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Frequently

Asked Questions

I’m not experiencing a crisis or feel depressed. Can I still work one-on-one with you?

Absolutely! Therapy and coaching is effective as preventive care and a great form of radical self-care.  Constantly feeling of stuck, tired, guilty, and overworked can feel discouraging when you are doing everything you can to cope and manage it all. Our collaborative work can be a wonderful place for reflection, resource and insight building.

How often do we meet?

Though specific meeting times vary based on our schedules and clients' needs, I typically meet with clients on a weekly, long-term basis for 60 minutes, as consistency is key in building the therapeutic relationship and facilitating the healing process.

What are the costs for therapy and/or coaching sessions?

  • Free 30 min. discovery call

  • $205 for 60 min. individual therapy/coaching session

  • $125 for 60 min. individual therapy with MSW intern with direct clinical supervision with Mao Beckett, LCSW

  • Limited sliding scale fees may be available based on income.

 

What do I need if we do start therapy or coaching together?

I offer 100% online/distance support as I am based in Guam.A phone, laptop or computer with reliable internet service or phone service and quiet and private space if possible for sessions.

What is your Big Three and Human Design System, Energy type?

Oh, thank you so much for asking! My sun sign is Sagittarius, moon sign is Pisces, and Rising is Libra which means I'm an intuitive, free-spirit dreamer. My energy type according to the Human Design System is Manifesting Generator.

 

I’m nervous about starting therapy/coaching.

That is totally normal and expected! I recognize seeking therapy and professional support can be intimidating. I invite you to bring all of your identities and parts to our meetings where we can honor and explore them at your pace.

What is the difference between therapy and coaching?

As your coach, I would not conduct therapy services which includes assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental health symptoms to identify and decrease symptoms. However, I will  help you find an appropriate referral if mental health counseling is a more appropriate fit. Your voice and needs continue to be priority as we collaborate to help you achieve your goals. 

 

How do I know if you’re the right therapist or coach for me?

I recommend booking a 30-minute discovery call to discuss your needs and if I can be a support to you. I also have a business Instagram account where I post therapy/coaching related information you can check out here.

 

Why do you not take insurance?

Insurance companies mandate a diagnosis, oversee your health records, and may seek access to your information while in therapy. They also may limit your coverage to a set number of therapy sessions per year. This level of control does not align with my liberation-centered care and support I strive to provide and cultivate for clients I serve.

What should I ask my insurance about submitting a reimbursement claim for out-of-pocket therapy services?

“Does my plan include out-of-network benefits for mental health care? Specifically, for outpatient psychotherapy?”

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“Do I have a deductible for out-of-network mental health services? If yes, what is the remaining amount I will have to pay before my health plan starts to reimburse me for fees that I pay out-of-pocket?”

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“What is the maximum amount my plan will reimburse for mental health service code 90837 with a Psychotherapist?”

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If the rep does not provide a clear answer, ask: “What is the maximum allowed amount for mental health service code 90837 with a psychotherapist, and what percentage of the maximum allowed amount will my plan pay?” (This percentage of the maximum allowed amount is the amount you would receive as reimbursement.)

Can I incorporate reiki into therapy or coaching even if I am not religious?

Yes! Although the founder of Reiki was a Buddhist monk, it is not a religious practice. It is a gentle, Japanese meditation practice. I introduce Reiki practices such as the 5 precepts, hands on self healing, hara breathing that you can practice and incorporate to your daily life. 

What is your cancellation policy?

Sessions are required to be cancelled no less than 24 hours from the scheduled session to avoid the full fee charge.

 

What is the next step?

Book a discovery call here!