SERVICES

Psychotherapy & Counseling for adults of all ages, identities, and backgrounds who are navigating:

- Grief and loss

- Illness and caregiving

- Depression and other mood disorders

- Anxiety

- Trauma

- Life transitions

Appointments available via telehealth or in-person in a lovely, historic building near Duke's East Campus.  


Fees & Insurance:

I am an in-network provider for most commercial Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, the NC State Health Plan, The Duke University Student Health Plan, and traditional Medicare.  I also work with individuals on a private pay basis.  My standard fee for a 50-minute session is $125.  The fee for the intake session, which is typically between 60-75 minutes in length, is $175.  

If you have insurance benefits with a plan other than the ones listed above, I can provide you with a monthly "super-bill" or courtesy file claims on your behalf to assist you in accessing out-of-network benefits that you may be eligible for.  Please call your insurance company to inquire about your plan benefits for "out-of-network mental health services".  

 
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PHILOSOPHY & MODALITIES

Change is a process.

Humans are highly individualized beings, with vast differences in life experiences, personalities, strengths, needs, and goals.  Therapy should be adaptive and flexible, as individualized as the people we serve.


My approach is relational, collaborative, grounded in evidence-based practices, and tailored to the individual needs and strengths of each client.  While I appreciate and draw from various theoretical underpinnings, my intention is to create the right therapeutic space for each client to move in the direction of their identified goals.  This begins by developing safety and trust in the relationship.  

I am engaged in ongoing learning focused on the growing body of knowledge around trauma and the interconnection of the mind and body.  I practice through an attachment-based, trauma-informed, humanistic and holistic lens, working to understand the whole person in the context of their history, experiences, and systems within which they live and function.  In session, I often integrate mindfulness practices, encourage self-reflection and development of insight and self-awareness, and utilize process-based therapy approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  When appropriate for an individual client, I utilize structured therapeutic protocols including Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Grief Therapy.  

 
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“The good life is a process, not a state of being.  It is a direction, not a destination.”

Carl Rogers

 

Disclaimer for Good Faith Estimate for Cash Pay and Out of Network Patients:

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 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” (GFE) of expected charges. The GFE shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for services provided. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. It does not take into account any reimbursement that you may receive as a result of out of network benefits. The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If you are billed for more than this Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill. You may contact the provider if billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask that the bill be updated to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available.