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  • Who do you work with?
    I work with adults, couples, families and relationships of all configurations. (18+)
  • Do you offer a free consultation?
    Yes, Fill out my contact form, email me at ysabel@purrfectlyhumantherapy.com or text me to (512) 641-5971 to schedule your free 15-minute virtual consultation. We can talk more about your therapy needs, my therapeutic approach/policies, and we can see if we would be a good fit. In the case that we aren’t, I’ll provide you with referrals for therapists who meet your criteria.
  • Do you offer in-person or online sessions?
    I provide 100% virtual sessions, with no in-person sessions at the moment. Feel free to join from any secure location, while you’re alone (or maybe a cat/dog beside you)!
  • How do I schedule a session with you?
    The first step is to schedule a free 15 minute virtual consultation with me so we can discuss what brings you to therapy, my practice/approach, and any questions or concerns you might have before deciding to work with me. If we are a good fit, we can schedule our first session during the consultation. I will then send you a link to my online portal system where you will review & provide some information, and e-sign a few documents before the 1st session.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    I don’t accept insurance. All of my services are private pay–with a credit/debit card, FSA, or HSA.
  • Why don’t you take insurance?
    Insurance companies require me to give you a diagnosis for billing purposes, and often put a restriction on the number of sessions. Since the insurance companies are paying for it, they also have the right to audit your file and determine if they will continue paying for sessions based on what they deem to be your progress. I choose to work with my clients and their individualized needs, not for insurance companies. The rigid guidelines of insurance companies prevent an individualized treatment approach, which I feel all my clients deserve.
  • What are your fees? How do I pay for therapy?
    Individual Therapy $115 for a 50 minute session $160 for an 80 minute session Couples, Partnership, Family Therapy Each participant will have an intake before a full session together. Either a 50 minute session split, 50 minute session each, or 80 minute session split (depending on which you choose/what time permits). $140 for a 50 minute session $185 for an 80 minute session I collect payment for sessions the morning of each session using the payment card information stored securely online (4am-8am).
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Late cancellations and no-shows will be subject to a full charge if not received at least 24 hours in advance.* This is necessary because a time commitment is made to you, and is held exclusively for you. I value your time as a client, and uphold the same policy for myself. If I cancel/reschedule a session less than 24 hours in advance, I will provide a session free of charge.* If I no-show a session I will provide a session to you free of charge.* **I understand emergencies come up, and exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. In the instance that you have already been charged (morning of), it would be added as a credit to your account for the next session.
  • Do you offer a sliding scale?
    I value mental health accessibility, so I do have limited sliding scale options for those who are financially in need. Sliding scale clients have a fee review every 6-12 months, to ensure services remain accessible to those who benefit from the low-cost fee option.
  • What should I do to prepare for my first session?
    Your first visit is a little different than a regular therapy session. It will consist of a specialized intake based on how you’ve answered the questions from the forms sent prior to our first session. Please make sure to complete and read any forms I send you prior to your first session–we will not be able to meet unless all documentation is completed. For couples & families, all individuals need to complete the necessary forms before the first scheduled session. I will meet with each person individually to assess each person outside of the relationship. Then, all sessions will be with all individuals present unless otherwise discussed. Aside from paperwork, and being ready to talk–just come as you are. This is where I will take the time to understand what is bringing you in for therapy, who you are, what has shaped your world and the direction you’d like therapy to take you. This gives us a foundation to work from.
  • What are sessions like?
    The structure of sessions vary depending on each client and what their individual goals and needs are. Sometimes a client may consistently come in and focus on inner-child work, but one day decide they need to process a recent event that occurred in their life. For someone else, therapy is a place for them to engage in somatic exercises to gain a sense of clarity of themselves and their body. Some clients come in to solely focus on building skills for emotional distress tolerance, and regulating their emotions (a more structured approach). Sessions are individualized based on what you need at any given time, but I will be sure to see if we can connect anything that you bring to the initial goals that you had in session. I even check in every couple of sessions to see where you feel you are with your progress in therapy, so we can adjust your goals as needed. The most important thing is having space for you to explore, share, heal & ultimately grow.
  • What’s your therapeutic style?
    My therapeutic approach is an integrative and holistic approach, recognizing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. My goal is to address the whole person, considering the various dimensions that contribute to overall well-being. This allows me to address not only the symptoms you may be experiencing but also the underlying factors to your well-being. I aim to meet you exactly where you are, while still keeping in mind that challenge/new skills will lead to change.
  • Can therapy really help me?
    When we take a moment to turn our gaze inward, we open the door for transformation in our lives. It might be as simple as unloading thoughts we keep bottled up daily. Alternatively, it could involve acquiring new skills to navigate challenging emotions. For some, adopting a third-person perspective unveils the concealed facets of a relationship. In the therapeutic journey, the extent of change often hinges on what you're willing to invest and whether our connection resonates. Therapy is a collaborative dance, and finding the right rhythm between us is crucial. With a range of therapeutic approaches available, it's like exploring a vast landscape to find the one that truly speaks to you. Your therapeutic journey is unique, and with the right match, it becomes a time of growth and self-discovery!
  • How long does therapy last?
    For some, therapy can be a short few months. They just want to get in, learn new skills, apply them, and get out. For others, it can be a life-long process of unpacking your life, and continuing with monthly maintenance checks. Every person has specific wants and needs, so therapy will last as long as needed–and this is something that you have a say so in.
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