In our first session, I will ask a lot of questions about what brings you to therapy and what you'd like to change or focus on in our work. You will get to share what's important to you and how you'd like to grow.
Most of my clients begin treatment by learning DBT skills. This is a little different than other types of therapy, because there is a lot of teaching and practicing skills instead of just talking about feelings or the past.
After that, I think of therapy like a road trip: you're in the driver's seat. You pick the destination and you control the steering wheel, the gas, and the brakes. I sit in the passenger seat with a map and help you get to where you want to go.
Sessions are approximately 50 minutes. We meet weekly, but for some people it might be more appropriate to meet twice a week, or every other week.
The total amount of time you spend in therapy is up to you. Some people like to come to therapy to focus on a specific challenge, and therapy ends when they feel like they have addressed it. Others like to use therapy as a way to maintain progress, and may continue coming for as long as they feel it is beneficial.
Initial 15-minute consultations are free, to ensure we are a good fit.
50-minute sessions are $210.
If you have out of network benefits, I can provide you with the documentation you need for reimbursement. You will be responsible for contacting your insurance company to verify benefits, and for submitting all necessary documentation.
No. Many of my clients have never been to therapy before, or have not been diagnosed with BPD. They report feeling overwhelmed by their emotions, acting impulsively, or behaving in self-damaging ways. If you read through this website and thought, "hey, that sounds a lot like me!" then we would probably be a good fit, regardless of what your past diagnoses may be.
I work with adults 18+. I have no upper age limit. My focus is more on symptoms than on age, so please feel free to schedule a consultation to see if we are going to be a good fit.
I have been providing mental health treatment online since 2017. Online therapy sessions give you the freedom to fit appointments into your busy schedule, without worrying about the additional time required to travel to/from the office, or struggle to find childcare. And then there's the pure convenience factor - attending therapy in your sweatpants from the comfort of your couch!
The most up-to-date laws about online therapy say that the therapist has to have a license in the same state where the client is currently located. Since I am licensed in Texas, and Colorado (and hold a telehealth provider registration in Florida) those are the only states where I can practice.