Frequently Asked Questions

What is therapy?


Therapy is a personal, voluntary decision that is about discovering the cause of ineffective behaviors, beliefs, feelings, and/or relationship issues. After the cause(s) is/are identified, the work begins to build an individualized, self - discovery plan for a solution(s). The therapy environment is a safe space to process, confront, and resolve unhealthy challenges in your life. As a therpist, I am in this space to listen with full attention, provide intentional feedback to promote progress, model a healthy relationship, and remain ethical and unbiased throughout the process. Because therapy is a process, it is important to contact the National Suicide Hotline if you are facing an acute situation and are thinking about suicide. Please call: like 800-273-8255 immediately, as this line is open 24/7/365. If you are in a relationship to which you feel like you are in danger and need support, please call the National Domestic Violence hotline at: 800.799.SAFE (7233). There are also open lines 24/7/365 to provide support, information, if you are in a relationship experiencing domestic violence.




What is the process to get started?


The steps to begin therapy services with Peaceful Connections Counseling and Consulting: 1. Book a free, 15 - minute consultation to which we will connect to discuss your needs and goals in therapy. Any acute needs will be addressed at that time, as well as if another appropriate referral is in your best interest. To book a consultation, please book from this website. You may also email me at: alyssa@peacefulcounselingandconsulting.com to inquire about a consultation and I would be glad to coordinate a day and time in response. 2. After the consultation, if it is mutally agreed - an initial appointment is scheduled. I will collect your name and email to create a secure, HIPAA compliant client portal account to which you can login to review practice policies and complete intake assessments. You are also able to conviniently sign all documents electronically and complete your billing information at that time. 3. Depending on the reminder settings you choose from your portal account, you will be notified with a link to join the secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth room via Simple Practice. You will be charged the full session fee the day of your appointment. 4. On the day of your appointment, click the link provided to you at the time of your appointment to begin services. That is it ! :)




Do you accept insurance?


I do not accept insurance. All sessions are $130.00/hour. If your plan does provide reimbursement, I would be glad to provide you with the necessary documentation (i.e. invoice) to submit to your insurance company. For self pay, all major credit cards, debit cards, Flexible Spending Account cards, and Health Savings Accont cards are accepted.




Do you offer other mental health and wellness services outside of therapy services?


yes, I do. To begin, I provide a Spirit Animal Workshop that has been designed as an individual experience to promote the following: to awaken unspoken gifts, figure out the course of your life, understand the lessons behind your disappointments, discover your strengths, and find out your spirit animal guide. The setting is a secure, HIPAA compliant virtual room. The workshop cost is $250.00 for 2 hours to cover and process all objectives. Additionally, I provide an individual, 5 - week Chakra series that is focused on examining each of your Chakra centers to identify the following: rewriting script to raise vibration, nutritional changes to heal, and shadow work to unclog/unblock. I also provide weekly worksheets for weekly tips and individual practices to further along development in enhacing connection with each chakra energy. The setting is a secure, HIPAA compliant virtual room. The 5-week series is $700.00 which also includes a free, 60-minute consultation session at the conclusion of the series to process all knowledge and tools gained. To schedule a date for workshop, please book a consultation date via this website, or email me at: alyssa@peacefulcounselingandconsulting.com to coordinate a day and time.




I am a Registered Mental Health Intern in the state of Florida and I am interested working with you as my Clinical Supervisor. What are the steps?


Thank you for your interest! It is an honor to potentially be apart of such an important part of your professional development as a therapist. Before a mutal agreement can be established to move forward, I require a 45 - minute interview and conversation in order to: get to know each other's backgrounds, discuss your expectations, and examine the possibility of the practice and my style as aligning to your path of acquiring licensure. Please email me at : alyssa@peacefulcounselingandconsulting.com to schedule a day and time to schedule a virtual meeting.