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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you only offering teletherapy?

At this time, all of my sessions are conducted virtually via telehealth. Teletherapy allows for increased scheduling flexibility and saves my clients time. While it may be intimidating at first, teletherapy is just as effective as in-person therapy and offers a safe and confidential space for you to speak freely. Many of my clients find that teletherapy is very similar to in-person therapy and just as effective. I will help you assess whether teletherapy is the right fit for you during your free consultation. 

What should I expect in the first few sessions?

Everyone’s experience is different in therapy. When meeting with me for the first time, we will spend the initial session discussing your background, main concerns, and goals for therapy. I will take notes and work with you to determine an appropriate plan of action. Then, you’ll be given the opportunity to ask me any questions and determine if you’d like to make a next appointment. There is no pressure to make a next appointment – this is all about finding the right fit for you.

I like to blend modalities to meet your individual needs and offer a combination os supportive reflection and psychoeducation. Generally, I want our sessions to feel like a collaborative conversation. 

What is the cost?

Depending on your insurance coverage, there may be out of pocket costs such as co-pays or co-insurance for which you will be responsible. Please see the insurance/fees page for more information, and contact your insurance company. I am unable to answer plan-specific questions, so please refer to your insurance company for all questions regarding coverage.


I currently accept the following plans:

  • Cigna

  • Optum

  • Aetna 

  • Quartz

  • Dean/SSM Health


If you decide to not to use insurance or are unable to use insurance, I bill at an hourly fee. All out-of-pocket payments are collected after each session. I do not offer a sliding scale at this time. 

Fees are subject to change. 

How long are sessions and how often will we meet?

All therapy sessions are 50-55 minutes unless otherwise indicated by your insurance company. We will determine how frequently to meet based on your needs. Some clients choose to meet weekly to begin with and then meet less frequently as they progress in therapy.

What is your cancelation policy?

I require 24 hours advance notice for any cancellations. It’s important that we share a mutual respect for each other’s time. When given enough notice for cancellations, I may be able to offer clients more options for scheduling and be of better service to my clients. All late cancellations will be charged a fee of $100.

How long does treatment last?

Everyone’s needs and experiences are different, so there is no “one size fits all” rule. Some of my clients are looking for short-term therapy to address acute issues and others benefit from ongoing therapy to address broader issues. We will assess your goals for therapy and work together to determine what works best for you. You are an active participant in the therapy process, so your voice and reflection matters regarding your treatment.

What is the best way to reach you?

Email is the most effective way to reach me, as I am often in session and cannot always answer the phone. You can reach me at I will try to respond to emails within 2 business days. 

Modern Therapy Madison is not a crisis clinic. If you need immediate support, please call 911. You can also reach the national crisis line by dialing 988 or contact the Dane County Crisis line at (608) 280-2600.

Have a question that was left unanswered? Get in touch with me today.

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