frequently asked questions
My doctor suggested that I see a speech therapist, but my speech is fine - it's my memory that's the issue. Why should I go to speech therapy?
This is a common question! Speech-language pathologists (aka SLPs or speech therapists) do a lot more than just help kids pronounce the letter 's.' An SLP may address a wide variety of areas including articulation, voice, swallowing, or challenges related to language and communication. I specialize in cognitive processes like attention, memory, organization, and other thinking skills that impact communication and other day-to-day activities, especially due to concussion (mild TBI), cancer treatment, and some chronic health conditions.
How many sessions will I need?
Everyone's needs are different. The amount of therapy you'll need will depend on the underlying injury or illness, the type of challenges you're experiencing, and what you hope to get out of therapy. Some people get the most out of frequent sessions for a short period of time, while others do best with less frequent visits over a longer time frame. In either case, therapy usually ends after making solid progress toward a particular set of goals.
Do you take insurance?
I'm not currently an in-network provider with any insurance companies, however many insurance companies will reimburse part of the cost of cognitive rehabilitation or speech-language services through out-of-network benefits. I'm happy to provide you with a superbill to support your reimbursement request. Please note: Some insurance companies may not reimburse for some remote services over a telehealth platform. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your specific situation.
Do you offer sliding scale rates?
I do offer some sliding scale options for those experiencing financial hardship. Please contact me for more information or to discuss your situation.
Are you seeing clients during the COVID-19 emergency?
I'm currently offering most services remotely over a secure online platform. However, some in-person sessions are available on a case-by-case basis. As risks are likely to fluctuate, I may limit or expand this option at any given time. Please contact me directly for more information.