starting therapy can be intimidating, and you may have Questions
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A: I take a collaborative and holistic approach to therapy, meaning that I work together with you to explore your unique needs and goals, and I consider all aspects of your life, including your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. I also believe that your wellbeing is essential for your mother identity, your mothering, and your journey as a woman through motherhood.
A: I don't accept insurance because I want to be able to provide my clients with the best possible care, without the limitations that insurance companies often impose. For example, insurance companies may require a clinical diagnosis of a mental health disorder for reimbursement, even though many people who benefit from therapy do not have a diagnosis. Additionally, insurance companies may require certain interventions to be reimbursable, which may not be the best fit for all clients. By not accepting insurance, I am able to provide my clients with a wider range of services, including holistic and depth-oriented therapies, and I am able to have a smaller clientele, which allows me to provide my clients with more personalized care. I am also able to devote more time to professional development and community engagement, which helps me to provide my clients with the highest quality care possible.
I don't accept insurance, but I work with Mentaya, a platform that helps clients get money back on out-of-network therapy sessions. If you have out-of-network benefits, Mentaya will file claims and handle the insurance paperwork to make sure you get reimbursed.
Note: Mentaya's goal is to save you time and money. It's completely optional, and as your therapist I do not benefit in any way from your participation.
To save yourself some time, you can use the benefits checker below to see if your insurance provides OON benefits.
A. I take a blended approach to therapy, combining traditional clinical talk-therapy techniques with coaching approaches. This allows me to provide my clients with a comprehensive and individualized approach to therapy, helping them to understand and sort through their challenges, set and achieve their goals, and live healthier and happier lives.
A: I offer telehealth for a few reasons. First, it allows me to reach more people, regardless of their location. Second, it can be more convenient and accessible for mothers who have difficulty traveling to therapy appointments. Finally, I work with mothers in different states and it makes it possible to serve them virtually.
A. My fees are as listed: (*subject to change)
Initial Consultation = $200
Individual Sessions: = $150
Group Therapy Session = $100
A. Yes, I will accept clients that do not identify as women of color. However, I am particularly passionate about working with women of color because I am aware of the unique challenges that they face in society and in the healthcare system. I am committed to creating a safe and supportive space for women of color to heal and thrive. I also believe that it is important for mothers who identify as women of color to have access to providers who also identify as women of color. In the black maternal health realm, it is upmost important to have a provider who also identifies as a woman of color.
I understand that not all women of color will feel comfortable working with a therapist who shares their identity, and I respect that as well. However, I want to assure the women of color I serve, that they are welcome in my practice, and I am committed to providing them with the highest quality of care.
A. My ideal client is a mother who identifies as a woman of color, she is between the ages of 25-45. She may be in the beginning stages of her Matrescence as she is currently pregnant, somewhere in the middle with small children, or in a later stage with an near empty nest. She is passionate about motherhood and wants to be the best mother she can be. She holds herself to high standards, and wants to live life according to her values, her visions for her ideal life, and the goals she set out for herself.
However, she can also struggle with the mental load of managing a household and family, feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, experiencing depression or anxiety, struggles to balance her identity as a mother with her other identities, feeling disconnected from her partner and/or community, and struggling with the impact of racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression on that impacts her life and her mothering journey.
She is ambitious, committed to her own healing and well-being, and she is looking for a therapist who can help her navigate the challenges and opportunities of motherhood, and womanhood. In therapy, she aims to attain all-encompassing well-being. Juggling the complexities of motherhood, she grapples with additional stressors including societal challenges. Therapy serves as a means for her to develop effective coping strategies and alleviate stress and anxiety. As she strives for a more harmonious life, she endeavors to establish boundaries and prioritize self-care, aiming for a fulfilling life for both herself and her family. Exploring her identity as a mother and woman, she utilizes therapy to strengthen her bond with herself, and her family.
Overwall, she is you, and she is me. We're all in this journey of Matrescence together!
think we can work together?
To work with me, please click the button below to complete the form and place an initial inquiry. I will be in touch via email with the next steps.