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What is a consultation?

The main purpose of a phone consultation is to determine if we are a good fit for one another.  A consultation is a free 10-15 minute phone call.  I'll ask you to share a bit about your goals for therapy, and I'll answer any questions you have.  If working together feels like a good fit, we'll discuss fee and scheduling.

How long is a therapy session?

An individual therapy session is 50 minutes.  Special arrangements can be made for extended sessions.  
A group therapy session is an hour and a half.

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

Yes, if the standard $120 fee is prohibitive, I can offer a reduced fee.  We can discuss the fee over the phone during a consultation or during a session.  I don't work with insurance, but I can provide you with a superbill that you can submit for reimbursement.

What is your approach to therapy?

I believe most of the things we might call "symptoms" are rooted in relational wounds, so I have a relational approach to healing.  I want clients to know that my therapeutic stance is firmly rooted in curiosity and compassion, that savoring the joy of positive change is just as important as navigating the pain of loss, that I believe in them and I treasure their trust.

For those interested in the more technical terms, Attachment Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Polyvagal Theory, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and Somatic Experiencing (SE) are the primary theoretical influences for my practice, and I've benefited from Internal Family Systems' "parts" language.

I am a provisional license professional counselor (PLPC) pursuing independent licensure in Missouri.  
I practice under the supervision of Emily Viet, LPC, MO #2012032191

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