Getting Started FAQs

I have included some of the most common questions that I receive from individuals and families when they are considering getting assistance.  If you do not see the question that you have, please feel free to reach out directly to me by phone or email.  My email address is or just click the “Click to Email Me” on the right side of the screen.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

A referral is not needed! You’re welcome to call me at 785-250-9451 to set up your initial visit. You can print off the registration paperwork and bring this with you on that first visit. However, referrals can be made by physicians, schools, and mental health professionals.

How do I know if my child needs counseling?

If your child is struggling with school, a life transition, or any other issue, counseling can help them sort it out with an unbiased person. I will not only help your child in the therapeutic process, I will help you as the parent to better communicate with your child and reach an understanding on addressing his/her needs at home.

What ages do you work with?

I see individuals age 2 to 64. 

How often do I have to come to counseling once I start?

This is up to you and your therapeutic goals. We will work together to develop a treatment plan that will outline what you want to achieve together, and how long we think that will take. Most clients come once a week, but others do “check-ins” once a month. We will tailor the approach and length of time to your needs.

I’ve never seen a counselor and I’m kind of scared.

 Starting the therapy process can be very intimidating and nerve-wracking. I will help you feel comfortable by answering any questions you might have. We will go at your pace and I won’t “force” you to talk about anything you’re not comfortable with. I am a firm believer in the benefits of therapy, so my goal is to help you lead a better, more fulfilling life.

I just had a baby, can I bring him/her to my session?

Yes! I understand the difficulties of finding childcare and/or the challenges in leaving your baby. Particularly if you are struggling with postpartum anxiety or depression, I want you to feel comfortable in bringing your baby with you to get the help you need!

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