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.
After the initial intake session fee of $250, subsequent 50-minute sessions are $205. Payment is due at the time of service and can be made by Zelle, check, credit cards, or HSA and FSA accounts. A receipt of services, for insurance purposes, can be provided upon request.
To provide the best care for my patients, my practice is independent of all insurance networks, which allows me to give you more comprehensive care and gives you more control over your privacy regarding mental health services. Scheduling is also more flexible, which allows me to see you sooner (no waitlist!) and dedicate more time to your care both in and out of session.
If you would like to use your insurance’s out-of-network benefits, you will be provided with all necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company.
I’m glad you asked! I have specialized training in the following: anxiety, prenatal and postpartum anxiety and depression, financial literacy, Circle of Security parenting coaching, neuropsychological assessment, and domestic violence treatment and prevention.
When I’m not working in my private practice, I also teach as an adjunct professor in a doctoral psychology program, am on the board of nonprofit community mental healgh center, Thamani, and I serve on the parent advisory council of my son’s school.