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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only work with women?

Do I have to have a mental health disorder to go to Therapy?

I work primarily with individuals who identify as women or were raised/socialized as girls. This includes trans women, trans men, and non-binary folx. I specialize in this population because much of the therapeutic work I do focuses on dismantling the harmful impacts of patriarchy and the socialization of girls/women. I also work with men when they feel I would be a good fit for their needs.

Short answer, heck no. We all need assistance at different points in our lives. Art therapy can assist you wherever you're at in your journey. I do not believe you need a "mental health issue" or "diagnosis" to justify therapy. Therapy is an investment in you and your desire for change. Whether you're navigating a crisis (death, relationship change, medical diagnosis, etc.), coping with life stress (financial pressure, relationship strain, academic pressure, etc.), experiencing debilitating symptoms (depression, anxiety, etc.), exploring new identities (religious/spiritual change, gender identity, etc.), or a life with more meaning, art therapy can help.  

How CAN I Pay? 

All fees are private pay via credit card, cash, or HSA card. When you complete the intake paperwork in my HIPPA compliant client portal, your card of choice will be stored. Your card will be automatically charged following your appointment.   

 

I can also provide a superbill that you submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement (as a policy, I do not communicate directly with insurance companies).

What are the advantages
of Private Pay?

To have therapy services covered under insurance, you must have a mental health diagnosis. A mental health diagnosis can be limiting and places the focus on something being "wrong" with the individual. It can discount the role of life circumstances, poverty, systemic oppression, and more that create stress in a person's life. Furthermore, a person may not be seeking treatment for a mental health disorder - they may be hoping for more balance, life purpose, or other positive traits.

Some individuals also prefer to have their permanent health record void of their mental health diagnosis, and prevent insurance companies from having legal access to their diagnosis, treatment plan and case notes containing a great deal of personal information.

As a private paying client, some additional advantages include

  • No contact needed with a third-party payer (i.e. insurance company)

  • Ability to choose your therapist based on the needs and values you desire

  • Ability to determine length of treatment and care

What is your fee?

Mini-Session (20 min phone consult): Free  

Intake:  $300 for 80 min 

Weekly Session:  

$200 for 50 min (recommended for phone/video meetings)

$300 for 80 min (recommended for in-person meetings)

Do You offer a Sliding Scale?

I do not offer a sliding scale. I set my fee at a rate that allows me to work exclusively with a small number of clients. I do this to honor my own emotional and mental needs.

If you need financial assistance, you can apply for an art therapy scholarship through my art therapy fund.

If you are BIPOC, you can also apply for a therapy scholarship through the Tucson Therapy Fund.