FAQs

Currently, I am licensed in California and Virginia as a psychologist. If you live outside of these states, I cannot work with you as a therapist. I am currently applying for PSYPACT, which will allow me to work with people via telehealth to over 10 states.

Do you give homework in therapy?

It depends. If there is something that could be helpful, I will assign a journal entry, reading, thought exercise, or anything that could be helpful.

What should I expect during the first therapy session?

The first full session (after the phone consultation) is an initial consultation. During this 50 minute session, the psychologist will gather information about your needs, background, and discuss what she can offer. This session does not establish a professional relationship. This session is used to determine what services would be best for you as a client, which is based on the professional opinion of the psychologist. The psychologist may also determine that you require services that we cannot offer. If this is the case, she will provide you with a list of referral options.

What types of problems can you help me with?

If you are seeking therapy, I can help with a variety of problems. Common issues that people seek help for include:

  • Race-Based Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Finding a path in life
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Post-partum struggles
  • Work and career issues
  • Assertive communication
  • Setting effective boundaries
  • Stress management
  • Effectively managing relationships
  • Improving coping skills

What should I expect during the first therapy session?

The first full session (after the phone consultation) is an initial consultation. During this 50 minute session, the psychologist will gather information about your needs, background, and discuss what she can offer. This session does not establish a professional relationship. This session is used to determine what services would be best for you as a client, which is based on the professional opinion of the psychologist. The psychologist may also determine that you require services that we cannot offer. If this is the case, she will provide you with a list of referral options.

Do you give homework in therapy?

It depends. If there is something that could be helpful, I will assign a journal entry, reading, thought exercise, or anything that could be helpful.

What is your rate for individual therapy?

$200 per 45 minute therapy session and $250 for a 60-minute session. Go to fees to learn more about my sliding scale.

​Do you accept insurance?

No. I can provide out of network services for most insurances. You will need to contact your insurance company to verify your out of network benefits. 

​​I can’t afford your rate, but I really need counseling. What can I do?

I have a waitlist, but the timing of getting into therapy can be variable. Therefore, I have compiled a list of resources that I encourage you to explore.

​What types of payment do you accept?

All major debit/credit cards.

What’s your cancellation policy?

If you do not cancel your scheduled appointment more 24 hours before the scheduled appointment time, you will be charged the full fee for therapy. You cannot use your insurance to cover the cost of a missed appointment, so this will be an out-of-pocket cost.

Have more unanswered questions?

Reach out to Dr. Thelemaque today!

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