Cognizant Counseling Center, LLC

Therapy Process



How We Work

We will work with you to create your specific therapy goals and treatment plan. I am committed to co-creating a “wish list” or personalized treatment plan with you during the first session of therapy. Each therapy session will actively work towards achieving one or more of your goals. You will know when it is time to “graduate” from therapy because all of the goals you stated in your first sessions will be accomplished or well on their way to being fulfilled.

What We expect from you

​​I will give you practical tools and life skills to achieve your therapy goals sooner. There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or doing some behavioral homework (such as exercising or doing a couples date). It is important to process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life between sessions. Also, homework usually saves you time and money and allows you to accomplish your therapy goals faster. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions. People seeking psychotherapy are willing to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change and create greater awareness in their lives.

What You Can Expect

  • ​​Compassion, Respect, and Understanding
  • Transforming negative thoughts and behaviors to self-affirming ones that create joy
  • Effective tools and strategies for enacting positive change
  • An established treatment plan where each session moves you closer towards your goals​

Before Your First Appointment

​New clients will need to print and fill out intake paperwork and bring it to your first session. Filling out the paperwork ahead of time allows you to have more time for therapy in your first session. You will receive your Intake paperwork after you have made your first appointment.

Initial intake appointments take 1.5 hours, as do all trauma therapy sessions. Appointments are usually scheduled weekly and on a regular basis until you have accomplished the majority of your goals and other arrangements are made.

Self-Pay Fee

I am working on getting paneled with other insurances. If I am not yet a provider for your insurance
I can provide you with a super bill for you to submit to your insurance company.


Free 15 Minute

Phone Consultation to see if we are a good fit!


for Individual Therapy


for your first session, which is a Clinical Assessment Intake

Provider for the following insurance companies:

Once you become a client, phone consultations or written reports that involve more than 10 minutes will be charged at our office visit rates.

All clients are required to keep a valid credit card on file.

This card will be charged the morning of your session. We utilize CardPoint to collect payments, and when your credit card is charged, you’ll receive an email notification/receipt from CardPoint.


All no-show or late cancellations (cancellations within 24 hours of appointment time) will be subject to a late cancellation fee and will be billed at the hourly rate of $150.00. There are exceptions for emergency situations and will be considered case by case.

At Cognizant Counseling Center, my hope is to remove as many barriers to mental health as possible. I have an allotted number of sliding-fee slots on my caseload. If you are uninsured or underinsured, please reach out to see if this opportunity may be available! Please note these slots fill quickly and often have a waitlist.

North Charleston
Counseling Center

No Surprises Act and Good Faith Estimates

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. The No Surprises Act requires that state-licensed and certified healthcare providers provide a Good Faith Estimate of charges to every new and continuing client who’s either uninsured or isn’t planning to submit a claim to insurance for the services that they’re seeking.

  • You have the right
  • To receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
  • To receive a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before you receive your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
  • To dispute a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate
  • To have a copy of your Good Faith Estimate

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit

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