Where are you located and what are your hours?
My office is located at 920 Frederica St. Ste 212 Owensboro, KY 42301. My normal business hours are Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM, by appointment only.
Do you offer online counseling?
Yes, I offer both in office and online counseling/teletherapy. You can reach out via the contact today tab or call the office at 270-713-2094 for further details.
Will my insurance cover online counseling/teletherapy?
There are several insurance companies that cover online counseling/teletherapy, however it does seem to vary with different companies and plans. It is best to contact your insurance company directly to be sure.
I want to make an appointment, how do I do that?
If you already know that you would like to schedule an appointment, click here. This will take you to a secure client portal, where you can select your appointment date and time. If you have a few more questions, click the contact today tab below. The contact today tab will direct you to a form where you can request a free 15 minute phone consultation and ask any additional questions.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
What can therapy help me with?
Although everyone’s results differ, some potential benefits of therapy include learning ways to cope with depression and anxiety, improving the quality of relationships, managing the effects of traumatic experiences, improving self-esteem, and coping with life transitions.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Once you have chosen to participate in therapy, we will meet and begin identify goals for your treatment. How the process works, varies with the individual as everyone is different and has different goals. Some simply want a place to vent and problem solve, some are very specific with their goals, and others prefer more experiential types of processing.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.