How do we get started?
Once we receive your form, one of the therapists will email you to schedule the free 20-minute phone consultation. During the call, you will have the opportunity to elaborate on your current experiences that you wish to address in therapy. You will also learn more about my approach and cost.
How much does a therapy session cost?
Please visit the Payment and Insurance page to learn more about the session fee of our therapist. We offer different rates for a 50-minute, 75-minutes, and 90-minute sessions.
Do you accept insurance?
No, I am considered an out-of-network provider. To determine if your insurance coverage includes outpatient therapy sessions with an out-of-network provider, contact your insurance company directly by calling the customer service number found online or on the back of your insurance card. If you choose to use your insurance, you would pay me directly and I would provide you with a super-bill that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
How many sessions will it take?
The number of sessions required to experience relief and improvement is different based on each client’s unique needs. The length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place. The progress can be accelerated with the implementation of assignments that you will complete between sessions.
How often will we meet?
In most cases, I meet with my clients on a weekly basis. In some circumstances, it can also be helpful to meet twice per week depending on what you would like to work on. As progress is made, sessions are often extended to every two weeks, or as often as needed. We will decide on the frequency of your sessions within the first few meetings and can reassess during the course of our work together.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
I understand that speaking to someone new about personal challenges can be difficult. Above and beyond all else, I believe it is my most important job to create a safe and comfortable environment for you to explore your struggles openly. I strive to work at the pace that you are comfortable with.
Some of the topics we will explore during our sessions will include reasons for seeking therapy at this time, reviewing your perspective of the problem, identifying unmet needs, and formulating goals and a plan for our time together. Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we may only see each other once a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you with your personal growth such as reading self-help books, journaling about the particular topic, exposure activities in response to feared triggers and self-care activities such as meditation.
My partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual counseling or come together?
There are a few different routes to finding the right care for you. At times, I have worked with couples where each partner has their own separate therapist and I am their dedicated couples therapist. At other times I began working with the couple initially, and afterwards, one of the partners and I decided to work individually. Please note that it is not helpful to move from individual into couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues. If you and I decide to work individually from the beginning, it may be helpful to have your partner join a few times. If they do join it is solely to help you reach your treatment goals, meaning working on your individual goals rather than your couple’s goals.