Do you have experience with interfaith wedding planning and counseling?
Yes! I have worked with many couples who are interfaith, both in wedding planning and with PREPARE/ENRICH. I enjoy working with couples who come from varying religious backgrounds, and will work with the couple to create a wedding ceremony unique to their spiritual beliefs if they like. The PREPARE/ENRICH assessment comes in multiple versions for various religions, but also an interfaith and non faith-based version.
Do you offer other forms of counseling? What about groups?
Yes! I have experience with both children and adults, as well as individual, family, couples, and group counseling. Though I do not have a group set up yet, I hope to offer adolescent, premarital, brides, and couples groups in the future. Please contact me if you are interested and I will add you to a wait list! Groups will start when enough people have shown interest.
My [family/friend/fiancé's family] is driving me nuts! Can you help us?
Yes! I would be happy to have a session with you individually, or you and the person you are having difficulty with to discuss the situation. It can be very helpful to have a nonjudgmental 3rd party mediate or help explore the issue more deeply and resolve it. I have plenty of experience with, and have been trained in conflict resolution and mediation.
What types of packages do you offer?
The packages that I offer are for supported wedding planning, supported family event planning (a graduation, vow renewal, bar/bat mitzvahs, etc.), Month and Day of Coordination, and PREPARE/ENRICH Sessions. The packages are designed so that they can be combined, individually edited, and/or added on to. Please contact me and share what you are looking for and I will recommend some packages that we could go over in a free consultation.
Other types of counseling are not offered in package form. My hourly rate for therapy is $80.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you don't see your question below, please feel free to message me with the contact form at the bottom of this page, and I will happily answer your question!
Below are some of the most common questions I am asked:
Where are you located? Do you travel?
My husband and I live in Asheville, North Carolina, and have since 2011; prior to that, we lived in Boone, NC, so I am very familiar with that area as well. I will happily travel to other locations, but will charge a fee for travel above 35 miles from Asheville. The travel fee will be fully outlined in the contract.
Do you have vendors that you prefer to work with or could recommend?
Yes! I have developed relationships with a number of vendors, and would be happy to provide recommendations. I am also open to researching new vendors, as I am always looking to expand the variety of vendors that I know and trust.
Do you accept insurance for counseling?
I accept Blue Cross Blue Sheild of NC (BCBSNC), however, insurance companies do not reimburse for couples, marriage, or premarital counseling. The closest they will reimburse for is family therapy if there is a child involved, or individual therapy where one person in the couple is the "identified patient" and receives a diagnosis that is sent to the insurance company.
If you have any other types of insurance, please still contact me as I am always interested in accepting more types of insurance.