What Do You Do When I Come to Therapy?
Early in session, we get to know each other and build a therapy-client relationship.
You usually describe what’s going on now, goals you would like to set and/or problems you want to solve. This is your time. You are able to express your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. You are heard with no interruptions and no judgments. Our conversations are kept in strict confidence except when there is safety t you or others.
I help my clients find options and strategies to cope and to create a life they love.
I often take notes and will write notes after session.
I might make recommendations on podcast, apps, books, readings, exercises that you might find helpful in between our sessions.
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.
Do come prepared with questions, concerns. Be truthful. Be open to change (cry, laugh, speak up, role play, practice assertiveness etc).
Apply what you learn in therapy. You might have practice exercises between sessions. It’s helpful to do them. You will find out what’s working and what’s not.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
It depends. Because you are unique with unique needs,
I can’t tell you exactly how many sessions. However, therapy is usually time-limited and we can discuss this when we meet. I have clients who wish to discuss a specific issue/situation and will leave therapy once this is resolved to their liking. I also have clients who are in therapy for longer periods. We will mutually decide when therapy is to end.
I cannot guarantee that you will meet all your goals but you can be sure that we will work together on the goals that are most important to you.
Sessions are 50-60 minutes in length.
Why shouldn’t I just take Medication?
Medications alone do not solve all issues. Medications treat the symptoms. Our work together l to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you create a life that you love.
Medications can be effective and are sometimes combined with therapy. If you need more support I work closely with providers in the area to help you find the best fit for your needs.
Can I Afford Therapy?
The average cost of an individual session is $150. I also accept some insurance, credit cards, cash and checks We can discuss your payment and insurance options when you call.
Payment is due at the start of the session.
My Partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual therapy or come together?
If you are concerned about your relationship, and you would both like to work with me, I would initially work with both of you in couple’s therapy. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual therapy, I could work with only one of you. Due to potential trust issues, it is my preference to continue individual therapy with only one partner. I will gladly make necessary referrals to another therapist.
What is Your Cancellation Policy?
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment please do so within 24 hours. This time was reserved just for you and we will work with you to reschedule within 3 weeks of the original appointment. You are responsible for payment of the full fee for missed/cancelled appointments without a 24-hour notice or if you are unable to reschedule within 3 weeks.
Do You Accept Insurance?
I accept some insurance. Please click on the Insurance button. I also accept cash. If you have a copay, it’s due at the time of service, Please note that you are responsible for bills that are not paid if denied by insurance.
If you have out of network services, I will provide you with receipts for payments made for your submission to your insurance service.
What else Do I need to know?
Dark chocolate is one of my faves! Clients say they enjoy several smooth and relaxing bites available in the waiting area before their session with me.
I am so looking forward to assisting you become a happier, healthier and free you.