates that I set significantly more time aside for you than if we did "regular" therapy or coaching sessions (e.g. travel time, additional paperwork post-session).
  • Do I have to decide between Walk and Talk sessions or telehealth sessions?
    Definitely not. For example, we could meet twice via teletherapy, then engage in one Walk and Talk session, and then meet via teletherapy again for the rest of your treatment. The opposite is possible as well. You get to decide how you want to engage in treatment since this is YOUR treatment.
  • What about the weather?
    We can discuss the weather as needed. I am personally fine meeting in most weather conditions, except if there is a storm. In the winter we can dress for winter. In the summer, we can dress for summer. When it snows, we can dress for snow. When it rains, we can dress for rain. It also depends on what you are comfortable with. If the weather is unfavorable, we can discuss potential alternatives and/or meet via teletherapy.
  • What if I need more than a Single Session?
    A Single Session treatment does not substitute or replace traditional therapy. If you are in need of multiple sessions, schedule a traditional intake for therapy with me or another mental health provider in the community. If you are in need of multiple coaching sessions, schedule individual coaching sessions with me or another provider.
  • Is Single Session Therapy or Coaching effective?
    Yes! But in part that depends on your definition of "effective." Will a single session completely cure you of your long-term mental health difficulties or completely solve your life difficulties? No. Can a single session help decrease stress, anxiety, mental health-related symptoms, provide hope, and/or help you deal with challenges that don't require longer-term treatment? Absolutely!!
  • Is Single Session Therapy or Coaching sufficient?
    Whether or not a single session is sufficient depends on your mental health history, goals, and circumstances. If you are not extremely overwhelmed and are seeking treatment as a mental health booster or as a way to identify new strategies that might help you right now, a single session is generally sufficient in helping you progress. However, if you experience severe depression, PTSD, OCD, or other more difficult mental health difficulties, a single session will not be everything you need for your treatment. If the situation you are going through is complex and might take a long time to work through, a single session may also not be sufficient. Did you know research studies show that most frequently individuals seeking therapy only attend 1 session? However, such sessions are usually intended to set the groundwork for continuing therapy afterward. In Single Session Treatment, we are purposefully not establishing a continuing therapeutic relationship and we are purposefully not diving deep into your past and mental health history. Instead, we are using the Single Session as efficiently as possible to help you with your most pressing concern/concerns. For most individuals, this is sufficient in jump-starting the change and healing process. Most commonly, we will discuss behavioral interventions and changes that can be useful to you at this point in time.
  • Is Single Session treatment covered by insurance?
    I only accept out-of-pocket payments for Single Session treatment. Given the time-limited nature of the Single Session treatment, we will not engage in a thorough mental health assessment that would allow me to provide you with a diagnosis for insurance reimbursement.
  • For whom is a Single Session Therapy or Coaching a good fit?
    A Single Session treatment is likely a good fit if: You experience a conflict with e.g. a friend, partner, parent, adult child, co-worker, or boss, and want to gain perspectives and ideas of how to handle the conflict. You are experiencing a life transition that you mostly have a grasp on, but there are some pieces you want to talk with a professional about to make sense of or find solutions to. You want to bounce ideas off of an unbiased psychologist. You are facing a difficult decision. You want to strategize about a difficult conversation that is coming up. You are action-oriented and are looking for a solution to implement right now. You have never tried therapy, but want to meet with a Psychologist one-time before making any further decisions about whether or not to pursue therapy. You have been to therapy before, but want to check in with a professional one time as a "booster."
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