What are your credentials?
I hold a Masters Degree in Education from The Citadel in South Carolina and am licensed with the State of Georgia and South Carolina as a Professional Counselor. I am also certified in providing Tele Health Services and am also certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I have 20 years of experience as Nationally Certified Counselor and a decade in the field of chemical addiction.
Where do you practice?
I serve many North Atlanta areas to include Peachtree Corners, Johns Creek, Suwanee, Norcross, Duluth and Forsyth County . I can meet with you through video sessions that are secure if you are anywhere in the state of Georgia or South Carolina!
What if I don't have time to come in consistently for appointments? No worries! If desired, we can use brief, solution focused therapy. We can also employ problem solving techniques and Hypnotherapy to rapidly make progress towards your goals. Video counseling is a good way to maximize use of time away from the office or away from home!
When can I schedule an appointment?
If you would like to schedule an appointment, the easiest way is to schedule an appointment online as a new client using the patient portal. Or, you can call me for a brief conversation. The purpose of the call is for us both to determine how I may best be of service. Should the reasons for counseling be outside of my area of expertise, I will assist you in locating referrals. Please note that email is secure only through my HIPAA compliant email firstname.lastname@example.org which is encrypted.
What are your hours?
I have mostly daytime and occassional evening appointment availability, and appointment times can be somewhat negotiable. I offer tele mental health sessions through Simple Practice that is a HIPAA compliant platform for video sessions and these appointments can be more flexible.
How long are sessions?
Individual sessions range from 30 minutes to 55 minutes. All sessions end a few minutes early to make the next appointment time and to collect payment. Group sessions are 1 hour 30 minutes. “One time only” sessions are 2 to 3 hours with booster sessions being 55 minutes.
Do you take insurance? What is the cost for counseling? Yes, I am on panel with several insurance companies. Please see the tab "Using Insurance vs. Self Pay". If you are not using insurance, I will provide you with a Superbill to submit to insurance if you choose to seek reimbursement. For Hypnotherapy, if you are not an established patient, Hypnotherapy fees will be through 'self-pay'. Insurance traditionally pays for Psychotherapy services that are provided in person, however, many insurance panels are open to paying for Telehealth services.
How do I know what my copay is for each session? Please reach out to your insurance company and inquire about your copay, number of allowable sessions and if you have a deductible. I have a billing specialist who will bill insurance for you using the simple practice information you input into the patient portal.
Will our sessions be confidential?
Counseling is provided on a private and discreet basis. All matters remain confidential with the following exceptions:
- Any past or imminent harm or abuse to a child.
- Any imminent threat of harm to self or to another .
- Courts or a Judge may order disclosure of a clinical file.
In case of an emergency please contact your local hospital,
call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255