Frequently Asked Questions
Who can benefit from counseling?
It has been my experience, people of all ages, generations, race and sexual orientation can benefit from the therapeutic experience. My style of counseling is integrative and intended to fit your personal needs and goals. This can range from a very clinical, structured and cognitive approach to a more mentorship type role. My approach is collaborative which means, to achieve your goals, we work as a team.
How many counseling sessions will I need?
Typically sessions duration is 12 to 32 sessions, depending on need of the client.
What if I'm looking for a quick fix?
Counseling is intense and challenging. People often experience getting worse before they get better. But if you are committed to the process, counseling offers the possibility for deep meaningful change.
Do you take insurance?
I offer receipts for insurance reimbursement as I do not bill insurance directly from my office. I do take medical debit cards and FSA cards.
Is counseling for my child/teen?
This is a common question. So here are some things which may help you decide if now is a good time for your child/teen to receive counseling.
Has there been recent changes in the family?
Examples; divorce/separation, moving, parent career changes, birth or adoption.
Has your child/teen experienced a loss?
Examples; death of family member, death of pet, moving to new country, town, house or school, separation/divorce, death of family member or friend due to suicide
Is your child/teen exhibiting new behaviors?
Examples; sleep patterns, eating behaviors, sensory sensitivity, outbursts, developmental regression, cutting, lying, stealing, isolating, aggression or changes in mood.
Has your child/teen witnessed or experienced trauma?
Examples; domestic violence, sexual-physical-verbal abuse, car accident, school shooting
How would I know if counseling with Amy is not for my child/teen or self?
I do not prescribe medication and will recommend medical professional for psychiatric assessment and on going care.
Note: I do not work with custody cases. I believe the counseling process is sacred and needs to be safe for children and teens.