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Please read through my pre-screening questions before you request an appointment.  It is my intention to make contact with good fit clients and to be as clear as possible about what I do and don’t do.  These prescreening questions will help you make a determination as to whether you will be a good fit for counseling services with me.  

  1.  Are you 18 years of age or older?  If yes AND you are dealing with anxiety, depression, or trauma then I may be a fit for you.   I do not work with kids or teens.  

  2. Do you have insurance coverage?  I am a provider with some insurance companies but you need to contact your insurance company to see if I am in network with your particular Insurance.  I am currently accepting Aetna, Anthem, Medical Mutual, Paramount, and UnitedHealthcare as my main insurance providers but I am listed with others.  

  3. Are you seeking individual counseling?  I offer individual counseling only.  I do not offer couples, family, or group counseling.

  4. Are you experiencing addiction, suicidal ideation, psychosis, or extreme crisis?  If you are dealing with any of these states you will probably need more intensive treatment than I offer and I will not be a good fit for you.  If you have a history of any of these issues, or currently have mild symptoms and reach out to me, if I feel that I will not be able to provide treatment you might need based on my assessment, I will not take you on as a client. Sometimes it takes time to assess your needs, and even if we have already started working together, I might need to stop your treatment and refer you to another provider if I determine that your issues are not a fit for me.

  5. Are you already working with another counselor?  There are ethical issues around working with more than one therapist.  It is best to work with only one therapist at a time.  I suggest that you talk with your current therapist about any concerns or issues you are having with your current therapy before you start treatment with another therapist. 

  6. Are you inquiring on behalf of yourself?   If you are, good. If not, please have that person you are inquiring for review my website and prescreening questions and reach out to me directly.  I will only offer service to the prospective individual client I would be working with. 

If none of these questions would be a barrier to our moving forward and you would like to discuss starting counseling, please contact me using my appointment request form,, or 419-930-9700.  I consider the first couple of sessions of therapy an assessment phase for both of us.  Some symptoms and issues might be outside of my scope of practice or competence.  If I determine that you would be better served by another provider at any time in our work together, I will provide you with an appropriate referral.

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