What is sex therapy?
Sex therapy is therapy where sexual problems or concerns are talked about and worked on with someone who has been trained in this field. The media doesn’t do a great job at portraying what sex therapists do. There is no touching between us and the homework I give is done in the privacy of your home.
What are your office hours?
My current office hours are below and by appointment only:
Tuesdays: 11 am-5 pm
Wednesdays: 11 am-5 pm
Thursdays: 11 am-5 pm
Fridays: 11 am-3 pm
What’s the first session like?
We will go over confidentiality and answer any questions you may have for me. From there I want to understand how you will know therapy will be worth your time and money. After hearing more about this, and what brought you to therapy, we will work together to create a customized treatment plan tailored to you. It’s ok to be nervous before our first session. It’s scary to meet someone new and start talking about the intimate details of your life.
How much does it cost?
$135 for a 50-minute session.
$200 for an 80-minute session.
Why don’t you take insurance?
I have chosen to not participate with any insurance companies for the following reasons:
- I have to assign a diagnosis. This becomes a part of your record and some people don’t want that label. There are some things that are not recognized as a diagnosis. Such as relationship distress and even sex addiction.
- My notes aren’t sealed. Meaning that your insurance provider will read the notes I take in order to determine if they will pay for services or if therapy is being effective.
- Your options are limited. You basically only have the options that your insurance provider gives you and those therapists may or may not be a good fit or trained in sex therapy or couple’s work.
- What about out-of-network benefits? Some people are not concerned about what I mentioned above, and that’s totally fine. I can provide you with a superbill with all the codes you need to file and possibly receive a reimbursement based on your insurance plan.
What does LMFT after your name stand for?
LMFT stands for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. This means that I had to have over 1000 hours of client work and 200 hours of supervision with other licensed marriage and family therapists. I also had to pass two exams. Being an LMFT means that I meet the high standards that our board has set.
I’m not a Christian… Do I have to be to see you?
Absolutely not! I am a Christian, but I follow your lead on what that means in our work together. For example, do you want to talk about your faith? How the church shaped your view of sexuality? Or what God’s design for sex is? I love having these conversations. I also understand you may not be a Christian and not want any sort of Christian counseling. I am 100% ok with that and will not force my beliefs on you. Whether you are Christian or not.
At the end of the day, my training and methods are founded in research and my goals are:
- Provide a nonjudgmental place for you to share your story
- Walk alongside you in your pain and healing
- Meet you where you are with warmth and care