Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a counselor?
A  psychiatrist is a medical doctor who is specially trained in behavioral  health and is able to prescribe medications.  A counselor typically has  a Master's degree or PhD and is trained in therapeutic theories and  counseling techniques to assist patients with their difficulties.

  

What  is your specialty?  

I often utilize a multi-modal approach to meet the individualized needs of each person.  However, I have extensive training in various treatment modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Solution Focused/Strength Based, and CBT.   I have more than a year of post graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, which meets the national certification requirements.  


What populations do you work with?  I work with many populations. I typically work with late adolescents and adult clients who are struggling with life changes, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality and addiction.


Calling an office is uncomfortable, what should I expect?
When you call me, I will be answering the phone or will call you back within 1 day, typically.  You will be asked a few questions about current situation you are wanting to address and will be given the opportunity to ask questions.

Do I accept insurance?
Yes, but not all


Medical Mutual

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

United Behavioral Health/UHC/Optum

Beacon

Cigna

Frontpath

Paramount & Paramount Advantage

Molina

Medicare 

Behavioral Health Systems 

Magellan

CareSource

Value Options

Ohio Health Choice

Some EAP

Cash pay