Do you still have questions? Let’s give you some answers.

The Basics

Where is your office?

My office is both everywhere in Virginia and specifically in Hopewell. The Hopewell office is inside the Williams-Burnett building at 224 N Main Street, Suite 217.

There are two parking lots on either side of the office building. Parking is free.

If you are virtual, you do not have to get in the car to arrive on time. 😉

What are your hours?
Typically, Monday thru Friday. We will look at a time that works for both of us.
How long is a session?
A therapy session is typically 45-53 minutes. Neurofeedback sessions can run from 35 to 50 minutes.
Do I need to wear a mask?

Yes. If you have been exposed to COVID, possibly exposed to COVID, or have a mild illness, please wear a mask to the session. If you have tested positive for COVID, simply change the in-person session to telehealth, and we can meet that way.

Do you offer telehealth sessions?
Absolutely. Both in-person and telehealth sessions are offered to aid in all forms of comfort and when the weather is bad, or your schedule is tight. Videoconferencing is through a HIPAA-compliant platform.
How do I set up an initial appointment?
Please call or email me to schedule an appointment.
How do I pay for sessions?
A major credit card will be on file and charged on the day of the appointment.
Do you take insurance?

I currently accept some insurance. I am also out of network with some insurance panels. If I am out of network with your insurance, I will provide you with a Superbill to submit for possible reimbursement.

If you do not want to deal with the limits or restrictions of insurance companies, you may feel free to pay out of pocket or self-pay for services desired. Why? You can work on any of your concerns and integrate several forms of therapy without being limited by any restrictions placed by insurance companies. Some limits may be types of treatment, number of sessions or time allowed, and focal issues.

Either way, I always want to provide the best care possible.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes. I strive to protect the client’s appointment time. The cancellation fee is $100 without a 48-hour advance notice. The credit card on file will be charged at the appointed time for ease.

The Treatment

What age ranges do you work with?
I work with most ages from children aged six years and up. Yes, that includes teens, adults, older adults, and up.
Do you work with individuals and couples?

Yes. I work with either or both.

I find that whatever is painful for one person will usually impact others around them. It makes sense to work on all the pieces of the puzzle, and all the people impacted.

Do your clients receive assignments in between sessions?
I do not give a lot of homework. However, when it benefits you, it will be provided.
What modalities do you use in client work?

I work in the office face-to-face and virtually through a HIPAA-compliant video platform.

I use several forms of therapy.

Talk therapy when you just want to get down to the nitty-gritty, and Art therapy to explore thoughts and feelings and when you just don’t have the words.

Neurofeedback training is when you want to go straight to the source and regulate your brain.

Do I have to be good at art to do art therapy?

Absolutely not.

Art therapy is not about the final product. It is often focused on expressing what is inside.

Neurofeedback. The brain thing. What is that all about?

So, no worries. This one is tricky. For the clearest information, check out my neurofeedback page for more details.

What is your professional training and experience?

I received my bachelor’s degree in fine art (studio arts: painting), my master’s degree in art therapy, and my doctorate in psychology.

I was one of only ten individuals selected nationally into a hospital artist in residence program helping patients use art therapeutically within the hospital setting. I specialized in clinical trauma and clinical trauma assessment.

I advanced my studies regarding the impact of trauma on the brain through my initial neurofeedback training with Ed Hamlin, Ph.D., BCN (Institute of Applied Neuroscience), Mary Ammerman, PsyD, BCN (Institute of Applied Neuroscience), and Lars Vala (EEG Education & Research, Inc.). Glenn Weiner, Ph.D., BCN, has mentored me throughout my neurofeedback training, quantitative EEG brain mapping, and LENS training that aid in the well-roundedness of neuroregulation of the brain.

My doctoral project was focused on Neurofeedback and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: the impact on the adult brain. The results were presented at the ISNR conference and the ISTSS conference.

I want to learn all I can to help you benefit.

What does a client need to know to make the most out of working with you?

People are most often afraid of not getting it right, not making any sense, or forgetting things. No worries. I will guide you.

What if I cry?

No worries. I buy tissues by the case. Not kidding. I really do. There are always some nearby.

Fun socks or serious socks?

Fun, of course! It has turned into a thing lately.

Clients will often comment about the socks I am wearing. From artwork to color to pencil and paper, I love fun socks.