Depression, Anxiety, and Managing Big Emotions:
Our emotions are meant to enrich our lives and lead to wholehearted living, but so often it can feel like our emotions are controlling us. This can look like feeling so down we don’t have the energy or motivation to do the things we would like. Or, perhaps the energy is there but intense worry is standing in our way of approaching that goal. Maybe your emotional distress and reactions to other people and events around you feels so strong and surprising that it leaves you exhausted, hurting, isolated, and misunderstood.
Therapy can help. We provide a compassionate place to gain insight and an encouraging environment to learn tools to feel more grounded, survive the painful waves and feel better. We believe in a future where you don’t have to feel afraid of your emotions and are not just surviving, but building a life you are proud to be living.
Often when we feel directionless or overwhelmed, discovering who we are on a deep level can ease our anxieties and lead to a sense of rootedness and peace within ourselves. Identifying our passions, values, and beliefs is often easier said than done and can be both exciting and really, really hard. It often requires us to re-evaluate what we once held true and potentially face the disappointment of not meeting others’ expectations of us. This challenging work can be so rewarding and enable us to feel confident that the decisions we make are building a life that feels congruent with our truest sense of self. While identity development is an ongoing process throughout the lifespan, adolescence and young adulthood is a beautiful and common time to dig into this work.
Coping with Chronic Health Conditions:
The heavy burden of managing a chronic health condition often goes unseen and unappreciated. Of course the hundreds (maybe thousands?) of unseen decisions and tasks to remember everyday (on top of everything else life demands of us) can lead to a sense of exhaustion and burn out. Burnout is so common through adolescence, even for young people who historically have appeared to cope so well with their health management routine. Wherever you are in your journey of living with a chronic health condition from new diagnosis tasks of grieving, accepting, and adjusting to a new normal to building motivation and resilience for the long haul, having an understanding place to both receive validation and commit to achievable change can make a huge difference.
Perhaps you are a parent struggling to support your teen with care management and are terrified for their future wellbeing and safety as they gain more independence. So often managing a chronic condition can feel like the parent teen relationship is dominated by health management related conflict. Maybe you’d like to connect your teen to therapy but they just aren't ready yet. We offer parent consultation and coaching sessions to support you with processing your own grief around diagnosis and the burden of caregiver burnout, as well as learn how to support your child or teen more effectively.
Free 15 minute initial consult call
$150 - 50 minute Individual therapy or family consult session
Workshop pricing available based on individual need
Rachel is an out-of-network provider not directly contracted with insurance companies. The majority of clients who have private insurance are eligible to be reimbursed for a significant portion of their fees for services. A Superbill, in other words a receipt of services that contains all of the information needed to submit to insurance for reimbursement, can be provided upon request.
To determine if your insurance provider offers out-of-network coverage reimbursement call your member services line (usually listed on the back of your insurance card) and ask:
What are my mental health insurance benefits?
Does my plan cover services to out-of-network mental health providers?
What is my out-of-network deductible?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session for an out-of-network provider?
How many sessions does my plan cover in a year? How many sessions do I have left?
Do I need pre-authorization or a referral from my PCP to see a therapist?
How much time do I have to file a claim for out-of-network services?
What is the process to get reimbursed for out-of-network services?
Helpful Tip: many insurance companies have smartphone member apps that allow you to take a picture of your superbill and submit for reimbursement within just a few seconds online.