Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is your office located?

A: Parkside Psychotherapy is located at 711 Berne St SE, Unit C in the Grant Park area of Atlanta, GA.

Q: What are your hours?

A: We are open Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 7:00pm and Saturday, 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Q: How long are your sessions?

A: The initial intake appointment is 75 minutes long (a session and a half).
A typical session is 50 minutes long.
Hypnotherapy sessions can be 50-75 minutes long.

Q: How much do you charge?

A: Initial intake is $175.00
50-minute sessions are $125.00
Hypnotherapy sessions range from $125.00 – $175.00

Q: Do you take insurance?

A: We do not take insurance; we are considered out of network.

We will be happy to provide a monthly statement for you to submit to your insurance to see if they will partially reimburse for out of network providers. Many people use their HSA (Health Savings Account) to pay for services.

Cash, check, VISA and Mastercard are accepted.

Q: How do I set up an initial appointment?

A: You can call the office at (404) 914-0279 or email us at [email protected].
The initial phone consultation is free.

Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please call or notify us no later than 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. Failure to notify us will result in a charge for your regular fee.

Q: What ages do you work with?

A: We work with adults 18 years or older.

Q: Who do you work with?

A: We work with men, women, transgendered persons, couples, and groups.

Q: What do you actually do in sessions with clients?

A: Therapy is about the client.

We tailor our services to best meet the individual client’s specific needs. In general, the client talks, we listen and share insight, feedback, information, skills and tools the client can use.

Q: Do your clients receive assignments to work on between sessions?

A: Again, each client has a plan tailored to their specific needs, but this does often require “homework” for the client to do outside of session. What the homework is depends on the plan the client and therapist work out together.

We tailor our services to best meet the individual client’s specific needs. In general, the client talks, we listen and share insight, feedback, information, skills and tools the client can use.

Q: What modalities do you use in your client work?

A: I am trained in many modalities, but find that the most often used with clients include, bibliotherapy (recommended books), psychoeducation, Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and traditional psychotherapy

Q: What is your professional training and experience?

A: I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgia State University. I went on to complete a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, also from GSU.

I received training in addictions at MARR Women’s Recovery Center in Atlanta, while working with women, individually and in groups, who were diagnosed with both substance addictions and disordered eating. I helped start a trauma program at MARR!

I went on to receive training and experience in a three-year clinical residency program working with clients who were healing from trauma and other mental health issues. During my residency I received 80 hours of training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

I worked for over three years with clients dealing with sexual compulsivity and sexual offenses at The Highland Institute for Behavioral Change in Atlanta.

Most recently, I became a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist after receiving 60 hours of intensive training from Dr. Rebecca Beaton. Since 2016 I have been in private practice in Grant Park, Atlanta, GA.

Q: What does a client need to know to make the most out of working with you?

A: Therapy is a relationship based on trust and empathy. It’s a collaborative effort on the part of the therapist and the client and the work they both do, inside and outside of the therapy session.

Q: Who is therapy useful for?

A: Therapy is a good idea for everyone. Especially, if you are struggling with something. It can be helpful to get feedback from a trained professional.

Q: What if I run into my therapist out in public?

A: Confidentiality is a priority, so unless you approach and speak to your therapist, they will respect your confidentiality and not acknowledge you in public.

If you want to say hi and thereby break your own confidentiality, that is up to you…but I will say hello back if you do!

Q: What kind of beverages do you offer?

A: We have a Keurig and a wide variety of pods to choose from…creamer and sweetener are also provided. At any given time there are usually 2-3 flavors of LaCroix in the fridge as well. Help yourself!

Q: Do you provide tissue?

A: Yes, there is always an ample supply of Puffs Plus lotion infused tissue, because no one wants to use rough tissue – but don’t try to clean your glasses with it. It’s available, within an arm’s reach of you.

Q: Do you connect with clients on social media?

A: I have social media business pages on Facebook and Pinterest for clients who would like to use them.

Q: Do you speak more than one language?

A: It depends…if you speak English or sarcasm, then I’m your gal.

English is my first language. Sarcasm was learned as a coping skill in tough times. I find that having a sense of humor makes life’s challenges seem less difficult, so I will often interject humor into therapy, and I appreciate it when clients do as well!