Insurance & Payment
I am currently an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Aetna, Healthgram, United Healthcare, and Crescent Health System.
All co-pays are due upon time of service. You may pay with cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card, HSAs, or FSAs.
If you do have insurance through a different provider you may have out-of-network psychotherapy benefits. Call your insurance company to ask what your benefits for out-of-network mental health services are are, including number of sessions, your reimbursement rate, and mailing address. I am happy to provide you with a monthly Superbill, which you would then submit to your company to reimburse your expenses paid to me.
Please contact me to discuss private pay options.
In addition to psychotherapy services, I am also available for group therapy work. I do this on a contractual basis for other organizations, and on behalf of members in our community. I have done so for several recovery organizations. I am also available for adjunct teaching, and have taught several graduate level counseling courses for Lenoir-Rhyne University.
As a therapist, I see my role as helping people heal and work through that which keeps them from healthier, more authentically connected lives. I do this through helping people develop greater awareness of themselves on physical, emotional, and cognitive levels and of how those relate to the greater world around them. This helps us both clarify and address unresolved issues, be they trauma, grief & loss, anxiety, depression, distressed interpersonal relationships, addictive patterns, or life transitions. As these issues resolve, people gain healthier and more meaningful ways of relating and connecting to themselves and others, giving back to their circles of belonging, and more sustained spiritual connection.
My approach to therapy is grounded in working with present moment awareness and your direct perceived experience. While we will absolutely talk about the past and the future in our work together, and issues ranging from depression, anxiety, grief and loss, mood disorders, communication issues in relationships, and lack of motivation, I will work with those issues by bringing awareness of how those are impacting you in the now. If interested, following in the tradition of Carl Jung, we may include natal chart interpretation to support our work together.
Most clients meet for one fifty three minute session weekly, though sometimes people may find they need to meet twice weekly during really tough times. Some people meet every other week once they've accomplished their primary goals in therapy. Engaging your therapeutic process between sessions is valuable, and your work may be supported through journaling, awareness development, reading a book, or other projects.
As a seasoned wilderness therapist I take great joy in working outdoors. If interested and appropriate for our work together, I am happy to do sessions outside with you. For the summer of 2019 these sessions will be taking place at a location in Swannanoa, NC.