Do you work with insurance?
Yes, I am in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plans. If you have insurance through another company, I am happy to provide you with a superbill so you can obtain reimbursement from your out-of-network benefits.
Flourishing Families accepts Chase QuickPay, check, or credit card. We also accept Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). Payment methods are secure and HIPPA compliant.
What does the therapeutic Process look like?
The therapeutic process varies depending on the particular needs of the family or individual. I may work with an individual child or adolescent, while also doing weekly or monthly parent meetings. I may work with the whole family together. Or I may work with an individual adult. Often, there are several factors contributing to one’s difficulties. Therefore, I believe it is helpful to work together to create a plan that fits the unique needs of the situation.
Do parents need to be present when their children or adolescents are being seen individually?
Yes. When the client is a minor, it is the policy of Flourishing Families that the parents (caregivers) remain in the waiting area for the duration of the session.
Free street parking is readily available on Wesley St. and Front St.
How do I get started?
Step one: Let’s set up a time for a FREE phone consultation.
~ Send me an email (click here) with the days and times that are best for you to talk on the phone. Do not provide information about your situation via email, as I cannot ensure confidentiality over email. I will email you back within a couple of days suggesting a time for us to connect.
~During that initial FREE phone conversation, I can learn more about your situation, discuss scheduling and financial logistics, and answer any questions you may have, to determine if we are likely a good fit for each other.
Step two: Fill out the paperwork.
~If we decide we are a good fit, you will receive an email with some initial paperwork. Please fill out this paperwork before your first appointment so that I can tailor the first appointment to your needs.
Step three: Come to the first session.
~The first session provides a time for us to get to know one another. It looks a little different depending on your family dynamic:
~Children and families: The first session is often with the whole family. We play games and do other activities that help me see family strengths and foster our getting to know each other. Activities are tailored to the age of the child. It is important to me that children do not see their therapist as a “principal” figure or connect therapy with “being in trouble.” Therefore, we do not discuss any of their specific difficulties in this first session. The atmosphere is light and the activities are fun. The second session is often with just the parents, and this is the time for the therapist to learn more details about the specific difficulties. From here, we develop a plan together to meet your child’s needs!
~Adolescents and families: The first session is often with the whole family. We play games that help me see family strengths and foster our getting to know each other. Games are tailored to the age of the adolescent. It is important to me that adolescents do not connect therapy with “being in trouble.” Therefore, we do not discuss any of their specific difficulties in this first session. The atmosphere is light and the games are fun. The second session is often with just the adolescent, and here we develop goals together. The third session is often with just the parents. At this point, we develop a plan together to meet your adolescent’s needs!
~Individual Adults: The first session is a time where you can learn more about me and can begin to share about your situation and what you are hoping to gain from counseling. Together we will fashion a plan to meet your needs!