Frequently asked questions
What's the first session like?
I think of the first 1- 3 therapy sessions like we're laying a foundation for future work. I'll have lots of questions to ask to get to know you, your background, and what brings you to therapy. We can create an initial plan for therapy, including expectations, goals, and frequency of sessions.
Will you tell anyone what I share with you?
Your privacy is my utmost priority. I take whatever reasonable measures I can to ensure confidentiality and protect your private information.
How much does it cost? Do you offer sliding scale rates? Do you take insurance?
Each 50-minute session is $160.
How long should I be in therapy?
The Short and Sweet:
What's your treatment approach?
Using a variety of research-supported techniques and the therapist-client relationship, therapy is tailored to your individual needs. Together we work to strengthen your "real self" - the self that is balanced, self-compassionate, and realistically disciplined. We will revise distressing feelings and patterns of thinking and coping that no longer serve you.
How do I know if therapy is right for me?
Are you a human being? Yes? Then therapy is right for you.
How can therapy help me?
As a therapist, my job is to enter your world with you and explore the parts of yourself that may be confusing, dark, or scary and help you make peace with those parts. From this process you can gain the insight and perspective needed to release yourself from the constraints preventing your growth.
In a confidential and boundaried setting, I can provide the support, accountability, guidance, and compassion needed for change. These parameters often allow for growth in ways our personal relationships cannot.
How do I start? What is the first step?
If you're ready to start, schedule a session here.
What is your cancellation policy?
What is your availability?
It varies within the week, but in general my hours are Mon - Fri , 8am - 6pm.
What do I need to do before my first session?
You'll be sent the intitial paperwork electronically through the secure client portal after you've made an appointment.
"Labels do violence to people.
You can't treat the label; you have to treat the person behind the label.”
(Irvin D. Yalom, Lying on the Couch)