FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are you located?
317 West Hill Street, Suite 204-A, Decatur GA 30030.
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We are located in the Oakhurst District of Decatur, south of the Decatur Square. Free parking is available in the front or back of the building. Handicap access is at the rear of the building. There is a bicycle rack conveniently located near the entrance to the building. For those traveling via MARTA, we are located about 20 minutes walking distance from the East Lake MARTA station.
What are your fees?
I make every attempt to keep my services financially accessible to those wanting to make a change in their lives. I accept most major health insurance plans (see below) and typically maintain several sliding scale options each week. We will discuss the details of the fee structure during our initial phone conversation.
Cash, check, and most major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Do you accept insurance? If so, which insurance plans do you accept?
I am an approved provider for the following networks:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
- United Behavioral Health
If you are insured by a managed care company not listed above, your plan may include out of network benefits. I will be happy to provide you a Statement of Services so that you may seek reimbursement from your insurance company.
How will I know if you're the right person for me?
This is an important question to ask yourself. The process of opening up to a new person and sharing details of your life, your history, and your relationships is a deeply personal one, and I recommend considering the following prior to committing to a therapist (including me):
- Is the clinician licensed? Clinicians who are licensed by the State of Georgia have completed at least a Master's degree in the field of study. They have also completed a period of supervised experience during which they continue to develop their skills. Most importantly, they must adhere to legal and ethical guidelines designed to protect clients and the public. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC006126 in the State of Georgia.
- Does the clinician have a specific orientation, or lens, through which they see change happening? Some clients have done some extensive research and know that they want a specific type, or orientation, of therapy. Examples include CBT, EFT, and Object Relations. While I use a variety of techniques, my approach is based on feminist principles of empowerment--when we feel like we have the power to make change in our lives, we begin to see ourselves as powerful co-creators of our happiness.
You say you're a Multicultural Feminist. What does that mean? Do you work with men?
When I refer to myself as a Multicultural Feminist therapist, it means that I consider each person's experience within the context of his or her social and cultural realities, and how these realities oftentimes result in people feeling disempowered. In session, we may talk about how factors such as gender, race, sexuality, and socioeconomic location have contributed to the client's reasons for commencing and benefitting from counseling.
I very much appreciate working with men, and men account for approximately 40% of my clients. I believe men can benefit from a feminist approach because they, too, have been affected by gender stereotypes and cultural expectations that may contribute to their current or chronic dissatisfaction.