Where are you located?
A: My office is in the Galleria area of Houston, located at 2425 West Loop South, just north of Westheimer on Hwy 610 northbound feeder road. The building is grey, 11 stories tall and says STAGE in red letters at the top. My office is on the 2nd floor, suite 259. Skype sessions are also available.
How will therapy or success coaching help me?
A. Firstly, you'll be able to genuinely connect with someone
who is fully present, listening, and concerned about the issues and pains you are experiencing. Once you feel you have 'emptied your cup,' we make sure its clean, then we can begin to fill it with insights and solutions that YOU need. That doesn't mean you won't get answers in the first visit!
Some of the benefits and insights you'll gain are:
How to go beyond the thinking mind to solve problems.
How to create space between you and your thoughts/worries.
How to become confident in your decisions. Understand the trap of 'self esteem.'
The how of happiness and its dangers,.The role of the ego in the problems you have.
How to reconnect with your dreams.
Principles and 'secrets' of success we avoid.
The what and how of love.
Ingredients for a healthy relationship.
Finding meaning and purpose in life.
Understanding and controlling emotions.
Coping with life and death.
...and much more.
How much will it cost?
A: Individual Counseling,Therapy, Life/Success Coaching is $125 per hour. As an incentive for greater committment and change, I offer a discount for 4 prepaid sessions: 4 individual sessions is $395. Couples and Family Therapy is $135 per hour or $425 prepaid. Anger Management group is $40 (50 minutes). Phone Sessions are $25 per 15 minutes.
Do you take insurance?
A: I do accept some insurances. If your insurance company is not listed below, please call to discuss options. you may also contact your insurance company to inquire if they will reimburse for out-of-pocket costs and how much. I can provide an invoice receipt for you to submit. When possible, don't allow insurance coverage itself to deter you from seeing the provider you wish to see! I accept the following insurance plans at this time:
Blue Cross/BS- Out of Network
How much is my copay?
A: Depending on your insurance coverage, copays range between $15 and $31 for Behavioral Health. Traditional Medicaid does not have a copy.
Why is there a deposit to make an appointment?
A: I require a one-time deposit so that I know that you are ready and committed to attend your session. I am not a medical clinic with people lined up in my waiting room. If someone misses an appointment, I wait an hour for my next client. I not only respect other people's time, but mine as well. Over the years, I have found that deposits are necessary.
What forms of payment do you accept?
A: In addition to check and cash, I accept debit and credit cards, as well Paypal. I charge an additional 3% for cards and Paypal.
What is your cancellation policy?
A: I require a full 24 hours notice prior to your scheduled appointment if you need to cancel your appointment to avoid being charged the full session fee.
What is your money-back gaurantee?
A: For clients that have signed my Committed to Change form, and have completed the practices they have been assigned, they have 5 business days to respond in writing, requesting a refund if they are unsatisfied. I am pleased to share, that as of January, 2014, there have been no such requests. :)
How many sessions will it take?
A: For most people it ranges between 2 and 6 sessions. It's not uncommon for people to get the answers they need in one session, while others work through deep-seated issues or work towards success goals for months. Ultimately, you decide what you need, from session to session!
What does LCSW mean?
A: LCSW stands for Licensed Clinical Social Worker. To receive this license, one must have a Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited university and completed 3,000 hours of clinical training in a mental health facility under the supervision of an LCSW. The person must then pass
The Association of Social Work Boards Exam which tests the person’s knowledge about the theories of human development, behavior and relationships; diagnosis of mental disorders and treatment interventions.
What if I am suicidal or homicidal?
A: If you have an a crisis that needs attention immediately, you can call one of the following numbers below or go to the emergency room!
West Oaks psychiatric hospital: 713-995-0909
Bellaire Hospital: 800-423-0017
MHMRA: 713-970-7000 / Toll free: 866-970-4770
What do I do if I suspect abuse or neglect?
A: If you should suspect abuse or neglect, there is a duty to report it if the person is a minor or senior.
Please call 1-800-252-5400
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