Will we be a good fit?
Making sure there is a good connection and match is vital. Searching and choosing someone can be a daunting process. It’s important to feel comfortable to dialogue about how the process is going and voice any questions or concerns you might have. I provide an initial phone call to hear about what’s going on and how I could possibly help.
How long does the therapy process take?
This question is understandably an important one. It is different for each person, couple, or family. Just like different surgeries or medical issues have different recovery times, so do emotional and relational issues. What can shorten the length of time in therapy is commitment and consistency. Feel free to discuss any concerns or questions regarding this.
How much is each session?
Therapy is costly, but also a lifelong benefit and investment. My starting rate is $150 for an individual 50 minute session. For couples and families it is $175 per 50 minute session or $250 per 75 minute session. There are a set amount of reduced fee slots for those who require accommodations.
Do you take insurance?
I receive HMSA, a Hawaii specific insurance company. For all other insurance companies, I am an out-of-network provider. However, a superbill each month can be given. This can be submitted to your insurance for reimbursement based on your policy. It can be helpful to call your insurance ahead of time to know what is available to you.
What is your availability?
The therapeutic relationship is unique and can be a source or comfort and security. It’s important that there is safety in the relationship and openness to reach out as well as trust that there will be a response. I will respond within 48 hours of contact. As a solo outpatient practitioner, I am unable to personally provide 24-hour crisis services. In the event there is an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Another resource is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255
What happens in the first session?
The first session will be getting to know each other and what brings you into therapy. We will get a better idea of where you are and where you want to be as well as if it seems like a good fit. It should also give you a chance to feel more at ease with the process and have any questions you have answered.
What is your cancellation policy?
All appointments require at least 48 hours in advance notice to avoid a charge for the full amount.