Frequently Asked Questions
Why would I choose therapy?
Many individuals need a unbiased party to discuss things with; this could be processing thoughts and feelings about various situations. Therapy can help with communication, understanding attachment styles and how they affect relationships, working through trauma, helping with addictions, working on family issues and so much more.
When you speak with a professional, you get one on one attention that focuses on you and your issues. Therapy is the collaboration between the client and therapist, where goals are established, solutions emerge and self-worth improves.
What is your cancellation policy?
There is a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, please cancel 24 hours in advance to avoid paying the appointment fee.
Do you take insurance?
I am out-of-network for all insurance carriers, but I can provide you with a bill to submit to your insurance provider.
What is the cost of therapy?
The initial session is $110.00 and weekly sessions are $95.00.
What method of payment is accepted?
I accept all major credit cards, Flex/HSA cards, and cash.
How long is each session?
Typically each session is 55 minutes. The first session will normally last a little longer, due to paperwork and information gathering.
How does scheduling work?
I normally will do a phone consultation to find out some basic information and to ensure we are a good fit together.
You can always call, text or email me to schedule an appointment. I do try to encourage scheduling recurring appointments on the same day and time of the week. This routine tends to work best for everyone’s busy schedule.
Consistency in counseling is key. Participating in random appointments makes the skills learned harder to apply.
Do you have weekend or emergency appointments available?
Yes, these appointments can be accommodated. As weekends are valuable, Saturday appointment are limited.
What ages do you work with?
I work with all age groups, but typically the youngest I see is 13.
Do you see LGBTQ individuals?
Yes, being a part of the LGBTQ community does not have to feel like you are alone, I can help navigate through difficult issues like:
- Coming out to family, friends and community.
- Finding a healthy support system.
- Feeling judged and abandoned.
I can provide a safe place to talk about things you may have not been able to talk about previously.
Does my spouse/partner have to come with me?
Your partner does not need to attend therapy with you, even if it is to work on issues in your marriage. Therapy can help individuals gain a better understanding of how to change their reaction to their spouse, learn better ways to communicate, and have a positive outlook on their relationship.
How long should I expect to be in therapy?
Therapy is an investment in your mental health; this can vary for every individual. When you first start therapy, we will discuss what it will look like for your presenting issues and decide it will look like for you. Generally clients start out on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. There is no one way fits all duration, and I will not keep you longer than necessary.
Where are you located?
I see clients at 9741 Preston Rd, Suite 200, Frisco, TX 75034.
The office is located across from the elevator/stairs.
Is therapy a sign of weakness?
Therapy helps provide you with the necessary skills to have a more positive outlook on life and beneficial in improving your mental health. Therapy is a good way of practicing self-care. Seeking therapy can be difficult, it takes courage to reach out and ask for help. It is a sign of strength to accept that sometimes it is necessary to find help.
Is therapy confidential?
Therapists are legally and ethically bound to keep what clients say confidential, so things that clients say are not repeated.
There is an exception to this; if a client reports they are going to hurt himself or herself or someone else then I will have to break confidentiality.
Can you tell me more about you, Christy?
I am married with four grown children, two boys and twin girls; they definitely kept me on my toes!!
I have two pet frogs that I found out live for almost forever!
I enjoy reading, cooking, entertaining family and friends, and motorcycle rides.
I like scary and suspenseful movies, but have a hard time making myself sit down and watch them.
My favorite color is green!