FAQs

Crisis Numbers

If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, please call 911 or go to your closest emergency room. 

  • University of Utah’s Crisis Line and Mobile Crisis Unit – (801) 587-3000
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline – (800) 273-TALK

Who Needs Counseling?

The truth is that everyone can benefit from some form of counseling. We take care of our teeth by going to the dentist, we take care of our bodies by seeing a doctor, and sometimes we need to take care of our mind and emotions by seeing a therapist. If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, therapy can assist you in developing new skills to help you find happiness. If you’re going through a rough time and need someone with a listening ear or a new perspective, therapy can help. If your family isn’t as tight knit as they used to be or you need new resources as a parent, therapy can strengthen your family. If you and your partner are struggling to communicate or connect, therapy can help you rekindle the romance. 

What's Counseling Like?

Rarely is therapy what it looks like in pop culture. Many people picture therapy as lying on a leather couch while an older gentleman with round glasses and a large notebook repeatedly asks, “Now how does that make you feel?” While there is a couch and feelings are discussed, therapy is so much more. It’s an objective listening ear, a place to explore new perspectives, a safe space to process difficult things, and the opportunity to learn new skills to improve your quality of life. 

First Session Expectations

At the first session you can expect us to chat about what brings you to therapy and what you hope to accomplish during sessions. We’ll talk about ways I can help you and explore if my therapeutic approach is right for you. There will be forms to review and payment methods discussed. Subsequent sessions will get delve into whatever you’re struggling with. 

Online Therapy

We offer online sessions at the same rate as our in office sessions.

We use a secure, HIPAA compliant video service and the same practice/privacy policies apply. Online sessions are not appropriate for everyone but if interested, please contact our office and we’ll help you determine if it’s a good fit for you.

Please note that you must be in the state of Utah to receive these services, per state law and over 18 years old per company policy. 

Confidentiality

You are legally and ethically entitled to confidentiality. This means that your treatment cannot be discussed with any other parties without your written consent. There are a few exceptions to this, however. If you disclose abuse or are an imminent danger to yourself or others, confidentiality may be broken.  Please refer to our privacy notice for more information.

Price

Each session is $100 an hour. A session may run anywhere from 50-60 minutes. 

Currently, we accept checks, debit cards, credit cards, and cash.

Insurance

At this time, we do not accept insurance.  Insurance can be beneficial in many ways. However, in mental health, insurance can also be problematic to your treatment. Insurance companies require that I assign you with a diagnosis and will request copies of session notes. They also will often dictate how many sessions you get and may even only cover certain approaches or diagnoses.

Our goal is to provide you with a holistic, personalized experience that will benefit you long term; something that is not always possible with insurance companies.

Client Portal

You can access the client portal by clicking here.