FAQ

Where is your office located?

Decision time! My HQ is in Cedar Park, at 507 Denali Pass, Cedar Park, TX. It’s the mothership of therapeutic wonders.

But wait, there’s more! I also work in Round Rock with Viesca Therapeutic Services, 600 Round Rock West Drive, Round Rock, TX.

Options – because life’s too short for a one-location wonder!

How do I make an appointment with you?

Now, that’s easy! Call, text, email, or complete the contact form on this website.

How long are the sessions? What are your fees?

This question is straightforward to answer.

A single session is 50-60 minutes and costs $200. A half-day intensive (3 hours) is $600, and a full-day intensive (6 hours) is $1,200.

Do you offer any payment plans or alternatives to afford care?

Payments are due when you receive services (unless they are intensive; find more about intensives in a later question in this FAQ). There are no running tabs or bundled deals here – just straightforward payment for each session. Cash, check, Visa, Master Card, or Discover accepted. Sorry, I do not accept American Express, Venmo, Cash App, or Zelle.

I have limited openings for sliding-scale clients. You may complete the contact form on this website and request the application. I hold sliding scale spots for individuals with limited financial means.

Before the first session, you must complete and upload the application to your portal; two additional pieces must accompany it. The first page is your most recent tax filing (not older than the previous year) and check stub/slip.

What insurance do you accept?

In choosing to have a cash (non-insurance) practice, I can provide a guaranteed confidential experience. It’s like a covert mission for your mental well-being.

If I tango with insurance, I must provide a diagnosis, find what the insurance company deems appropriate treatment for the required time, and then report it all to them.

I got your back! I prefer that therapy be genuinely confidential and not report or provide a “prescription” when it may not be necessary for you. This way, we protect your vulnerability (no labeling) and give no diagnoses on your records. However, if you like, I can create a receipt for you. You may submit it to receive credit toward your deductible if you desire.

What is your cancellation policy?

I reserved the time for you. If you need to cancel, please give me a 48-hour advanced heads-up to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

What can I expect from counseling?

My therapy process is symptom-driven and client-directed. That means our work focuses on what you want relief from, which YOU define at the start of counseling. We will check in on those symptoms throughout our time together.

Here’s a twist you must know. I aim to work myself out of a job! While I’m grateful for my time with each client, I aim for you to reach a point where counseling is not a regular pitstop. That timeline looks different for each client; once they achieve their objectives, they typically graduate from counseling services.

Are there issues that you don't address in your practice?

I feel passionate about “staying in my lane” of specialty and gracefully redirecting clients when another provider would be better. I typically offer referrals for the following: addictions, couples therapy, play therapy, personality disorders, neurodivergence, disordered eating, psychosis, and bipolar disorder.

While I may have experience in some of these areas, grief and trauma are the focus of my practice now. If my services are not the best fit, I am happy to offer referrals for someone you might find who is a good fit.

I notice you incorporate Christianity. Do I have to be a Christian to work with you?

Here’s the scoop – a Christian membership card is not mandatory! Whoever you are, I’m all about welcoming and creating a safe space. While incorporating faith and spirituality can be essential to healing, each person comes with a different definition. I am a woman of faith; I choose Jesus and love. YOU determine how little or how much you bring into the mix.

Is EMDR only for trauma?

EMDR treats more than trauma; it is also used for performance enhancement to improve your ability to excel in business, amp up athletic performance, and enhance relationships.

How does intensive EMDR therapy compare to traditional weekly treatment?

Let’s talk about time and money, the dynamic duo of decision-making. In traditional weekly therapy, you participate in 53- to 60-minute sessions, month after month, possibly stretching into years. When you start delving into the stuff you want to work to heal, time is short, and it is time to shut the session down again – and wait until next week. Progress, yes, but it can sometimes feel like slow-motion success.

A typical intensive counseling session is 3-6 hours of focused therapy. Regular EMDR sessions are 90 minutes; clients often come weekly or bi-weekly. The magic lies in the concentrated time and attention, perfect if your schedule scoffs at weekly appointments, your schedule doesn’t allow for weekly therapy appointments, or you don’t have the space to spend months in therapy to address your treatment goals.

From a brief financial perspective, consider a regular weekly therapy session at $200/session for six months at $4,800 or one year at $10,400. On the other hand, EMDR Intensives can potentially bring relief where you need it most quickly and save time and money.

Will you tell me what trauma or memories I need to work on?

I trust your wisdom. Everyone’s goals and needs are unique. I understand that each person brings their “fine China” into the therapy room: their hopes, heartbreaks, hidden wounds, and stories.

While I bring expertise and training, I am never the expert on another person’s life or choices. We will work on this together. What matters most to me is that this space is your sanctuary. Be you, have a voice, and let’s bravely dive into healing and understanding, tapping into that God-given wisdom within.

What is an EMDR Intensive?

EMDR Intensives are a more flexible model of therapy that allows you to focus on growth and gaining long-lasting relief that aligns with the natural design of your system to elicit restoration and healing.

EMDR Intensives are personalized treatment plans that focus on your goals, and the design intends to fit into your preferred schedule and timeline to reach your goals. We’re talking treatment goals tailor-made for you, fitting into your schedule.

You experience progression with your primary therapist, but the cognitive shifts and the emotions or body sensations still seem stuck. Feeling stuck can be frustrating and confusing. By working adjunctly, EMDR Intensives can help to unstick those feelings that don’t make cognitive sense. In collaboration with your primary therapist, we can pinpoint what to focus on with EMDR to remove those roadblocks and keep your progress flowing.

What is adjunct therapy?

In therapy, there are moments when you might feel stuck, looping on negative experiences. It’s a tough spot for both you and your therapist. Collaborating with your primary therapist and me, we can target specific memories, sensations, or beliefs using EMDR.

This focused approach accelerates progress, helping you and your primary therapist tackle those sticking points and enhance your ongoing work.

Adjunct therapy does not replace or interrupt ongoing therapy; it is supplemental to the primary therapeutic relationship. With adjunct EMDR therapy, clients continue to receive treatment with their primary therapist. An adjunct therapy is usually short-term (4-12 extended sessions) and desensitizes recent events, single incident trauma, or simple phobias that interfere with the client’s therapeutic gains.

Do you have testimonials? Can I leave a testimonial?

I do have quite a few testimonials. However, I can confidentially share the ones that permitted me to share.

“I’m going to be okay & for that I would like to thank you. You have helped turn this horrific event in my life into something that has changed my forever for the good.” – T.F., former client

“I’m not sure if you remember me, but a few years ago you really helped me. Thank you for that. 3 years later and I’m still feeling better.” – G.H., former client

Yes, you can give me a personal testimonial. If you cannot leave on the website, you can leave a Google review. However, please note that I cannot guard your confidentiality if you post a testimonial or review anywhere outside of offering it privately to me.

Is humor and laughter allowed during counseling?

Alright, serious talk – can we bring the chuckles into our sessions? Absolutely! I’m all about the direct, no-nonsense, and relational vibes; I am that, too. However, I firmly believe that laughter and humor are vital to the healing journey.

Why? We’ve all experienced more than enough pain, and because laughter fights stress, builds bonds, and upgrades your mood, it contributes to your overall well-being and resilience.

Why the poppies on your website?

Poppies are a symbol of both remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. Thus, poppy flowers convey a poignant message that resonates with the ethos of my work.

Are shoes necessary?

I am so glad you asked! Here’s the scoop. If your shoes feel like a tight embrace, therapy is your space to break free. Shoes are probably necessary for the journey from your doorstep to my office, but once you’re inside, feel free to liberate those feet.

Here’s a humble request: If your feet have fragrance, please cover them with socks. Our aim is for a serene atmosphere, not a foot aroma contest. The little things keep the therapeutic vibes flowing, one stank-free step at a time!

Maybe you have a question not listed or need more clarification?

Of course, I cannot answer all questions in this small space of the Internet, nor do I know all the questions. However, I am curious! If you have a question I have not addressed, you are welcome to complete a contact form and inquire about your question(s). I will do my best to answer your inquiry.