Let’s bust some common therapy myths.
Let’s bust some common therapy myths.
Truth or Myth?
A list of common myths and frequently asked questions are listed below. Please click on the question that most interests you and more information will become available. Have a question not covered here? Contact me and I’ll be more than happy to help!
Myth 1: Seeking therapy means that I’m crazy, cuckoo, a nutjob, whatever.
Absolutely not. The healthiest and strongest people seek therapy. If you like to solve your own problems, you will benefit the most. Most people are looking for ways to cope with situational crises, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and low self-esteem. Therapy is the magical, mystical portal to the person you’ve always wanted to be.
Myth 2: Anxiety and Depression is something I will have all my life.
Change is possible. Research shows that the best treatment outcomes include therapy, medication and exercise. I also provide natural solutions to mental health issues, like essential oils and Plexus products, which help get your gut right. (Did you know that the latest research shows your gut is an ancient “brain”? Let’s feed it what it needs to function right.)
Myth 3: Therapy involves lying on a couch and telling your deepest darkest feelings.
Confession: I do have a couch, however most people choose to sit down. I do offer a variety of self-soothing fidgets (Play-Doh, fidget spinners, a very popular sequin pillow) if you feel nervous. The good news is that we will talk together in warm, safe, accepting and nonjudgmental environment.
The first session is often the hardest one and the most rewarding!
Please email me or call me to set up your appointment. I will ask a bit about what you need help with to decide if I am the best fit. If not, I will offer you other referrals.
I will ask you for your insurance information (see insurance question below for more details). I will also ask you to fill out initial consultation paperwork and bring it to the first session. You can access the paperwork prior to your session here.
Call 911 or got to the closest ER immediately! I do not handle emergency calls or crisis intervention outside of office hours. During our sessions, I will help you develop a safety plan and teach you coping strategies to deal with crisis action urges.
I am a visionary. I use my intuitive approach to heal emotionally stuck places.
I use DBT to teach coping skills so you can self-soothe.
I use mindfulness to teach you are only alive right now.
I use EMDR to reprogram your brain to release trauma.
I use art to get you creative and unleash your inner child.
I use group to get you connected to more support.
Yes! I accept most major commercial insurances for in-person therapy sessions in Tennessee.
I DO NOT accept Medicare or Medicaid. I also accept private pay patients ($150 for individual sessions and $50 for group sessions).
For insurance payments, the cost varies depending on your insurance benefits, which I will call and check. In order to do so, I will need:
- Your full name
- Your address
- Your birth date
- Your primary insured full name (or the name of the parent or spouse who hold insurance, if not you)
- Your primary insured address (or the name of the parent or spouse who hold insurance, if not you)
- Your primary insured birth date (or the name of the parent or spouse who hold insurance, if not you)
- Member number
- Customer service number on the back of your insurance card
I accept cash, check or credit cards. Payment is due at time of service.
Contact me directly to set up an appointment. If you are seeking in-person therapy in Tennessee, I can check insurance benefits and give you a projected cost. Once we have set an appointment, you can access my online portal to fill out initial paperwork.