Let's Talk About It
Something is troubling you.
It could be something specific like anxiety, depression, relationships, wondering if you may be autistic or it could be something vague that's nagged at you for some time. Sometimes you just feel overwhelmed. You've thought about counseling, but you've hesitated. Now you've decided that it's time to share your feelings with a therapist who will listen without judgement and help you to understand what you're feeling. Someone who will work together with you to help you find your way forward.
Let's get together and talk. Give yourself a moment to exhale. Settle in. This time is about you, and safety, and finding your peace.
Before I became a licensed professional counselor, I was a speech-language pathologist. During that time, I discovered that I was very connected to my clients' emotional thoughts about their speech problems. I could feel their pain and I wanted to do everything in my power to help them to feel better. When my best friend died at age 51, I decided that life was too short and that I wanted to pursue my dream of becoming a psychotherapist. I quit my job, sold my house and went back to graduate school. I earned my second Master's degree, this time in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
My backgrounds in both speech-language pathology and clinical mental health counseling make me uniquely qualified to diagnose adult Autism Spectrum Disorder.
On the personal side, my favorite things are camping, hiking, nature, dogs, funk and alternative rock music.
Individual therapy for adults using a positive, solution-focused approach
Accepting, laid-back environment
Adult Autism testing/diagnosis
I accept payment from HSA accounts, credit cards, checks, Venmo and cash. My fee for a therapy session is $125/hr. Autism testing/diagnosis is $160/hr and takes 4-6 hours total.
"Why don't you take insurance?" you might ask. Insurance companies require me to make a diagnosis. I don't always think that's necessary. Then they tell you how many visits you can have. I think you should decide that.
If you like, I can give you an insurance superbill so you can file it with your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. Many insurance companies apply this toward your out-of-network deductible. You will need to check with your insurance company to confirm.
If you’re limited in what you can afford, there are options. We can schedule sessions less frequently, or we can do abbreviated sessions at a lower price. Many kinds of therapy don’t require weekly visits.
DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Master of Arts - Communication Disorders
University of Cincinnati
Master of Science - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Northern Kentucky University
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Speech-Language Pathologist