Typically, we will meet on a weekly basis. As you achieve your goals, we will drop to less frequent meetings. I will check in with you often so we can make adjustments to meeting frequency as needed.
That depends on your goals for therapy. Brief treatment for a very specific concern might be as short as six sessions, while longer term therapy could last months or even years.
Our first few meetings will give both of us the opportunity to get to know each other and decide if we are a good fit to work together. Initial meetings are usually more structured than subsequent therapy sessions. I will ask questions about your history and background. We will talk about your concerns and your goals for therapy. We will also discuss the therapy process and answer any questions you have.
While every person, and session, is different there are a few common factors. Each session we will focus on what you’d like to address that day. The session is a place for you to take a break from others’ agendas and focus on your own thoughts, feelings and point of view. My role is to listen, look for patterns, and work with you to come up with new solutions to old problems.
The honest answer – I don’t know yet. The most important factor in successful therapy is you, the client. In my experience, those who are motivated, ready to build new habits, and willing to make changes are those who benefit the most from therapy. A good therapeutic fit between us is also key. If you feel we are not a good fit, or that you would rather work with a therapist with a different approach, I will gladly refer you to a trusted colleague.
The fee for ongoing 50 minute sessions is $205 and for the initial intake session is $250. I accept checks, all major credit cards, HSA and FSA accounts, and Zelle. Payment is due at the time of service and upon request I will provide you with a receipt of services for insurance purposes.
In order to provide the best quality care for my patients, I have decided not to participate in any insurance networks. Doing so allows me to provide more comprehensive care and gives you more control over your privacy regarding mental health services. I am also able to maintain a more flexible schedule, which allows me to see you sooner (no waitlist!).
If you choose to use your insurance out-of-network benefits, I will gladly provide you with all necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company to get some portion of your fee reimbursed (depending on your benefits).
I’m glad you asked! In addition to my private practice, I have worked in the following settings - community mental health clinics, large group private practices, college counseling centers, and domestic violence agencies and shelters. I’ve helped people recover from burnout; get over anxiety, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism; leave unsatisfying jobs for more fulfilling ones; get their finances in order; and improve their relationships with loved ones.
I have a doctorate in clinical psychology and have specialized training in the following: anxiety, financial literacy, prenatal and postnatal anxiety and depression, Circle of Security parenting coaching. I also have extensive training in neuropsychological assessment of adults and children.