Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Individual Sessions:

* Individual session rates are self-pay and sliding scale options are available.  Please contact me for more details.

* Individual art or verbal psychotherapy sessions are 50-minutes and include all art materials. 

* I offer a free consultation, by phone, to make sure that the services that I offer meet your needs. 

* If you are currently a student, I offer a discounted rate for therapy sessions and individual/group supervision.  Please contact me for more details. 

* 90-minute extended sessions are available on a case by case basis. 

* Payments (cash or check) are due at the time of sessions. 

 

Group programming:

* I can bring Creative Arts Groups, Group Art Therapy, Art History Workshops, Yoga, and Chair Yoga Groups to your program. These groups are available on a monthly or weekly basis. I have experience bringing programs to:

Senior Centers, Nursing Homes, Rehabs and Care Facilities, Hospitals, Day Programs, and Residences/Supportive Housing. 

Please contact me for more information.

* If you are interested in starting a therapy group or supervision group, I would be happy to speak with you. Please contact me for more information. 

 

Cancellation Policy:

24 hours notice is required to cancel an appointment, otherwise the client is responsible for the appointment fee. I will gladly work with clients to reschedule appointments.   

 

Insurance Process:

I currently accept Cigna insurance and all insurances that allow out of network sessions. 

Licensed creative arts therapists provide psychotherapy services that can be considered an out-of-network "behavioral health" or "mental health" benefit, depending on your coverage.  I will provide an invoice at the end of the month in order for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. 

Questions to ask your insurer:
• Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
• Will you cover LCAT’s (licensed creative arts therapists) for psychotherapy?
• How much is my deductible?
• How many visits per year are covered?

 

Do I have to be "artistic" to participate in Art Therapy?

No previous art experience is needed to participate in art therapy, only a willingness to explore the process. The expressive arts are a natural form of expression, one that many people begin to utilize at a very young age. As children, most of us gravitated towards creative outlets such as art making, music and dancing, but due to feelings of insecurity and societal expectations, these modes of expression may have faded.  Making artwork can allow someone in therapy to process what they are going through in a different way, gain insight they wouldn't have realized through talking alone, and to experience feeling relaxed and more balanced through creative expression. 

 

Are our conversations confidential? 

Confidentiality is extremely important in the therapeutic relationship.  I aim to create a trusting, secure, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you can feel comfortable sharing and knowing that what you share will not be repeated outside of the therapeutic space.  Confidentiality agreements and disclosure forms will be provided for all clients. 

 

mORE INFORMATION ABOUT ART THERAPY:

Links to Art Therapy Sources