Who Is Tailored Talks?
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Mental Health Role: Clinical Social Work/Therapist
License Number: CW016077
License Expiration Date: 02/2023
Commonwealth of Virginia
License Number: 0904013402
License Type: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
License Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
The choice to start therapy can be a difficult one. Sometimes life’s greatest challenges also present opportunities for transformation. My desire is to provide a safe and comfortable space where that can occur. Psychotherapy can be a wonderful process to take much needed time for yourself. The world throws a lot at us.
I believe therapy needs to be a conversation-tailored to each person’s individual needs. Collaboration is key and my goal is to help my clients learn skills and strategies to increase coping and find peace. I also believe that change is possible for every person. I’ve been honored to sit with people during trying times and have become a better therapist as a result.
My practice LGBTQA+ affirming and I have extensive training and consultation in providing services for those struggling with gender dysphoria or gender issues. I also provide letters of support for those seeking cross-sex hormone therapy to provide to their physician.
I work with adults of all ages, and a large portion of my practice is made up of college-age students.
I have more than a decade of experience providing individual and group therapy. I have specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing, and utilize mindfulness based approaches. Evidence based treatments and effective therapeutic approaches are used to help assist you in meeting your goals. I also carry my International Certified Gambling Counselor Level 1 certification.
About Tailored Talks Counseling & Conversations
My office is located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. There is ample parking on the street and in a public parking lot. The building is ADA accessible and public transportation is close by.
I also have a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to submit claims to the Gambling Treatment Reimbursement Fund for those that are eligible. Please ask how we can determine eligibility!
The private/cash rate for the Initial Evaluation is $150.00 and follow-up appointments are $125.00 per session. All copays, coinsurances and deducible amounts are due at the time services are rendered. Your health coverage will be confirmed and you will be aware of what you will owe prior to your first session.
I collect a credit card which is kept on file and will be used for payment of services unless you wish to use an alternate form of payment.
If you do not show for your scheduled appointment, or you have not provided 24-hour advance notice, you will be billed for the full cost (private-pay rate) of that session.
Transform Yourself Into Who You Are Destined To Be
My desire is to provide a safe and comfortable space where that can occur. Psychotherapy can be a wonderful process to take much needed time for yourself. The world throws a lot at us.