There are so many wonderful choices out there, right?! Please read more about me to to make sure it aligns with your presenting concerns. You’ll also want to get a good feel for my personality and style since a good fit is a must, so contact me and we can chat. Us therapists don’t take it personally if it’s not the right match, so please be honest!
It can definitely feel intimidating to meet with a total stranger and let them in on your life story. It is my job to make you feel as comfortable as possible and keep confidentiality. But, it is not just a job to me. I truly feel honored to walk alongside you in this journey and I wouldn’t do this work if I didn’t care deeply. I just ask that you commit to our work together, remain open and honest, and trust the process. This means that even though every session may not have an Oprah “aha!” moment, this work of processing, learning, and self discovery is all building towards something awesome!
That’s hard to say without knowing your story and meeting with you. I typically say when someone is motivated, let’s jump on that and meet weekly to gain traction. My goal is to work myself out of a job! You will feel equipped to move to less frequently along the way and you and I will continually assess this progress.
I choose to be out of network with insurance companies so as to avoid their “red tape” and involvement in your treatment. This means you self pay upfront at the time of service and then you can submit for reimbursement. Call your insurance company to determine if they have out-of-network benefits. If they do, I can provide a Super Bill (please note that this requires a diagnosis code.)
The million dollar question!
See my current rates on the policies page.
Need a reduced rate/ sliding scale/ lower fee provider? Please try https://www.opencounseling.com/north-carolina/charlotte or https://openpathcollective.org
EMDR is hard to explain and understand, but having done it as a client and now as a clinician for several years, I am a firm believer in its benefits! I like to say that it’s like a system update for your brain — to send any negative memories/thoughts/sensations that are stuck to where they belong. It doesn’t erase memories or traumas, but it definitely decreases their intensity and resolves negative beliefs by replacing them with more positive and adaptive ones. Clients will feel distress relief, healing, reduced physiological symptoms, and empowerment. EMDR is proven to help with grief & loss, abuse, traumas, phobias, low self-esteem, attachment issues, family disruptions, upsetting memories, PTSD, and food issues. Find more info here.
This is how all of us therapists start! A LCMHCA is provisionally licensed clinical mental health counselor associate who has completed a master’s level counseling program, passed necessary national examinations, and is currently working toward full licensure by completing a minimum of 3,000 of supervised clinical counseling hours.