COMMON QUESTIONS

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HOW MUCH DOES A THERAPY SESSION COST?

I charge $150 per 50 minute session and $200 per 90 minute session.  A card is kept on file and charged after the appointment.


Investing in your mental health is important, but I also understand every situation is unique. My goal is to help, so please contact me to discuss options before making any decision.

Sliding scale options are available through (openpathcollective.org) CURRENTLY FULL

HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?

An average length of session is 50 minutes.  As a trauma therapist, there might be times where deeper work needs to be done, if we are doing deeper trauma work, a session is approximately 90 minutes.  Together we will discuss when a 90 minute session might be necessary.  


You can set the frequency of these sessions varying from weekly, bi-weekly to monthly.  At the beginning of your therapeutic journey, it is recommended to start with weekly sessions and then gage your needs from there.

WHAT IS EMDR (EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING)?

EMDR therapy is a phased, focused approach to treating traumatic and other symptoms by reconnecting the client in a safe and measured way to the images, self-thoughts, emotions, and body sensations associated with the trauma, and allowing the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward adaptive resolution.

WHAT THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES/ TECHNIQUES DO YOU USE?

Being that I am a trauma therapist, I use a lot of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma- Focused CBT.  I also am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).  I also use Solution-Focused, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), play therapy and art therapy as other options for therapy.

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

I am an Out of Network provider.  The main benefit of not billing insurance is not having a diagnosis follow you.  There are other benefits to not billing insurance: you have a higher level of privacy and you get to control your treatment.  Some insurance providers may limit the number of sessions you can have and require a specific therapeutic modality.  If you would like to still use your insurance, I can create a Super-bill (a monthly receipt for services billed) for you; which you then can submit to your insurance for reimbursement.  Please contact your insurance provider to get reimbursement rates and other information you might need.

WHERE IS YOUR OFFICE LOCATED?

I am located at 3216 Gillham Plaza, Suite 220, Kansas City, MO 64109.  I am seeing clients both in- person and also via a Telehealth platform.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?

My work days are Monday- Thursday.

  • Mondays: 11am-5pm (Telehealth Only)

  • Tuesdays- Thursdays: 8:30am-5pm (Telehealth and In- Office)

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IN MY FIRST THERAPY SESSION?

During the first few sessions, we will start identifying areas you would like to work on in therapy.  We will also build rapport and trust with each other.  It is also important to give you some quick tools to aid in some relief as many of my clients need hope that things will get better.