frequently asked questions
What kind of services do you provide?
I provide individual and relationship counseling to adults (18+) who live in Florida and Massachusetts. All services are provided online. To learn more about my specialties, please visit the Services page.
What do sessions cost?
Individual Therapy Session (50 minutes) - $150
Relationship/Couples Therapy Session (50 minutes) - $200
Longer session times are available. The cost of these sessions would be prorated based on the rates above. Longer sessions need to be arranged with me prior to the scheduled meeting time to ensure my availability.
Do you have reduced-fee or sliding scale appointments available?
I offer a sliding scale that starts at $90 for individual therapy and $120 for relationship therapy. If you are in need of a reduced fee, please contact me to see if sliding scale appointments are available.
**Update as of December 30, 2021: Unfortunately, at this time I do not have any sliding scale appointments available. I will update this when appointments for sliding scale services become available again. If you are in need of therapy services at a reduced fee, please take a look at my Resources page to find additional options that may be a good fit.
Why don't you accept insurance?
I firmly believe that together you and I are best suited to determine the level of care, length of care and method of care that works best for you. If an insurance company is paying for sessions, they are the ones that determine length, level and method of care.
Additionally, I believe your privacy is of utmost importance. Insurance companies regularly conduct "utilization reviews" of care they are funding. This means, a reviewer for the insurance company can access and review information from your client record including diagnoses, treatment plans, and session notes.
And lastly, insurance companies typically require a mental health diagnosis from the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) to authorize and fund your care. While a diagnosis can be helpful in tailoring care to meet your needs, there are plenty of instances where therapeutic support is needed but an individual's experience and challenges cannot be categorized as a mental health disorder in the DSM. For example, someone might need support through the loss of a pet, end of a significant relationship, or graduating from college. All of these represent valid reasons for seeking support from a therapist, and they also do not meet criteria for a mental health disorder.
Can you help me with "x"?
Every therapist has an area that they specialize in so we can ensure that we are providing the most up-to-date, appropriate care to support you. My specialty is helping people through life transitions. This can be a change that you chose, or a change that has happened to you, or a change you are trying to commit to. Because change often goes hand-in-hand with anxiety and depression, I also specialize in these areas.
Additionally, I want you to know that I only work with adults (18+), and am aligned with the LGBTQIA+ community, and provide knowledgeable, affirming care for all queer folks. I also affirm and am knowledgeable in queer relationships, consensual non-monogamy, open and polyamorous relationships.
If you feel like the support you need doesn't match up with my offerings and skill set, please know there is a therapist out there for you! Take a look at my Resources page to find other websites that may be able to help connect you to services more aligned with your current needs.
Do you provide LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy?
Yes! Yes! Yes! I am queer and I understand the importance of having a safe and affirming space, especially in therapeutic settings. This is a space for healing, for growing, and for connecting and reconnecting with your inner wisdom and knowing. This space is for you.
What kind of therapy do you provide?
I am a licensed clinical social worker, which means I take a person-in-their-environment approach. In other words, I do not believe you are flawed or "wrong" but rather that you exist in a series of imperfect systems and you have adapted by creating patterns of thinking and behaving to help you survive. These patterns of thoughts and behaviors may have served you well before, but recently you have noticed they aren't anymore, they may even be holding you back from the life you want to live, or they may even be harming you. Our work will include creating a more supportive environment for you AND challenging and changing unhelpful patterns of behavior and thinking.
In session, I employ a number of evidence-based practices such as: Cognitive-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment Theory, the Gottman Method (for relationship counseling), as well as wisdom from my lived experience, wisdom from your lived experience, and sometimes I bring in other tools, such as: guided meditation, The Enneagram, breathing practice, and others. The decisions made in your care will always be collaborative. If something I suggest isn't working for you, we let it go and move on. I may be the therapist, but you are the only expert on you.
How does online therapy work?
If you've had a meeting on Zoom or Facetime, then you already know how it will look. I use a secure, private, HIPAA-compliant service called Simple Practice so only you and I will have access to our online sessions. You will receive a unique link for each session by email. This link will open a new browser on your computer. All you have to do is click "Join Session" when it's time to meet!
Do you provide in-person sessions?
No, I only offer online therapy. Being in the same physical space as your therapist may be important to you for any number of reasons and I support you finding the best fit for your journey, even if it's not me! If you are looking for a therapist who provides in-person services, please take a look at my Resources page.
If you are curious about online therapy or want to see if it's a good fit for you, you are welcome to schedule a free virtual consultation so you can try out the platform and ask me any questions you have about using this modality for therapy.
Do you have evening appointment availability?
Yes, I currently offer evening appointments Monday through Thursday. Please contact me to learn what appointment times are currently available.
What are your hours?
I work with clients Monday through Thursday 1pm-830pm. If you want to set up a consultation or appointment, the best way to contact me is by email: Rebecca@ThisSpaceBetween.com
Do you provide support in between sessions?
Depending on availability you may be able to schedule an additional full or half session with me in between your regularly scheduled appointments. If additional support is needed between sessions or you are in crisis please contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 or any of the other emergency support services listed on the Resources page.