• banner image

    General FAQs

    To search this page for a particular question or word: press control-F on your Windows computer and enter the word in the box at the top. Using Safari on a Mac, type the word or phrase you want to find in the address bar, and scroll down to On This Page. Tap Find “[word(s) you entered].”

    Appointments and Scheduling

    How do I schedule an appointment with you?

    Current Clients: Click the Current Clients button in the header of my site.

    To become a client: Click Contact Me in the header of my site.

    What is the Onboarding Process?

    1. Send me an inquiry and complete a consult call with me
    2. Complete the intake and registration paperwork
    3. Create your account on Spruce Health

    Can I see you in person?

    No. I no longer have a physical location, I do telehealth exclusively. It’s normal for clients to feel a little hesitant about it, but most of my clients have enjoyed it. I encourage you to give it a try.

    What if I’m in crisis?

    Resources available here

    What is the link for my telehealth appointment?

    I will send you the link during our onboarding process when you become an official client.

    How do I refer someone to you?

    First, thanks for your interest in sending someone my way! That’s the highest compliment you could possibly give me. The best way to refer me is to send clients to this website you’re on now, which is https://DavidFlowersTherapy.com.

    What are your days/hours of availability?

    M/W — 4 pm to 9 pm (last session at 8)

    T/Th — 10 am to 2 pm (last session at 1)

    F — 10 am to 12pm, current clients only, no intakes (last session at 11)

    Treatment

    What is your specialty?

    Couples counseling. 81% of working therapists say they work with couples, but only 12% have sought specialized training in couple counseling. This is a concern because working with couples is a completely different thing than working with individuals. Special training is essential to do it well.

    View my approach to helping couples

    Can I see you for couple counseling without my partner?

    Yes. Sometimes you’d be surprised how effective couple counseling can be when only one partner is even interested.

    How do I learn details about your work with couples?

    See my couples counseling FAQ.

    Do you work with clinical issues like anxiety and depression?

    Only as they may pop up in a person who is seeing me for couples counseling.

    Can you prescribe medication?

    No.

    I’m not a very techy person. What if I can’t get through the onboarding process?

    I understand technology isn’t for everybody. But I only do telehealth and that means a lot of technology! If that doesn’t work for you let me know and I’ll get you some referrals.

    How long are sessions?

    All sessions start at the top of the hour and are 45 minutes long. At twenty to the hour, I will let you know we have five minutes to wrap up. Intake sessions usually run 60-75 minutes.

    Rates and Payment

    I work with couples only and do not accept insurance. My rate is $225 for the first session and $160 for every session after that. Per couple, not per person.

    What forms of payment do you accept?

    I keep a credit/debit card on file for every couple and that card is charged after each session.

    Social Media

    Can I be your friend on Facebook?

    I don’t accept clients as friends on my personal social media accounts, but I have business accounts for my practice with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn. You may follow me on any/all of these but you don’t have to. If you follow me and comment on something I will likely not respond as a way of protecting your privacy.

    Telehealth

    How does telehealth work?

    See my telehealth page

    Miscellaneous

    Will you write a letter so I can get an emotional support animal?

    I don’t do this. The common thinking now is these letters should only be written by mental health professionals who have specific training on using emotional support animals as an adjunct to therapy. Someone with this training will typically want to meet your animal and do an evaluation.

    Unfortunately I do not know any therapists who have this training so I cannot refer you to anyone.

    Can you testify in court, or write a letter to the court?

    Reports I send to court will include only the date you began seeing me, how many sessions we did, the last date I saw you, a statement about whether or not you cooperated in session, and whether or not, in my opinion, you met the treatment goals we laid out. I will not issue opinions on your fitness as a parent, or predict whether or not you will be a risk to yourself or others. There are forensic mental health workers who specifically fulfill these kinds of functions for the court.

    I will do my best to resist all attempts of one client to force me to testify against another, such as a couple I was seeing who gets a divorce and one wants to use my testimony against the other.

    Can you come speak to my group?

    There’s probably nothing I’d love more. Contact me and let me know the topic you’re thinking about and the rough time frame. I’ll get back to you to discuss details.