Sunset over the river with Jenn Zatopek Listens in the sky.

Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.  

Life throws all of us curveballs, and we need extra help to navigate those challenging times. In fact, therapy benefits those who have enough self-awareness to realize they need some extra support, which is to be admired! You are accepting you need to take responsibility for where you’re at in life and you’re choosing to commit to creating intentional change by pursing therapy.

What are some of the benefits of therapy?

Therapy offers long-term benefits including vital emotional support from a caring therapist, science-based resources to help you manage triggers, creative solutions to whatever challenges you face, and freedom from past constraints. Therapy also offers you valuable encouragement and support through difficult experiences you face, letting you know you are never alone. Other benefits including befriending yourself, pursuing a more purpose-driven and meaningful life, and rich spiritual awakenings, leading to your next evolution as a human

Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?

People come to therapy for lots of reasons including going through major life transitions like losing a job, a divorce, or a recent trauma. Others may need help dealing with complex issues like low self-worth, depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship problems, spirituality or sexuality concerns, and creative blocks. In short, people who seek out therapy are ready to meet their life challenges head-on and ready to create change for their greatest good.

What is therapy like?

Therapy focuses on creating change where you need it the most. As your therapist, I have advanced training in EMDR and the latest insights in neuroscience to help you release old feelings and take control of your life. I’m also trained in the 12-Steps to help you with addiction recovery, codependency issues, or relationship problems. My virtual office is like a cozy living room where we’ll work together to help you break free from old patterns and build the life you want.

How long is therapy?

Sessions are normally 50 minutes, but I also 75-minute, or 90-minute sessions for your convenience. In addition, I offer nature therapy sessions for women and folx who identify as women in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex which last about an hour.

How much does therapy cost?

Therapy costs are as follows: $150 per 50-minute session, $200 per 75-minute session, or $2225 per 90-minute session. Phone calls that are less than $30 minutes are billed at $35 and phone calls that are over 30 minutes are billed at $100. I offer a free and no-obligation phone consultation session for all new inquires. Payment is due at time of service and may be made by cash, check, credit card, or debit card.

Do you accept insurance?

I don’t accept insurance, but I’m happy to provide you with the required documentation for you to submit to your insurance carrier for possible out-of-network benefits. Check with your insurance company and ask them if mental health services are covered, how much therapy costs per session, how many sessions are covered under their plan, how much does the plan cover for an out-of-network provider and when their plan will reimburse you.

How long is therapy?

Length of therapy depends on many factors including the type of problem you need help with, how long you’ve dealt with the problem, complexity of your situation, and what goals you hope to achieve. Sometimes therapy is quite brief and works quickly to meet short-term goals. Other times, people may be in therapy for awhile, like months or years, until they feel their issues have been resolved. The choice is yours and can always be discussed with me!

Is therapy confidential?

Yes, the law protects the privileged communication between a client and therapist. However, there are exceptions to this rule, and they are as follows: 1) report of child or elder abuse; 2) danger to self or others; and 3) if there is a court order.

How do I make an appointment with you?

Please fill out the form below and send me a direct message, call or text my practice number which is (817) 642 – 7305, or send me an email at I can’t wait to hear from you!


Image: Trinity River at sunset, Jenn Zatopek