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3064 W. River Road #F
Goochland, VA 23063


Mon – Thurs: by appointment

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Choosing a therapist is a big step, and it’s important to approach it in a practical and down-to-earth manner. Here are some practical tips to help you find the right therapist:

Credentials: Make sure the therapist is licensed and qualified to practice in your area. This ensures they have the proper training and experience.

Approach: Different therapists use different methods. Look into approaches like CBT, talk therapy, or others to see what resonates with you.

Specializations: If you’re dealing with a specific issue like sex addiction or hoarding, finding a therapist who specializes in that area can be really beneficial.

Comfort: Trust your gut. You should feel comfortable and respected in your interactions with the therapist.

Affordability: Be realistic about your budget. Consider what you can comfortably afford and whether the therapist accepts your insurance.

Location and Convenience: Think about how easy it is to get to the therapist’s office. If it’s too far, it might become a barrier.

Scheduling: Make sure their schedule aligns with yours. If they have a long waiting list, you might need to explore other options.

Recommendations: Get recommendations from people you trust or check online reviews. They can provide valuable insights.

Respect for Your Background: If cultural sensitivity or diversity matters to you, find a therapist who respects and understands your experiences.

Ethical and Professional Behavior: Ensure the therapist maintains proper boundaries and keeps your information confidential.

Remember, it’s okay to take your time and meet with a few different therapists before settling on one. Trust your instincts and prioritize what feels right for you. This is about your well-being, so approach it with confidence and practicality.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Before you reach out, please check out my FAQ. Your answer may be right here. 

How long will it take to see results from __ ?

Every person is different. No one responds in the same way to any type of therapy or intervention. If there is a crisis, we focus on dealing with the crisis, then working on solutions, then maintenance. Without a strong foundation, quick change usually doesn’t last. So, we will go at the speed of your body to create change at a pace that you can sustain. If you were functioning well and then were hit by a life crisis, that is usually a lot quicker. A healthy lifestyle always supports quick recovery as well.

What treatment works best?

It depends on what is the root of the problem. Let’s say that the problem is ADD. Is it caused by a blow to the head or ingesting toxins (food colorings, sugar, etc.)? If it’s due to a blow to the head, neurofeedback is the best approach. If it’s due to the diet, you need to change your diet. Eating a healthy diet will always make any healing modality more effective because the body will have more energy to work with.

Now let’s say that you have a problem that requires surgery or medication and you get that done. Are you finished? No! Not if you want wellness. Surgery and medication only mask the symptoms. If your mind or energy body are not corrected, the dis-ease will return in some other form because the imbalance is still there. So, if you are interested in wellness, the treatment that works the best is the one that addresses the root cause. If there are several approaches that do that, the best one is the one you like.

Do you have night or weekend hours?

Generally speaking, no. I sometimes teach special workshops on the weekends.

Office hours are by appointment Monday through Thursday. The last appointment of the day is 4:00 p.m., sometimes 5:00.  Availability is extremely limited. I give priority to returning clients so that they can have continuity of care. If you are interested in one time visit (for something like past life regression), I can almost always work that in.

Do you accept ___ insurance?

I participate in the Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield network (except HMO products), Optima, and Aetna. I am out of network for other carriers. This doesn’t mean your insurance company won’t cover your visit. It just means that you have to check with them about out-of-network coverage.

It’s always a good idea to check your coverage. The out-of-network fee may be the same, or slightly more than, your in-network fee.

Lots of plans are now very restrictive. If your deductible is really high, meaning you have to pay the first $X, it’s better to choose your provider by what you want than what you can get because the fee is coming from your pocket anyway.

Will insurance pay for ___?

Insurance will typically pay for everything except neurofeedback. Check with your plan to verify coverage.

When should I not use insurance?

If you have privacy concerns, you can self-pay. If you want a service that insurance doesn’t pay for, you can self-pay.

What is your fee?

$165 per therapeutic hour.

What is your billing policy?

Fees are due at the time of services. Missed appointments are $50. In the event of an accrued balance, your account will be sent to collections after 60 days of non-payment. All payments must be up-to-date to resume services.

Do you work with couples?

No, I find it more useful when each person takes responsibility for their part in the problems. When each does this, things get really clear really fast.