1. Where are you located and who do you typically see?
My office is located at 4010 Main Street in old town Hilliard in the JCC building. I see primarily working professionals, South Asians, and parents.
2. What is your availability? Do video sessions work?
I see clients typically on weekdays during business hours. I see clients around the state of Ohio via telehealth secure video sessions. I have limited in-person availability.
Research shows that teletherapy can be just as beneficial as in-person sessions. Here is an article with more information:
3. Do you take insurance?
I do not accept insurance.You may still be able to receive reimbursement from your insurance provider through out-of-network benefits. If you choose to do this, I can provide you a detailed receipt of services called a superbill that you may be able to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Here are questions to ask your insurance provider:
1. what is my out-of-network deductible for outpatient mental health with a licensed professional counselor?
2. How much of my deductible has been met this year?
3. What is my out-of-network coinsurance for outpatient mental health?
4. How can I submit claim forms for reimbursement?
4. What is the cost of a session?
I charge $125 for all sessions. On occasion, a partner will join the session if deemed necessary. Premarital counseling sessions are available with packages (see services). Student rate (grad and undergrad) is $110 per session. I am not currently offering couples counseling but will offer couples counseling related to parenting, fertility and family planning in early 2022. The rate for this is $200 per 90 minute session.
I recommend a 20 minute consultation prior to scheduling the initial intake session. I believe this step is valuable for efficiency and long-term progress in therapy goals. If you would like to schedule an intake session without this consult, you can do so by contacting me directly or scheduling through the portal at the top of this page.
Counseling is an investment of time, money and a drive to improve one's life which can truly pay off immensely.
For some clients, we meet biweekly to help with the cost while still completing other tasks between sessions (reading, cognitive behavioral exercises). I will send resources and exercises between sessions if a client indicates interest. Some patients begin with weekly sessions and than, gradually reduce sessions as they progress to biweekly and monthly meetings. I accept credit cards and HSA cards.
5. What is the cancellation policy?
My cancellation policy is that you can cancel and reschedule an appointment at anytime if you provide a 24 hour notice. If you cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged $50. If you fail to show up for the appointment (no-show), you will be charged the full appointment fee.
6. Can I bring my baby to the sessions?
Yes, infants and babies in laps are welcome to join you. We can see how things progress for you with your baby present and re-evaluate the situation if needed. I would like the sessions to be productive for you. Please keep in mind that the office is not baby-proofed.
7. How do I schedule the complimentary consultation or initial intake online?
8. What happens after I schedule my consultation? What happens if I schedule the intake?
You will be provided a link to complete a consultation form. Please complete this brief form to confirm your consultation appointment. I will call you on the day/time of your scheduled consultation.
If you schedule the intake session, I will send you all paperwork. All paperwork needs to be completed at least 48 hours before the intake appointment time so I can review it and to confirm your appointment.
9. What are online resources for parenting/postpartum support groups and information?
POEM: Mom-to-mom support program: https://mhafc.org/resources/poem-postpartum-outreach-encouragement-for-moms/
PSI - Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.net/