Dr. Skinner’s education includes a BS in Biology from VA Tech, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She completed her internship at the VA Hospital in San Antonio. She has been in private practice in the Lake Norman area since 1997, providing individual, marital, and family therapy as well as performing psychological evaluations. She draws from a variety of treatment approaches and philosophical orientations, to develop the best individualized plan for her patients. She works from the premise that the therapeutic relationship is paramount in helping her patients and facilitating their healing and growth.
Currently, she works primarily with adults and couples, although she has extensive experience with adolescents, children, and families. Areas of specialty include personality disorders, depression, anxiety, acculturation issues, grief, and relationship issues. Dr. Skinner is fluent in Spanish and provides therapy and assessment for Latino clients. Moreover, she has experience in forensic evaluations, expert witness testimony and providing clinical supervision for Masters level clinicians.
Prior to her career as a psychotherapist, Dr. Skinner was an Environmental Scientist and was trained in observing and understanding the ways that complicated systems interact and influence each other. She adopts this perspective in helping individuals see their place in systems of self, family, community, and world. She has also completed intensive yoga training, is a 200-hr RYT, and draws upon the wealth of resources that yoga can bring to bear on improving mental, psychological and physical health. She is enthusiastic about her vocation and considers it a privilege to help individuals design and prosper in their chosen lives.
Initial session is $175.00 and other hourly rate is $150.00
Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.
I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:
- Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
- Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
Dr. Skinner accepts cash or checks for payment. She does not currently accept credit card or debit card payment.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.
Any Other Questions
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you! Se puede dejar mensajes en Español en el teléfono o en el correo electrónico.