Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.

The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals.

Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.

While one of my specialties is working with men, that does not mean that my services might not be the right fit for you.  My practice is an inclusive one regardless of age, race, sex, national origin, religion, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identification.  I am able to provide services to those seeking help within the scope of my practice areas.  What that means is, that if you think my services will be helpful to you, contact me to discuss your specific needs and we can determine together if my services will be of help and value.

At this time I do not work with couples as it is outside the scope of my practice.  If you are seeking couples counseling I have many trusted colleagues who I am happy to refer you and your partner too.

At this time my office is not set up or designed to see children.  However, I do have a limited number of spaces available to see adolescent males 15 years or older.  This age group fits within the scope of my practice and has been one of my specialty areas of practice for many years.  If you believe that your adolescent male teen is in need of my services contact me so that we can determine together if I am the right fit to assist with their unique needs.


Can you put a real price on changing your life? You pay for a gym membership, you buy coffee daily, you purchase those self help books, new workout shoes, but yet you still feel like nothing is really working.

This really is for you. This is an investment in real change. This is getting down to business and doing the work.


  • $180  50-60 minute initial psychotherapy/counseling assessment session
  • $180  per 45-50 minute session


I do not take insurance. I can provide you with a monthly billing statement for reimbursement if you wish to submit it to your insurance company. This monthly statement is your receipt for tax or insurance purposes.

Some or all your fees may be covered by your health insurance, if you have outpatient mental health coverage. However, insurance companies do not reimburse all conditions that may be the focus of psychotherapy. It is your responsibility to verify the specifics of your coverage. Please remember that my services are provided and charged to you, not your insurance company, so you are responsible for payment. Fees you pay for therapy services that are not reimbursed by insurance may be deductible as medical expenses if you itemize deductions on your tax return. Consult your tax professional for more information regarding deducting medical expenses.


I only accept electronic payments through my secure medical record system. I accept Visa/MasterCard credit and debit cards as forms of payment If you have a health savings card please inform me of your wish to use this during our initial consultation.

Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • 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.
  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule and item or service.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit cms.gov/nosurprises
Courtland McPherson, LCSW

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