Frequently Asked Questions

Why come to therapy?

Therapy is a place where you can truly be yourself. You step away from the “real-world” for a bit and spend time looking through your own concerns with a trusted therapy. Therapy is private, supportive, and helpful in terms of getting to know yourself at a deeper level and looking at different perspectives to improve your life.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, I currently accept most insurance plans. However, please note that some insurance plans may not cover tele-video visits. As a courtesy to you, I can run your benefits and let you know what it would cost. Starting in Spring, 2021 I will only be accepting BCBS and private pay for in-person sessions only and will accept all other paneled insurances at the telehealth level.

How long do people usually go to therapy?

While everyone’s needs are different, the average individual I see in therapy goes consistently weekly or bi-weekly for about 3-6 months. After that, some people choose to move on from therapy and some people might come back for “booster” sessions several times a year. We will work together to determine your needs and come up with the best plan of action for you.

Why the limited in-person hours?

While I love meeting with people in-person, telehealth has really allowed me to find better work/life balance in my own life as well as be able to reach more people. I have found that telehealth sessions have been just as effective as in-person and they often have the added benefit of being more convenient to attend. I plan to offer around 1-2 days per week for people who would still like to attend in-person therapy at my Troy, MI location.

How long are sessions?

On average, sessions usually last between 45-55 minutes.

What does therapy even look like?

Therapy starts with an intake session, this is where we get to know one-another and gather information about you. We then would work on completing goals for therapy and then get into actual therapeutic work (see below).

What type of therapy do you do?

The type of therapy I provide is called Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). This type of therapy is collaborative and non-pathologizing, meaning we don’t really see people’s behaviors or symptoms as problems but more so as protective patterns to help us from feeling painful emotions. In this therapy, we view people as having sub-personalities or “parts” which guide our behavior and mood. We also all have a “core self” which is our calm, loving, and peaceful self that can help us work through our problems more effectively. To learn more, view my services tab!

Why do you only see guys?

While I have enjoyed both working with those who identify as male and female in the past, around five years ago I really became passionate in working with men. We respond differently to problems and often require a different lense in which to work through issues. It my opinion that the modern male is under a lot of distress and confusion, and that it is my calling to work with this population.