Choosing someone to support you is an important decision. To help you decide if you’d like to work together, I’ve included answers to the most common questions people have when considering working with me.

What is Therapy? What can it do for me?

Psychotherapy is a process of meeting with a trained professional on a regular basis to help you recognize and change deep-rooted thoughts, behaviors, and patterns that are keeping you feeling stuck, in pain, and away from the life you want to live.

What are some reasons people want to work with you?

People come to see me wanting to make improvements in one or more areas of their lives. Often people are seeking something better for themselves, e.g., an improved relationship with their partner or their family, meaningful work, or greater self-esteem. Sometimes, it’s to process a specific life transition or to get clarity on a major life decision. Because of my experience treating addiction, many people want to work with me in order to permanently stop self-defeating behaviors like using alcohol or drugs as a coping tool.

What kinds of clients do you work with?

I work primarily with individual adults, couples and families. In family therapy, I work with teenagers and children.

What do you specialize in working with?

While not an exhaustive list, my primary expertise is in the following areas: Addiction, Alcohol & Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Developmental Trauma, Childhood Emotional Neglect, Loss & Grief, Divorce, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Codependency and Relationships.

Do you take insurance?

I do not accept insurance; however, I can provide a monthly receipt for services (superbill). Many insurance plans cover a portion of therapy services if you have out-of-network coverage. To find out if your insurance carrier will cover a portion of your therapy fees, you can call them and ask the following questions:

  • Do I have out-of-network coverage for outpatient mental health benefits?
  • If so, what percentage of the fee do you reimburse?
  • Do I have a deductible and if so, how much of it has been met?
  • How do I submit claims?

How long is a session?

A standard session for an individual is 45 minutes. Couple and family sessions are typically longer, e.g., 80 minutes. Longer sessions are strongly recommended for EMDR Therapy. We will discuss what best meets your needs in advance.

How often do we meet?

I meet with most clients on a weekly basis. Over time, as substantial progress has been made and you’re getting ready to transition out of therapy, we may decide to meet less often.

How long does Therapy go on for?

The length of therapy varies with each person and their desired goals. In processing a major loss, for example, it may take several months. When people come in looking to change deeply ingrained patterns and beliefs, the therapy process may take longer. I’ll check in with you throughout our work to determine if it feels like an appropriate time to transition out of therapy.