Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get started?

Taking the first step is often times the most difficult one. The first thing you can do is call or e-mail me to discuss your concerns and find out if therapy would be a good fit for you. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to answer questions and discuss with you if therapy is an appropriate option for you.

Do you accept insurance?

I do not accept insurance; however, I can give you a receipt that you can give to your insurance company for reimbursement.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations must occur at least twenty-four hours prior to your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charged for the appointment. If you do not give twenty-four hours notice, you will be charged for your session time.

Where can I get new client paperwork?

New client paperwork can be downloaded and completed before your first therapy session by clicking the link below. All new client paperwork is available in PDF format and can be downloaded here:

New client forms

We will discuss these forms and I will answer any questions when we meet.


What can I expect during a therapy session?

Therapy sessions take place at my office in Downtown Sarasota. Sessions last approximately 50 minutes (unless otherwise arranged). During the first session, we will identify the issues you are concerned about and discuss the most appropriate approach to ensure the therapeutic experience is collaborative. At the end of each session payment by either cash or check is required.

What is the fee for a therapy session?

Each 50 minute therapy session is $120.00 and is payable by cash or check. The rate is the same for couples counseling, marital counseling or individual therapy session.

Do you offer reduced fees or a sliding scale fee?

I believe mental health services should be available to everyone. Therefore, I have some reduced fee slots available in my practice for clients who are unable to pay the full fee.

What are your hours?

Appointments are scheduled Monday through Thursday anytime from 10:00am to 6:00pm. You may call or e-mail to discuss scheduling an appointment.