Updated October 2023

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Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, please email me at or book a free 20-minute phone consultation above.  I look forward to connecting with you.

Telehealth Sessions
I offer Online Therapy and Counseling for Women in Georgia via HIPAA Compliant Zoom.  Each time we meet, you will receive a single-use link.  You may need to check your Spam/Junk folders the first time we meet.

In Person Sessions
I offer In Person Therapy and Counseling for Women in Georgia on Sundays.  Sunday sessions are held in Sandy Springs.

Email Communication
I use Hushmail, a HIPAA compliant email provider.  To receive and send Hushmail, you will need to establish a free account.  As a reminder, your emails are only as secure as the security offered by your email provider.

SMS texting is not HIPAA compliant.  Please use SMS texting only for scheduling and do not include personal information.  If you do include personal information in SMS text messages, you understand I am unable to guarantee your privacy or confidentiality.

Can We Work Together?
You must be a Georgia resident to schedule online or in person therapy with me.
Georgia — Licensed Clinical Social Worker #CSW003082

Scheduling Hours
Monday – Saturday (Online)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday (In Person)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fees and Billing
Planning for your financial investment in therapy is an important part of the process.  The cost should be comfortable for you and not increase your stress level.  I am happy to meet at any time interval you prefer, though I encourage you to plan for not less than every 10 – 14 days in the beginning of our work together for maximum benefit.

You may use Flexible Spending Accounts, Healthcare Savings Accounts, debit cards, or credit cards to make payments.  While I do not accept insurance, I am happy to provide you with a Superbill.  For more about Superbills, please see below.

I use JaneApp and Stripe to process professional fees.   “ML.LCSW” will appear on your statement. 

1 hour Therapy Appointment          $240
1.5 hour Therapy Appointment       $340
2 hour Therapy Appointment         $450
Forms Completion                         $120/hr

How Much Will Your Insurer Reimburse You?
If you have Out-of-Network benefits, contact your insurance company and ask:

  1. Does your policy include Mental Health / Behavioral Health Out-of-Network benefits?
  2. What dollar amount do they consider “Usual & Customary” for a “90837” (1 hour) in your Zip Code?
  3. What percentage of this “Usual & Customary” fee will you be reimbursed?
  4. What is the exact dollar amount you will be reimbursed per session?
  5. How soon can you expect to be reimbursed for each session?

Superbill Instructions
Click on any Superbill link above, complete the information and submit as directed.  We will create your Superbill with the information provided and return it to you within 7 days.  Once you receive your Superbill via email, you may submit it to your insurer for reimbursement.  Superbills are completed and returned on Mondays.

2-Day | 48 Hour Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy
Please note I require a minimum 48-hour notice for cancellations and rescheduling requests.  Because your appointment time is held exclusively for you, it cannot be made available to others.  Appointments cancelled within 48-hours are billed at full fee.  We appreciate your understanding. 

Social Media Policy
I maintain a professional presence only on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.  Postings on these platforms are for professional and informational purposes only.  For your privacy, safety and protection, I do not accept invitations or connect with clients, potential clients or former clients on social media platforms of any kind.

Live Social Media Policy – I have not, and do not, participate in chat rooms, bulletin boards, Reddit, YouTube Comments or any form of live interactive social media or streaming.  If you believe you have seen my photo and/or comments on any interactive platforms, unfortunately, these are the result of digital identity theft, fraud and impersonation, and a violation of the 1998 US Identity Theft & Assumption Deterrence Act.

Contact Me
For prompt responses, please contact me via HIPAA compliant email (  You are also welcome to text or call 770-313-7768.

Visit me on:

Psychology Today

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