Frequently Asked Questions
How much is each session?
Sessions are $75-$125 for individual sessions
Do you take insurance?
No, all sessions are private pay. Some of the reasons for this include:
Your ability to choose your therapist vs choosing one that your insurance forces you to use
Less documentation and more quality focus on being present with your needs.
Freedom of service delivery, including virtual services for the convenience
No limit on the number of sessions or time of sessions
More freedom in techniques used to facilitate healing
Do you offer a sliding scale?
Yes! I offer equitable pricing to increase affordability. My recommended rates are:
Below $50,000/year - $75/session
Betweetn $50,000-$75,000/yr - $100/session
Above $75,000/yr - $125/session
What are your hours?
By appointment only
Do you offer emergency calls between sessions?
For established clients, I offer emergency calls (within 8 hours) for $247 for up to 60 minutes paid before the session begins. If you require immediate support, call 911, The Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255, or TrevorLifeline 1-866-488-7386
Who do you serve?
The primary population served is the Black Queer community. I also hold space for those who identify as consensually non-monogamous (EMN), polyamorous, and kinky folks who may or may not be part of the LGBTQIA+ community. I also serve individuals outside of these identities if a good therapeutic fit.
How is working with you different than working with someone cheaper?
If you are only concerned about working with the cheapest option, thank you for your time, but I am not a fit for you. I invest in my education, training, and support. I also invest in my self-care. This enables me to show up fully present and able to support your healing in the way you deserve. I work from a holistic perspective, meaning I combine my knowledge of therapy skills and pair it with physical and spiritual parts to help you move from where you have been to where you want to be. Our sessions are co-created based on what is needed at the time. You are provided space to get in touch with what has been in the way of the best version of you being able to shine! Change requires an investment of time, commitment, and resources. Some ways to do this include creating a budget, seeking resources from organizations such as The Loveland Foundation (Lovelandfoundation.org), working with other local organizations listed below, and scheduling less frequent sessions, and working on strategies between sessions. If payment is the only concern, let's talk about it!
What happens in each session?
Each session with each person is different. Working with me is a co-created experience. I have a variety of techniques readily available, including brainspotting set-up, present moment, grounding, and acceptance work. My goal is to deeply listen to what you need and help you overcome the fear of getting it. I also am aware of the very real dangers that exist within this community, so we also spend time exploring ways to make progress safely. The work will not be easy. You will be stretched in this space and encouraged to go to the depths of places you may have been avoiding for years. Together, I have been able to support many clients in moving to, through, and beyond these difficult points in their journey. We start where you are and we get where you're supposed to go!
What other services do you offer?
I offer my mental health expertise on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
I offer these services at conferences, support groups, or in community settings all over the nation*. I offer professional consultations to social service leaders, educators, clinicians, and nonprofit boards. If you have an idea that you think would be good to collaborate on, reach out!
What if I cannot afford to work with you right now?
Stay in touch! I offer workshops, videos on YouTube, and more! Connect with me on social media (IG @mohealing2020) and via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to stay aware of the next thing you can be involved in. I also know some other DOPE therapists in the St. Louis area that offer different pricing or insurance based options. They include:
The Community Reach (thecommunityreach.org; email@example.com
Goal-Driven Counseling (goaldrivencounseling.com)
Purpose Driven Counseling (thepurposedrivencounselor.com)