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Getting Started

Therapy is really an investment in yourself and your family. Can you think of anything more important than that? If you are ready to take action for yourself or your family then you have come to the right place.

  • If you’re ready to take action now call 813-434-3468 to schedule with the receptionist
  • If you prefer to ask questions via email: [email protected]

Financial info

Sessions cost $90.00 and are 45 minutes. In an effort to make sessions more affordable, I accept some types of insurance and some employee assistance programs (EAPs).

I accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

Insurance info

I am in network with Camaraderie Foundation and some Cigna, and Aetna Insurance plans. Insurance is complicated and typically does not cover the entire cost of therapy. Please call the number on the back of your insurance card to learn what your behavioral health benefits are before you schedule so you know what to expect your out of pocket cost will be.

Other Important Details

How long are sessions?

Therapy sessions are 45 minutes. The first session is typically dedicated to gathering information about the past. The second session is dedicated to discussing your goals for the future. Every session caters to the unique needs and goals of the client.  Typically sessions are scheduled weekly at first and can be short term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth.

Is therapy confidential?

Therapists take very seriously their responsibility to protect your privacy and confidentiality. In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and their therapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. However, there are a few legal exceptions to confidentiality required by Florida law
These include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.

If a client intends to harm himself or herself. A therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if a suitable plan for safety cannot be agreed upon, then the therapist is required to take the necessary steps to initiate an involuntary hospitalization.

What does LCSW mean?

A licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) is a mental health practitioner licensed in the State of Florida by the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling to provide psychotherapy in private practice. LCSW’s are approved providers for insurance companies and managed care plans, and in addition to working as psychotherapists, they also practice in a broad array of community institutions such as medical facilities, schools, nursing homes and mental health clinics.

LCSWs must have a master’s or doctorate degree in social work with an emphasis on clinical experience, undergo a formal post graduate clinical training period of no less than 2 years (3,200 hours) of supervised clinical practice, and have passed the appropriate state licensing examination.