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Common Queries

You Ask - We Answer

Finding the right therapist can be challenging! And even when you found the one, starting therapy can be just as hard, especially if it's a first time for you. Here we gathered the most frequent questions that we have received over the years. We encourage you to discuss any worries you may have with your prospective Therapist, as it will allow you assess their clinical approach and expertise. It will also help you to see if your values align and whether you like them and feel comfortable in their presence. If you can’t find what you are looking for on this page, please don't hesitate to reach out.

  • What are your rates?

1 hr Individual therapy $ 175

1.5 hr Individual therapy (EMDR, somatic) $ 225

Wedding day somatic support $450

We also accept insurance.

Please see our Pricing page for more information.

  • How long is the session? How often will I see you?

Hourly sessions are 53 min long, which leaves us time to complete any paperwork necessary.

Typically we start with once a week to gain the momentum and then, after discussion with the Client, we increase/decrease frequency as needed.

  • Do you do zoom or in person sessions?

We do both! Meeting in person is invaluable for building strong connection and trust. It also offers more flexibility in therapeutic activities. However, we understand that it doesn't work for everyone. We can certainly meet online and be just as effective that way too.

  • How long will therapy last?

There is no simple answer to this question, it really depends. Some clients finish within 3 months, and some stay for years. Change takes time, especially when there is a significant trauma background. At the same time, we don't believe in doing therapy for the sake of doing therapy. We want you to feel better and move on! Your therapist will continuously check in with you on treatment goals and your progress, and, when you feel ready, we will cheer you on to start the next chapter of your life.

  • How do I know if you are the right match for me?

Finding a perfect therapist can be really hard, and we wholeheartedly support your desire to make sure we are a good match. Research supports that positive therapeutic relationship is a key in factor determining how successful therapy will be. We also want to make sure that we have the skills and expertise you need.

That is why we do free initial 15 min consultation in person, where we meet and greet, feel each other out and decide whether we want to move forward with starting the services. Please note that we will not initiate services unless we meet for initial consult to ensure the good therapeutic match.

  • Do I have to do initial consultation?

Yes, that is non-negotiable. The reason is two-fold. We want to make sure we are a good match with our clients. We want our clients to feel comfortable with us. It does not have to be love at first site, but it is important to like your therapist, their energy and clinical approach. Every therapist has their own way of communicating and dealing with clients: some are more direct and some have a gentler touch. Both ways are valid and can be helpful, but people have personal preferences. Consultation gives you a chance to see a therapist in person and notice how you feel in their presence. Second reason is that we want to ensure we are the right professionals for you and are well equipped to help you. If we lack expertise in any particular area, we will refer out/suggest appropriate resources for you, so you have options.

  • How do I schedule a session with you?

To schedule initial consultation, please give us a call at (434)218-2175 and leave a voicemail with your name, callback number and name of the therapist you wish to see.

You can also send a consult request at or

We will respond to you within 24 hr (outside of weekend).

  • Is therapy confidential?

Maintaining confidentiality is a fundamental ethical principle for mental health professionals. So, to answer briefly, yes, the law protects any verbal or written communication between client and therapist. No disclosure will be done without prior discussion and obtaining consent from the client.

However, there are few exceptions to this rule:

  1. Danger to Self or Others: If a therapist believes that a client poses a serious and immediate risk to themselves or others, they have a duty to protect and may need to involve emergency services or notifying the intended victim.

  2. Child or Elder Abuse: Therapists are mandated reporters, which means they are required by law to report any suspicions of child or elder abuse.

  3. Court Orders and Legal Proceedings: In some cases, a court may issue a subpoena requiring a therapist to provide client records or testify in court.

  4. Insurance Claims: If you are using health insurance to cover the cost of therapy, you are agreeing to allow your insurance company access to confidential information for billing purposes.

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