Where is Your Office Located and How Do I Get There?
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Central Austin. My office is located in Timberline Office Condominiums, on the northbound side of MoPac/Highway 1 at Bee Caves Road/2244, one exit south of Lady Bird Lake). Timberline Office Condominiums is just south of the IHOP and Texas Land and Cattle Restaurants.
My office is nestled into the western edge of Zilker Park, and features floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Barton Skyway Greenbelt with midcentury-Japanese furnishings, and is a very grounding and restorative space to work together. The office is easy to find and there is plenty of parking.
When are you Available?
I’m currently available to see clients on weekdays (except Thursdays) from 8am to 2pm, and evenings from 5pm to 9pm (except Friday). Although I often hold workshops and therapist/caregiver trainings on Saturdays, I occasionally have a few weekend appointments available.
How Do We Get Started?
I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation during which it’s helpful for me to learn a little bit about you and the stressors that prompted you to seek therapy, and how I can best offer support. If I feel that I’m not the best suited for your particular situation, I’ll refer you to a few other more suitable therapists. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about my background, how I approach work, and more practical matters and policies. Then we schedule an appointment and begin meeting.
Are My Therapy Sessions Confidential?
The trust that is so important to the therapeutic process depends on confidentiality. People share highly sensitive and private subject matter not discussed anywhere outside of the therapy office. Confidentiality creates a sense of safety and a solid foundation of trust and connection between client and therapist. I will provide you with a copy of an “Informed Consent” explaining that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. It’s important to know that there are two exceptions, explained below.
In some cases, a client may want their therapist to share information or an update to another care provider (for example, a physician). Therapists may not release this information unless you sign a “Release of Information.”
Additionally, by state law and professional licensure ethical requirements, therapists are required to break their confidentiality in the following cases:
Therapists are required to report suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources. Similarly, if the therapist has reason to suspect the client intends to cause serious bodily harm to themselves or another person, therapists must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
What Are Your Fees and Policies?
Couples and Family:
Medical Ethics/End-of-Life consultations:
Workshop and group prices: Variable based on specifics and length.
Presentation and Evening Workshops (60-90 minutes): $30-$50
Weekend Workshops: (3-5 hours): $100-$250
Groups: (90 minutes – 2 hours): $40-$75.
(These are approximate ranges and subject to change.)
Do you offer reduced fees?
I offer a limited number of reduced fee slots to those who can’t afford my standard fees and who are able to commit to weekly therapy.
My reduced fees are $100/individual and $120/couples.
Fees are due at time of service.
I accept all credit cards, cash. I accept checks from established clients.
Do you take insurance?
I’m considered an out-of-network provider for some insurance plans. This means I can offer receipts for services that may allow you to receive reimbursement through your health insurance provider, depending on your plan. If you are interested in pursuing reimbursement, be sure to check with your provider in advance to learn what your plan allows.
How Do Forms Work?
You’ll be able to download client forms from my website, complete and bring them in, and we’ll review them during our initial session. While they may seem tedious, they are required by HIPAA and are a one-time process.
The time that we collaboratively select for us to to work together is allocated for you, and there is a cost to each hour I work in my office. Therefore, if you need to cancel an appointment, you must give me 36 hours notice. Otherwise you will be charged for the missed appointment.
Call 512-350-8505 (live link on mobile devices) or contact me now to schedule a confidential consultation or for more information.