How I Work
Please get in touch if I can help answer any questions.
What is your cost per session?
Do you accept insurance?
I also recommend you contacting your Insurance Provider to determine if you have out-of-network mental health benefits.
What is the session length?
What to Expect for Our First Appointment
What happens if we determine we are not a good fit, in-person?
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you learn more about yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing [your] business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of overwhelming emotions and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, they too might become distressed.
There is also the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
How does therapy work? What do I have to do in sessions?
In therapy, you can expect me to be warm, direct, and engaging. Yet, I challenge you when needed, since you are investing your time and money. I also tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs, having had various specialized training.
You can expect us to explore, identify, and process your understanding of your mind, body, emotions, behaviors, life experiences, and needs. We also give attention to destructive patterns that keep you from living the life you desire. However, I don’t expect you to always have content to talk about. That’s where I come in. I reflect on our sessions ahead of time and know what to bring to your attention. Additionally, I’m actively engaged in our sessions, which means that talk therapy isn’t its limit.
We can also use our sessions to actively engage in activities of skill-building so that you are equipped with healthy coping skills to use outside of therapy.
How long does therapy last?
On average, I see clients for at least three months. I believe you’re worth more than a quick “fix it” and you deserve to learn and build upon healthier coping skills.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Do you provide online video counseling, and is it confidential?
I comply with data privacy and security provisions to safeguard your medical information. I also encourage clients to find a safe and secure place to engage in our online sessions, so they too can ensure privacy.
Online video counseling sessions do not require any special device equipment. Clients have the option of downloading the software onto their smartphones or laptops for use. Then, I initiate contact during our session time, by selecting your email address. After all, what can make video online counseling just as effective as in-person therapy, is the quality of the therapeutic bond between the therapist and client.
**As of November 2020, my practice has transitioned to a long-term virtual practice, after recognizing how effective it continues to be in the lives of clients, and the flexibility it offers.**