How long should I expect to be in therapy?

Sessions last about 50 minutes.  Longer sessions can be offered if needed.  Most clients attend weekly or bi-weekly. When the problem becomes less troublesome, we go into “maintenance mode” which can mean we meet once a month or just as needed. The length of treatment varies from person to person but outcomes are more apparent when the client takes an active and engaged role in therapy.

What is the cost of therapy?  Do you take insurance?

Regular 50 minute sessions cost $80. Longer sessions can be requested for 1 hour and 20 minutes for $125. The price is the same for individuals, couples, and families.

I am not on any insurance panels, but some insurance companies are willing to pay out-of-network. I do encourage you to contact your insurance company to learn about your benefits before setting up an appointment.

Do you see kids?

I see teens and tweens! If he or she is at least 11 years of age or enrolled in 6th grade, I will work with you and your kid. If your child is younger, you might consider searching for a child therapist on Psychology Today or Good Therapy.

Please keep in mind that if your child no longer resides with both parents due to divorce or change in custody, the proper paperwork (e.g. divorce decree) must be provided before he or she may be seen.

Where are you located and what are your hours?

My address is 1509B S. University, Fort Worth, 76107 in suite 212. My office is located on the 2nd floor of the historical Ol’ South Pancake House Restaurant. The entrance is at the north end of the building.

My hours are typically 10 to 7. However, I have certain days I can offer earlier or later sessions. Please feel free to inquire about those times.

How do I prepare for my first counseling session? And what should I expect?

Intake paperwork will need to be provided. You can find a copy of the intake form under FORMS. Print and fill out the appropriate intake. Or, you can arrive 10 minutes early to session, and receive a copy to fill out before session begins. If you are attending as a couple, each partner will need to fill out his or her own intake.

When session begins, we will go over the paperwork and answer any questions you may have about our policies, confidentiality, and procedures. Together we will discuss the focus of therapy, goals, expectations, and scheduling of therapy.

For couples therapy or marriage counseling, individual sessions can be offered after the initial session. This will be discussed at the end of your first session.