Do you take insurance?
I am not a participating provider with commercial insurance. For one thing, insurance requires I assign you a mental health diagnosis, and most of my clients are perfectly healthy people just struggling with some life challenges. This diagnosis becomes part of your medical record, which can then be considered a pre-existing condition and possibly create problems for you getting coverage in the future. Your insurance company also requires regular reports on your progress, which means you and I are no longer in complete control of your privacy.
Many of my clients prefer the privacy that private pay ensures. However, for clients who would like to submit claims to their insurance per their Out of Network benefits under their plan, I’m happy to provide a monthly SuperBill. Feel free to ask if you have more questions, or check with your insurance about Out of Network Benefits.
How long will therapy take?
That depends on what you’re working on! Some people come in for help with shorter-term problems or tough decisions they’re trying to make. Others come in after wrestling for years with anxiety and depression, and they want to find relief and explore more deeply. Your length of time is dependent on your goals and your level of commitment to the process.
Do you see couples or kids?
I do not, but many people I work with might also be seeing a couple’s therapist with their partner. If that’s the case for you, I can collaborate with that person as needed and requested by you.
Do you do phone sessions?
I offer phone sessions as needed due to illness, travel, etc. I am also happy to offer video session for anyone living in PA. Teletherapy has been proven to be just as effective as face-to-face therapy, and I’m proud to provide it! The only service that I’m unable to offer online is EMDR, as that is an in-person modality.
Where are you located?
My office is conveniently located at 1362 S Atherton St in the Southwood Office Center in State College Borough. Access to parking is off of Edna Street.
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Address: 1362 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801