Where is your office located?

My office is located at:

670 Meridian Way, Suite #274
Westerville, OH 43082

I also offer telehealth sessions online (Doxy) to anyone in Ohio.

What are your hours?

Wednesday: 11 am – 3 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm
Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 2 pm

How long are sessions?
I offer a diagnostic intake for your first session that ranges from 60-90 minutes. Sessions following are generally 50-55 minutes.
Do you take insurance?
I am not in-network with any insurance companies. However, many insurance companies give out-of-network reimbursements for mental health services. I encourage you to check with your insurance provider to understand what reimbursement options may be available. I am happy to provide you with a monthly “superbill” (an itemized receipt of services) as needed.
How do I set up an initial appointment?

So glad you asked! Click HERE and set up a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit.

What is your cancellation policy?
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Clients who do not cancel more than 24 hours in advance are subject to the full fee of the appointment. Your appointment is considered canceled if you email, message, or leave a voicemail within this timeframe. I understand life happens. I will waive the cancellation fee if you have an emergency and cannot cancel before 24 hours.
What should I expect in the first session?

Before the first session, we’ll have had a short chat on the phone, so I’ll already have an idea of what you hope to work on. When we schedule the initial session, I’ll send you digital documents to sign, including my informed consent, privacy policy, telehealth policy, intake questionnaire, and credit card authorization form.

The intake questionnaire will help me gain a little more insight into your history and goals for counseling. My goal in the first session is to get to know each other and discuss your goals for therapy. I may ask you some clarifying questions about what’s happening in your world right now and use that to plan and discuss what therapy might look like. You’ll have space to ask questions. And then we’ll dive right in.

What age ranges do you work with?
I work with adults 18 years and older.
Do you work with women? Men? Couples?

Yes. Yes. & Yes!

I work with men and women, and I love working with couples (dating, engaged, married, etc.)

What do you do in sessions with clients?

Your time is yours, and it can look different from session to session. I start most of my sessions with a time to check in on how the week went. Did you experience highs/lows? What did those look like for you?

From there, we may review any homework that was assigned. After that, the session can vary greatly from client to client. Maybe we are practicing new skills to help you challenge intrusive thoughts, or perhaps you want someone to sit and listen while you process something difficult. Toward the end of sessions, I will generally check in with you to ensure you are okay before discussing any homework that could be helpful between sessions.

Do you assign homework for between sessions?

Not always, but I believe it can be helpful. The purpose of assigning homework is to start putting into practice what we discuss in our sessions. This could look like practicing various coping strategies and breathing exercises to help combat anxiety. Sometimes, I recommend a podcast, TED talk, or even a book that could help support the work we are doing together.

How long does therapy take?

Each client is different, and their needs vary. Some clients experience breakthroughs and healing after a few sessions, while many require more time to reach their goals.

I ask that new clients attend weekly for the first 4-6 weeks. This allows for our working relationship to grow and momentum to be built. Too long of a gap between sessions might feel like you’re at the beginning again. When the time is right, we will adjust your sessions to bi-weekly or as needed.

What modalities do you use in your client work?

I like integrating techniques and interventions from various modalities depending on my client’s needs.

A few that I tend to pull from are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

What else should a client know to make the most out of working with you?
My hope is that you will be open and committed to the counseling process. If you’re here, you are curious about what counseling can do for you. You will see progress if you dedicate yourself to the work. It may not happen immediately and will most likely be uncomfortable sometimes, but it will be worth it if you stick with it.
Why did you become a counselor?
While serving in the military, I became aware of just how many people struggle with their mental health and how often people suffer silently out of fear of asking for help. This ignited a passion inside me to spread awareness about the benefits of counseling, leading to me becoming a counselor myself!
Marvel or DC?
Is that even a real question?! Marvel all day!
Where is your favorite place that you have traveled?
I had the opportunity to travel to East Africa in 2015, and it was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had. I also have fond memories of vacationing in Texas and North Carolina!
What do you do when you aren't working?
I’m most likely spending time with my family or friends. I love being outdoors, reading a good book, or serving with my church family!
Do you ever get tired of listening to people's problems?
Surprisingly no. There’s something beautiful about creating a safe space for my clients to feel comfortable about sharing their deepest pain and struggles. I feel very blessed that I am in a career that allows me to be that person for someone else.