FAQs for KTB Counseling
1. What is counseling and/or psychotherapy?
As it pertains to here, counseling is an activity whereby I counsel individuals on their difficulties and personal challenges. I provide a safe, relaxed atmosphere where people feel comfortable sharing their inner-most thoughts and problems.
2. What is your counseling style?
I can tell you what my style is not: sitting there and staring at you for an hour. I engage with my clients, and I offer advice when solicited. That being said, if my client would like to talk for the entire hour and not have me say anything, I will respect that wish. I do not follow a particular theoretical orientation but rather maintain an eclectic approach. When I say "eclectic," I mean that I use a variety of therapeutic methods; cognitive behavioral, psychoanalysis, strengths-based etc. I do not believe that one style fits all. Thus, I will always wait until I meet the person and then decide which therapeutic style and/or components may work best.
3. What is your counseling fee?
I charge $120 for the initial intake and $100 for each subsequent session. I charge the same for an individual, couple or family session. If you are an individual, couple or family in need, I can see you for a steeply reduced rate ($30-$50) through a psychotherapy collective called Open Path. Check it out!
4. Do you take insurance?
I accept Medical Mutual insurance, but I am predominately an "Out-of-Network" provider. As an out-of-network provider, if you have outpatient mental health out-of-network benefits, I can provide you with a Superbill (a fancy receipt) which you can then submit to your insurance for possible partial reimbursement.
5. What are your hours and how long is each session?
I am open from 9am until 6pm, Monday through Friday. My last appointment each day starts at 5pm. Most sessions are between 50 minutes to an hour, but I can also see individuals for 1/2 hour. If an individual would like to be seen for just 1/2 hour, I will reduce my rate to $50.
6. What is your specialty?
My specialty is those who struggle with their identity. My sub-specialties include the transgender population and young adults.