How do I know if you are the right therapist for me?
You are welcome to read articles on my blog and about my training to get a feel for how I think and what I stand for. But ultimately having a conversation is the best way to get a feel for what it would be like to talk and work with me.
Since it’s important to me that we both feel like we are a good fit, I offer a free, introductory 15-minute phone call. If we both feel like we are a great fit to help you meet your counseling goals, then you can schedule with me during our phone call. And if either of us doesn’t feel like we are a great match, then I’m happy to share a referral instead.
Who do you work with?
I provide individual counseling for adults in Missouri. My specialty is helping ambitious adults heal perfectionism, people-pleasing, and past hurts, so you are free to be YOU. For more information on my specialties, feel free to check out these pages:
- Ambitious adults heal perfectionism, so you can motivate yourself from self-kindness instead of self-hate.
- Divorced women find themselves, so they can reclaim their worth.
- Young adults let go of defining themselves based on what others want them to be.
- Women love themselves enough to stop making the same relationship mistakes.
- Men be the best partner they can be without losing themselves.
- Overwhelmed, burned-out entrepreneurs, executives, and moms love and care for themselves as much as they care for their business, organization, and/or family.
I don’t provide counseling for children, teens, or couples.
Do you provide in-person or online counseling?
All counseling sessions are 100% online, via telephone, or secure video call. Weather permitting, nature sessions are available upon request for established clients.
I am not offering in-person counseling at this time.
Is online counseling right for me?
Although there are many advantages to online counseling (convenient, effective, & keeping us safe from infectious diseases such as COVID-19), it’s not right for everyone. Online counseling (or teletherapy) works best for those with mild to moderate symptoms, are comfortable using technology, and have a quiet, private place to have their sessions.
Online counseling is not recommended for clients who are suicidal or experiencing severe mental health symptoms.
How long do appointments last?
The initial appointment is one hour. After that, all appointments are 50-minutes in length.
How often will we meet?
To begin, we will meet once a week. I find it’s important to gain some momentum in the beginning by meeting weekly or progress can stall out. Once some or all of your goals are met, meeting less often will make sense.
We typically meet until you feel like you’ve met your goals. Some clients find the relief and clarity they are looking for in as few as 8-10 sessions. While others may choose to attend counseling for a longer period of time, especially if they are going through an intense time and need ongoing support.
What does therapy help with?
While I cannot guarantee a specific outcome or result, I am committed to creating a safe space and showing up for my clients. I believe in my clients until they can believe in themselves. And when my clients show up for themselves, they grow. I’ve witnessed my clients create:
- space to breathe in their daily lives
- energy to build their dream lives
- more awareness of what people, stories, and habits drain and fill them up
- sense of inner strength and trust
- recognizing and respecting their own needs
- ease in decision making and setting boundaries
- ability to access love and acceptance from within
If any of these sounds like ways you’d like to grow too, then let’s have a conversation. You can schedule free 15-minute phone consult with me. And you’ll be one step closer to creating the life and relationships you desire from the inside out.
How much do you charge?
My fee is $120 for a 50-minute session. For a complete list of my fees and financial policy, please read my fee page.
Do you take my insurance?
No, I do not accept reimbursement from insurance companies. I collect payment in full from you at the time of service.
If you have a PPO-type insurance plan and you want to submit a claim for out-of-network reimbursement, I can give you a detailed receipt. Please note that submitting an insurance claim means I will need to put a mental health diagnosis in your chart.
What will it be like to work with you in therapy?
I blend several approaches based on what the client needs at the moment. I pull from family systems, mindfulness, and self-love practices.
We don’t just talk about being more loving, as I invite my clients into practice and experience accessing their compassionate parts of self in the session. I’m skilled with going deep, inviting others to grow with compassion, and helping facilitate self-healing by connecting clients to their hearts. I find we have a natural tendency to soften toward growth and healing when we feel heard not only by others but also by ourselves.
How do I get the most out of counseling?
The more active you are in the process, the more you will get out of counseling. Having goals or problems you want to address will help focus the session. And observing and monitoring your own progress toward your goals will help fine-tune the work you do between sessions.
How do I schedule an appointment with you?
I only schedule appointments with new clients after we’ve had an initial conversation to determine if we are a good fit. The best way to reach me is to schedule a free, initial 15-minute phone call with me. You can find a list of available phone call times on my website.
*Note: Marci is a counselor/therapist based in Lee’s Summit who provides online counseling for adults who live in Missouri. She provides individual counseling for men and women from all over the state (including Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Columbia, Blue Springs, and beyond).