Frequently Asked Questions

Please call 575-647-8131 if your questions are not answered below

Do you take Insurance?

Yes, I am a provider for
-Blue Cross Blue Shield
-Blue Cross Blue Shield Centennial
-Medicare
-NM Medicaid
-Presbyterian Health Plan
-Presbyterian Centennial
-Molina Centennial
-Tricare

I am in the process of joining the following additional insurance provider panels:
-Aetna
-Cigna
-United HealthCare
-United HealthCare Centennial

I can work out a self pay rate if you have these pending plans until they come through.

How much does an appointment cost?

Self-pay fees are $120.00 for an initial assessment and $75.00 for additional sessions following the initial.

I'm not able to pay the full fee, would you still be able to see me?

Please ask me if you would like to be considered for a sliding scale fee. I can discuss your situation individually and try to arrange a fee that would work for your circumstances.

When is my payment due?

The fee is due when you arrive at the office for your appointment unless other arrangements have been made.  

How often will I have an appointment?

This varies by patient. If a patient is working through a difficult issue, he or she might request 2 appointments per week. Many patients only see me once per week. This will be based on individual need and agreed upon between therapist and client.

If I am your client/patient, is what we talk about private?

Yes. I operate under Federal Privacy Practices and your information is protected with the exception of a possible need to report any self harm or harm to others risk or a court order.

What if I can’t come to a scheduled appointment?

Please contact me at least 24 hours before the appointment. If you notify me less than 24 hours in advance, you will be responsible to pay a $50 cancellation fee as that time was specifically set aside for you. This also will be case by case as I do understand emergencies happen.

What do I bring to my first appointment?

Please bring your insurance card if you have one and your ID. Please arrive at the office 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time to sign in and fill out new patient forms.

If you would prefer to print and complete forms before arriving, please download a copy from our website link here: Client Forms

Do you accept new patients?

Yes.  We make every effort to schedule your initial intake appointment within 7-10 days.

I'm a pastor of a local church. How can I found out if your practice would be a good match for members of my congregation seeking a referral?

Please contact me to arrange a time for us to meet and discuss my practice and answer any questions you might have.

Have More Questions? Ready to set an appointment?

Please give us a call!

Address: 218 N Campo Street Las Cruces, NM 88001

Phone: 575-647-8131

An encouraging, approachable Las Cruces, NM therapist offering counseling to clients living in the Las Cruces, Mesilla, Hatch, White Sands, Santa Teresa, New Mexico area.  Also provides court-ordered or school requested assessments.

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