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Therapy

A life crisis is the most common reason that people come to therapy. Admitting that you may need to talk to someone can be a scary and humbling experience. Whatever your reason, rest assured that you're not alone.

Some people come to therapy after many years of dealing with a mental illness like depression or schizophrenia, and some come for a "tune-up". Many come to deal with issues from their youth that they haven't wanted to deal with until now, or that they need to continue work on. Some come to therapy because of a life crisis (divorce, death or illness, etc.) and some come as a couple to learn how to enhance, or fix, their relationship. You may want to talk to someone about things that are bothering you that you can't tell Mom, Dad or anyone else.

Grief and loss, depression, alcohol and drug misuse, communication difficulties, self-esteem or -identity issues, feelings (or actions) of hurting yourself or someone else - all of these are reasons people make the decision to see a counselor. You don't really need a solid reason - things may just not seem "right". If you feel that you need help, then you're probably right.

Therapy is as different as you are. I've been trained in and have successfully utilized numerous therapy styles over the years. My training includes work in the cognitive/behavioral, relational and psychodynamic treatments. By getting to know you and discussing your issues, we can create a plan that can work for you.

My experience in the social work field spans over 30 years. My background includes nearly 10 years in the New York State psychiatric system as an inpatient social worker and outpatient program coordinator. I've worked in domestic violence shelters, with the mentally challenged and developmentally disabled, as a crisis team therapist and as a staff person in various residential settings. Just prior to private practice, I was the supervisor of the social service department at a private psychiatric hospital in Austin. In 1994, I began working in my own practice and have been focused on that since.

FEES


Individual therapy (55-60 minute session) - $125.00
Family/couples therapy (55-60 minute session) - $125.00


I accept many insurances, including:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • United Behavioral Health

It's important for you to know that

  • some insurances do not provide mental health services.
  • some insurances have out-of-network benefits for mental health services.

It's good to know what mental health benefits your insurance provides.

Prior to your first visit, I will ask you to contact my billing provider, CenTex Medical Billing Services (512-267-2614), to have them check your insurance benefits.
They’ll contact both you and me before your first appointment so we’ll know what to expect.