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    FAQs

    Are you currently accepting new clients? 

    *June 2023* Yes! I am accepting new clients and have immediate availability. I would love to hear from you!

    How long are sessions? 

    A session lasts 50 minutes which is considered a therapeutic hour.  

    How often do we meet?

    It is recommended to begin with weekly or biweekly therapy sessions until your symptoms decrease. It is then common to decrease to monthly sessions for a period of time to maintain acquired skills.

    What type of clients do you typically work with?

    I work with moms who have babies, toddlers, preschoolers, or younger school-aged kids. My clients are incredibly talented, intuitive, and sensitive women. They are typically looking for support with anxiety, ADHD, and other motherhood issues. 

    If you do not fall into these categories, but this website resonates with you, please reach out. I would love to talk with you and see if we would be a good fit!  

    What can I expect for the initial free 15-minute phone consultation?

    The phone consultation is a time for both of us to see if we are a good fit. You can ask any questions that you may have for me.

    Here’s how it works:

    1) You send me a message on my contact page (the button at bottom of this page will send you there).

    2) I will email you within 24 hours to schedule your consult. 

    3) I will call you at the scheduled time.

    During our consult, we will both determine if we are a “good fit.” We’ll talk about what you are seeking from therapy. I’ll ask you some questions to make sure that you’re getting help from the right place. 

    4) If we are a good match, we’ll move forward and schedule from there

    How do I know if you’re a good fit for me?

    The fit comes down to feeling and expertise. When you find the right therapist, you will feel seen and heard. You will feel an intangible “click” — a personality connection. 

    You will also be able to trust the expertise of your therapist. You’ll know if I’m a good fit by the way you feel and by ensuring my training and specialty aligns with what you are seeking from therapy. 

    The research shows that “finding a good fit” is the biggest indicator for your success in therapy. It is extremely important for me to make sure you are in the right place. 

    If I believe that I wouldn’t be able to provide the help you need, I will provide referrals to other clinicians which may be a better fit. 

    If we are a good fit, what happens after I schedule my first session?

    Once we have an appointment scheduled, I will email you the intake paperwork via a secure client portal. The intake packet includes consent forms, practice policies, depression/anxiety screenings, and a form asking background questions. 

    You will receive a link to your scheduled appointment via email 48 hours before your session. You will also receive a text reminder 24 hours prior to your appointment. 

    What can I expect from our first session?

    The first session involves getting to know one another, talking about your coping strategies, and goals for counseling. We start creating a road map to get you where you want to be. 

    I take a relaxed, informal approach so that you don’t feel bombarded with questions and feel as comfortable as possible. My personal goal is for you to walk away from our first meeting feeling empowered, valued, seen, and hopeful that you are on the right track to make healthy changes in your life. 

    Is online therapy right for me?

    Virtual therapy is wonderful! There are so many advantages. I love that I can meet with teachers during their lunch hours, moms during their child’s nap time, or busy professionals who need the flexibility. Most clients who are on the fence about online counseling end up loving it! 

    Although there are many advantages of virtual counseling, it’s not right for everyone. Online counseling (telehealth) works best for those with mild to moderate symptoms (not people who are suicidal or in a crisis). 

    All of my sessions take place on a HIPPA compliant Zoom platform using video and audio.  

    Do you offer in-person sessions?

    No. At this time my counseling practice is exclusively online in order to provide services to clients in Chicago and throughout Illinois, Florida, and South Carolina.

    What can I expect from Christian Counseling if I am interested in faith being integrated into my sessions? 

    I integrate both counseling techniques, as well as biblical concepts when providing Christian Counseling. 

    I believe that true healing comes from focusing on all parts of yourself including mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. 

    I have received specialized training integrating faith into therapy to help you build a toolbox that is aligned with your values and beliefs. 

    Some ways that faith may be integrated during your sessions include: focusing on God’s grace and forgiveness, exploring Bible verses relevant to your current symptoms, and examining how your spiritual life influences your relationships.

    We may also evaluate your thought life and aligning it with biblical truths, looking at what the Bible says about certain maladaptive behaviors and habits, and developing ways to have a deeper connection with God. 

    Do I have to be a Christian to work with you? 

    I work with clients from all nationalities, races, religions (or non-religions), and backgrounds. I am a Christian whose faith is the foundation of my life and the central aspect of my marriage and parenting. 

    I carry my faith into my practice; however, I never impose my views and only integrate faith into therapy sessions if desired. 

    I am intentional about only working towards your specific goals and consider myself to be very inclusive.

    Where is my practice based? 

    I am located in the Chicago area but provide online counseling to clients across Illinois, South Carolina, and Florida.

    I do not have an in-person location at this time. My clients prefer online counseling due to the flexibility and convenience.

    Is it okay if my baby or children are present during the session?

    Yes! Absolutely! One reason I love online counseling is that it works great for busy moms. 

    I want you to be able to receive the care that you need without the concern about finding childcare.