Reaching out to a therapist can feel like a big step. I get it. I don't bite! Feel free to call if you want to chat a bit and see if this might be a good fit for you.
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frequently asked questions
Therapy can help with a range of issues, from relationship distress to anxiety to dealing with creative blocks. If you are struggling with conflict in your relationships, hurt by events in your past, feeling distant from your partner or just want space to learn more about yourself, couples or individual therapy could be helpful for you.
Therapy is essentially a supportive, empathic conversation in which you experience deep listening. Depending on what you're working on, you may see your problems from a different perspective, learn more about yourself, heal from past trauma and develop new skills for living your best life. In couples therapy, the first three sessions are assessment of your relationship. That way we thoroughly understand your relationship's strengths and challenges so that you can feel confident about what your goals are and how to reach them.
Everything is confidential in therapy, unless you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else, or you reveal that a child is being abused. Then, the therapist is legally required to notify the appropriate resource.
Sessions are $175/45 minutes or $225/55 minutes. I do not accept insurance. I see couples for 60 minute sessions. Many clients also submit their claims for out-of-network coverage to their insurance companies. I can offer some flexibility for folks with financial constraints, so feel free to ask.
It's totally up to you how long you are in therapy and depends on your needs and goals. Research suggests attending therapy weekly for a minimum of 3 months is the best way to produce lasting changes. I suggest clients commit to weekly sessions for at least 8 weeks before considering meeting biweekly. Some clients want to continue meeting together weekly for a long time; others feel ready to move on once their initial goals have been met.
In my work with couples, I draw from the Gottman Method, which is an evidence-based practice based on 40 years of relationship research. I also have training in healing from affairs and trauma for couples, couples and addiction recovery, and Emotion Focused Therapy for couples.
When working with individuals, I integrate evidence-based therapies like ACT and CBT with a person-centered, psychodynamic approach. This means I listen deeply to you and provide space for you to uncover your own inner wisdom and creativity.
Our first consult call will give us a sense of whether we are a fit. If I feel like your problems are not something I can help with, I will be happy to provide you with referrals to others who can help. I encourage you to talk with several therapists before committing to working with one, and trust your gut about what's right for you.
I have a 48 hour cancellation policy, which means that if you provide less than 48 business hours notice of a cancellation you will be charged the full session fee. In order to ensure continuity of care for my clients, I also have a consistency policy. Clients are asked to commit to weekly therapy sessions and are allowed two cancellations per six month period. If you cancel more than twice in six months, you will be charged the full session fee. I will do my best to accommodate any rescheduling requests made in advance and will not charge you if we reschedule another session within the same week of your appointment.
You will get more out of therapy the more consistent and motivated you are to learn, grow and self-reflect.