Brown Wood

FAQ

 

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.

DO YOU OFFER TELE-THERAPY?

Yes, tele-therapy (doing therapy over a video medium) makes therapy more accessible than ever before.  While being physically present is the ideal, I do offer tele-therapy because it can be easier to schedule, it allows us to meet over distance, it cuts down on travel time, and it reduces the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other contagious diseases.

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.  

Think about those things you wish to address in therapy.  Perhaps you're thinking of anxiety, depression, pervasive shame, avoidance of emotions, substance use or another unwanted habit, struggles with boundaries, or out-of-control anger.  You may not initially think of these as relational, but it may be that these "symptoms" have filled in the gaps where there should have been love.


In therapy, you will be heard, you will be respected, and you will not be alone.  We'll gently honor the role those "symptoms" have played––those gaps really did need to be filled!––and we'll explore new ways of being and relating as we seek to heal those wounds.

For those interested in the more technical terms, Attachment Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Polyvagal Theory, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) are the primary theoretical influences for my practice.

I am a provisional license professional counselor (PLPC) pursuing independent licensure in Missouri.  I practice under the supervision of Emily Viet, LPC, RPT-S, RYT, EMDRIA Certified Therapist
MO License #2012032191
3216 Gillham Plaza, Suite 220, Kansas City, MO 64109