Am I accepting new clients? Like many therapists, I get this question a lot.
Here’s why I (we?) can’t give a straight answer: Openings do become available from time to time, but not as quickly as new client inquiries come in. I might receive twenty inquiries for every one opening. Unfortunately, there’s a deficit of therapy in Oregon right now, so the math doesn’t work in your favor. I’m so sorry about that.
This is also one of the main reasons that I do not keep a waiting list. By the time a spot opens up, several new inquiries have come in. I can’t promise who I will prioritize, so I would rather you get the help you need as soon as possible with someone else than wait around for me.
When you reach out to therapists, the first thing to mention is when you are available. Like many therapists, if I do have an opening, it’s probably at a very particular time (eg. every other Thursday at 2pm, for instance). It’s unlikely that I will be able to offer a new client a highly coveted prime time spot (eg. 5pm on a weekday), and I do not work weekends. For this reason, I always recommend that anyone seeking therapy should inform therapists in your first message about when you are available for therapy on a weekly or biweekly basis.
If you want to use insurance, make sure the therapist is in your network. If you are open to paying out of pocket, make sure you are familiar with their rates. My rates and insurance information can be found here.
Last but not least, we want to make sure we’re a good fit. I tend to be more direct and talkative than the average therapist, and I want to help my clients achieve rapid, profound transformation. I choose to prioritize those who seem to be an excellent match, and are ready and willing to commit to changing their lives both in and out of therapy sessions.
If you’re still interested, please fill out this secure contact form and let me know your availability, budget or insurance, what you hope to achieve in therapy, and what makes you think we could be a good match. I will get back to you if I have a suitable opening.
I will not be responding to questions for which answers are already available on my website. I need my time and energy for other things.
Are you a MFT or LPC associate looking for clinical supervision? Definitely get in touch! I will prioritize supervisees even when my practice is full.
"The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open."
― Rumi ―