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 services are provided through teletherapy (secure video, phone, and/or chat).

Q: How long do sessions last?

A: This depends on the specific service you are interested in. Intake assessments last 60-90 minutes, individual therapy sessions last 50-60 minutes, and neurodiversity autism evaluations last about 60-90 minutes. This can be adjusted based on your needs, if discussed with me before your scheduled session.

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 therapy services (i.e. your diagnosis, progress notes, and treatment plans), and 2) Insurance companies can limit the services available to you based on this private 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 primarily with neurodivergent people, I feel that working out-of-pocket is the most ethical way to ensure 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 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 diverse persons, and diverse relationship structures

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: Do you offer Autism evaluations?

A: Yes – I began offering autism evaluations on March 1st, 2022. There are limited spaces available for scheduling. See services for more information.

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

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

Q: Do you offer consultation services to other professionals?

A: Yes – I offer consultation services with a special focus on neurodiversity. This means that I can offer support to help you tailor your practice or services to be neurodivergent affirming. Please email me for more information.

Q: How do I book an appointment? 

A: Contact 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