Q: What does LPCC mean?

A: LPCC stands for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. This is a licensure held by providers who have completed specific graduate education, supervision hours, state licensing exams, and additional licensing board requirements. I am licensed as an LPCC in Ohio and Kentucky.

Q: Do you offer teletherapy services? 

A: Yes. All of my services are teletherapy services. This means that we meet through secure video or phone. We can also use secure chat-based communication as needed.

Q: How long do sessions last?

A: This depends on the specific service you are interested in. Individual therapy sessions are 60 minutes, consultation/coaching sessions are 60 minutes, and neurodiversity autism assessments are about 60-90 minutes. This can be adjusted based on your needs.

Q: Do you accept insurance? 

A: No, I do not accept insurance. I made this decision for a few reasons: 1) Insurance companies request private information about you to approve services (i.e. your diagnosis, progress notes, and treatment plans), and 2) Insurance companies can limit the services available to you based on this information. By paying out-of-pocket for services, you have increased privacy and control over your therapy experience. Due to the fact that I work with neurodivergent people, I feel that working out-of-pocket is the most ethical way I can provide quality services that are tailored to your specific needs.

Q: How do I pay for my sessions?

A: You can pay for your sessions with a debit card, credit card, or HSA/FSA card through the client portal. I will give you access to the client portal after scheduling your first session.

Q: Do you offer sliding scale fees? 

A: Yes, I offer sliding scale fees for all services. Please let me know if you are interested in sliding scale fees or have questions about this process before your first session.

Q: What areas do you specialize in?

A: Autism, ADHD, OCD, trauma, LGBTQIA+, trans and gender diversity, chronic health and disability.

Q: What modalities or approaches do you use?

A: Neurodiversity affirming practices, LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy, intersectionality theory, trauma-informed care, inference based therapy, mind-body practices, and acceptance and commitment practices.

Q: Can I receive therapy if I’m self-diagnosed?

A: Yes, I am willing to support clients in their journey of self-identification or seeking a formal diagnosis. I believe that clients deserve the right to make this decision for themselves.

Q: Do you offer autism assessments?

A: Not at this time. I am currently taking a break from offering assessments due to personal health issues. Please use the Neurodivergent Therapists Directory to find other providers who offer autism assessments.

Q: Do you offer trainings?

A: Yes, I offer trainings on neurodiversity affirming care. Please see trainings or email me for more information.

Q: How do I contact you? 

A: Please email me at amelia@ameliaslama.com.

Crisis Support:

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, you can contact these numbers for immediate assistance.

If your emergency is life or death, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

National Hotlines:

Ohio Hotlines:

  • MRSS (Mobile Response and Stabilization Services) Ohio 24/7: 1-888-418-6777 and https://mrssohio.org/ – Families with youth and young adults up to age 21 who are experiencing difficulties or distress can receive assistance within 60 minutes after contacting MRSS. You may also receive up to 42 days of intensive, in-home services and linkage to on-going support.
  • Cleveland Mobile Crisis 24/7: Call 216-623-6888
  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Hotline 24/7: Call/text 216-619-6192 or 440-423-2020